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Senior citizens in subsidized housing have been dying alone at home, unnoticed because of coronavirus distancing

The patchwork system of well-being checks in some of Chicago’s public and subsidized housing was not enough to prevent deaths in heartbreaking circumstances.

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Nonprofit watchdog group Project Six closing down

The group issued a statement Friday afternoon acknowledging that it is "stopping operations this month."

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Lipinski seeks IRS probe of think tank leaders after Sun-Times-ProPublica report

Lipinski cited an investigation by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Sun-Times that detailed the transactions.

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Rauner ‘very troubled’ by Sun-Times-ProPublica report on past conservative ally

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said it is reviewing the revelations uncovered in the story.

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Small-government think tank yields big bucks for nonprofit’s leaders

Leaders moved millions around five nonprofits they run, steering money to for-profit ventures in which they have a stake, Sun-Times, ProPublica find.

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How Chicago gets its guns

It’s not big trafficking rings. Mostly, it’s through little guys like John Thomas.

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Years late, with big gaps, CHA nears end of housing ‘transformation’

The Chicago Housing Authority says its massive "Plan for Transformation" will be done by year’s end — years late and not exactly what was promised.

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3 aldermen struggle to provide public housing

On the Near North Side, in Bronzeville and Jefferson Park, vastly different communities, aldermen are struggling with how to provide public housing.

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Illinois House votes to limit busts for gang contact

Illinois House passes bill that would mean police could no longer arrest parolees just for having contact with a gang member, only for gang activity.

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Illinois Senate moves to end arrests for being seen with gang members

Six Republicans, including Senate GOP leader Christine Radogno, joined with 34 Democrats in voting for the bill. It passed the House last month.