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May 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The National Rifle Assn. said it will sue the Chicago Housing Authority over its policy of banning guns from public housing. The NRA, in a letter to the authority, said the Illinois state constitution prohibits a public agency from imposing such a restriction. It also said the ban is discriminatory because it is applied mostly to blacks. "I have instructed (counsel) to prepare a response to the NRA, and . . .
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June 2, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cabrini-Green projects tower over the northern edge of downtown like a high-rise graveyard, a monument to the futility of three decades of public housing policy and the hopelessness of all who live there. Vincent Lane, the man who runs these skyline eyesores of mottled cinder-block and security fencing, comes here often on a mission that many Cabrini tenants regard as a fool's errand.
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June 2, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cabrini-Green projects tower over the northern edge of downtown like a high-rise graveyard, a monument to the futility of three decades of public housing policy and the hopelessness of all who live there. Vincent Lane, the man who runs these skyline eyesores of mottled cinder-block and security fencing, comes here often on a mission that many Cabrini tenants regard as a fool's errand.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The National Rifle Assn. said it will sue the Chicago Housing Authority over its policy of banning guns from public housing. The NRA, in a letter to the authority, said the Illinois state constitution prohibits a public agency from imposing such a restriction. It also said the ban is discriminatory because it is applied mostly to blacks. "I have instructed (counsel) to prepare a response to the NRA, and . . .
NATIONAL
April 6, 2008 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
In his books, speeches and campaign commercials, Sen. Barack Obama often harks back to his days as a civil rights attorney. It is fundamental to his autobiography, displayed on his campaign website and woven into his appeals for votes. In one of his television ads leading up to the South Carolina primary, Obama recalled "working as a civil rights attorney to make sure that everybody's vote counted."
NEWS
August 26, 1990 | HUGH A. MULLIGAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Now that he has been placed on equal footing with the Greek firm of Ictinus and Callicrates that designed the Parthenon, a serious effort is under way to save Frank Lloyd Wright's surviving buildings from being knocked down. "It's sinful, sinful," exclaims Jeanette Fields, looking out the window of her Wright-designed house in nearby River Forest, Ill., watching a group of Japanese tourists who are looking in. "Tokyo's Imperial Hotel is gone.
REAL ESTATE
November 13, 1988 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
In the aftermath of the election last week, housing the homeless remains a burning issue, fueled by federal cutbacks in construction financing. Voter approval of Proposition 84, a $300-million state bond issue, should provide some relief, but homeless advocates are not optimistic about getting aid from Washington after George Bush is inaugurated as President.
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