Home » Archive

Articles Archive for July 2014

Featured, Headline »

[31 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]

On the day a think-tank publicly released a report that says the Chicago Housing Authority has been socking away hundreds of millions of dollars instead of using it for housing for the poor, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked the agency to do more.

“Since HUD learned of the level of the reserves, it has prompted CHA to issue more vouchers,” said Brian Gillen, a spokesman in the Chicago office, in a written statement.
Read more at the Chicago Tribune
Some background from Crain’s 

Syndicated »

[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ellen Davis, senior vice president of the National Retail Federation, the industry’s trade group, said many retailers are working hard to attract highly skilled technology experts who might not realize there is a place for them in retail, while also …

Syndicated »

[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Kim Maisch is the state director for the Illinois chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and said raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for Chicago. “Employers only have so much money to spend on labor,” Maisch said. “When the …

Syndicated »

[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ironically, Ald. Ed Burke (14th), who led the Council charge to honor Byrne’s memory, is the only remaining alderman who served during Byrne’s tenure in office. “Last night I spent some time researching and was shocked to realize that in this city with …

Syndicated »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Political guru Nate Silver has some facts.