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October 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police began shutting down four buildings at the notorious Cabrini-Green public housing project Tuesday and boosting security at other buildings, but some residents viewed it as just another crackdown. "Six months from now everything is going to come back," said Eddie Leason, 38. He watched police search the 10- and 19-story towers and carpenters construct entryways at other buildings that will house armed guards and metal detectors.
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February 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The city of Chicago and the federal government reached an agreement for a $1.5-billion overhaul of the Chicago Housing Authority--including the demolition of 51 high-rises that became a national emblem of urban decay and poverty. The project, to be completed over a 10-year period, will demolish some of the most notorious public housing buildings. In all, 25,000 apartments will either be replaced or renovated.
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NEWS
February 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The city of Chicago and the federal government reached an agreement for a $1.5-billion overhaul of the Chicago Housing Authority--including the demolition of 51 high-rises that became a national emblem of urban decay and poverty. The project, to be completed over a 10-year period, will demolish some of the most notorious public housing buildings. In all, 25,000 apartments will either be replaced or renovated.
NEWS
May 29, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago will get another chance to prove it can run its public housing program, which was seized by the federal government four years ago because of mismanagement. City officials said it will take several months to complete the transition and fine-tune plans to run the Chicago Housing Authority, which was turned over to the city by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The federal agency seized CHA in 1995 after a series of scandals.
NEWS
March 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Mail delivery to residents of a violence-ridden Chicago housing project will resume one day after carriers halted their routes, complaining of stray gunfire and vandalized mailboxes. The Postal Service had announced that residents of the Robert Taylor Homes, eight public housing projects on Chicago's South Side, would not receive home delivery and would have to pick up their mail from a parked van.
NEWS
May 29, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago will get another chance to prove it can run its public housing program, which was seized by the federal government four years ago because of mismanagement. City officials said it will take several months to complete the transition and fine-tune plans to run the Chicago Housing Authority, which was turned over to the city by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The federal agency seized CHA in 1995 after a series of scandals.
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 . . .
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like soldiers in an army of occupation, squads of police officers fan out each night through the Robert Taylor Homes, a tombstone row of high-rise tenement buildings that loom for 18 city blocks over the Dan Ryan Expressway in south Chicago. Ignoring taunts from gang members, they poke through bullet-pocked elevator shafts, boiler rooms and laundry commons, searching for automatic weapons.
NEWS
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
October 8, 1991 | TRACY SHRYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a trip to Israel last year, Chicago Housing Authority Chairman Vincent Lane was struck by something that seemed oddly familiar about the kibbutzim he saw. Most were situated in remote, arid parts of the country and in virtual firing range of enemy borders. "This is really what (our) public housing residents have to deal with: gangs and drug dealers who threaten them daily," Lane said. "And as far as the physical environment, it is totally barren. No jobs. No services. No nothing."
NEWS
March 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Mail delivery to residents of a violence-ridden Chicago housing project will resume one day after carriers halted their routes, complaining of stray gunfire and vandalized mailboxes. The Postal Service had announced that residents of the Robert Taylor Homes, eight public housing projects on Chicago's South Side, would not receive home delivery and would have to pick up their mail from a parked van.
NEWS
June 1, 1995 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal housing officials Wednesday took control of Chicago's troubled public housing system, a move that signals the deepening chaos afflicting big city housing projects and tarnishes the vision of Vincent Lane, the activist city housing administrator whose dreams of transforming high-rise slums are now clouded by his resignation.
NEWS
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
April 7, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like soldiers in an army of occupation, squads of police officers fan out each night through the Robert Taylor Homes, a tombstone row of high-rise tenement buildings that loom for 18 city blocks over the Dan Ryan Expressway in south Chicago. Ignoring taunts from gang members, they poke through bullet-pocked elevator shafts, boiler rooms and laundry commons, searching for automatic weapons.
NEWS
October 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police began shutting down four buildings at the notorious Cabrini-Green public housing project Tuesday and boosting security at other buildings, but some residents viewed it as just another crackdown. "Six months from now everything is going to come back," said Eddie Leason, 38. He watched police search the 10- and 19-story towers and carpenters construct entryways at other buildings that will house armed guards and metal detectors.
NEWS
October 8, 1991 | TRACY SHRYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a trip to Israel last year, Chicago Housing Authority Chairman Vincent Lane was struck by something that seemed oddly familiar about the kibbutzim he saw. Most were situated in remote, arid parts of the country and in virtual firing range of enemy borders. "This is really what (our) public housing residents have to deal with: gangs and drug dealers who threaten them daily," Lane said. "And as far as the physical environment, it is totally barren. No jobs. No services. No nothing."
NEWS
June 1, 1995 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal housing officials Wednesday took control of Chicago's troubled public housing system, a move that signals the deepening chaos afflicting big city housing projects and tarnishes the vision of Vincent Lane, the activist city housing administrator whose dreams of transforming high-rise slums are now clouded by his resignation.
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 . . .
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