Angela Caputo

Chicago Housing Authority's accounting of empty units draws attention from HUD

Angela Caputo | The Chicago Reporter

I walked into the Chicago Housing Authority's annual meeting Tuesday as Commissioner Mildred Harris ticked through a checklist of the agency's recent successes.

More than 800 new units are slated to open up this year; the occupancy at family sites sits at 98.8 percent; and mixed-income developments are 97.8 percent leased out. 

How much does race, stress play into Chicago police misconduct?

Angela Caputo | The Chicago Reporter

How deep does misconduct run in the Chicago Police Department? Is race a factor? Do officers themselves ever feel they've been targeted by abusive cops?

I wasn’t expecting straight answers when I cold-called Officer Richard Wooten on his cell phone. Getting a police officer to talk about misconduct among his peers seemed like a long shot.

The Chicago Reporter has won the national 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism for its coverage of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) “one-strike” eviction policy in the September/October 2011 issue.

Subsidized housing and slum landlords

Yana Kunichoff | The Chicago Reporter

What do you have if you put together a prominent landlord, $300 million in development projects and apartments without heat? Today, tune in to the  Barbershop Show on Vocalo at noon, when we'll look into what the conditions are in subsidized housing managed by one polarizing figure on the South Sider--Leon Finney Jr.

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In a letter to the editor and press release, Carlos Ponce, the interim CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, declares that the agency’s implementation of the one-strike policy “is a system that works.”

The Chicago Reporter's editor Kimbriell Kelly and reporter Angela Caputo has won a 2011 Salute to Excellence Award for investigative reporting in the magazine category from the National Association of Black Journalists. The award was given for an investigation into Illinois’ practice of prosecuting 17-year-olds as adults for felony crimes.

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