On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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Category: Federal Housing Policy :: Public Housing
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Column: Amid a pandemic that isolates us, Chicago architecture awards recognize designs that build community 14.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
In an era defined by a pandemic and polarization, the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects on Friday presented awards that recognized architecture's power to build community.
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Gary selling former public housing site to tech company Akyumen 3.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The 27-acre former Ivanhoe Gardens housing site will be sold to Akyumen Industries, which plans to move its corporate headquarters to Gary.
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A crime revisited: Ex-prosecutor’s role in decades-old wrongful conviction of ‘Roscetti 4’ takes spotlight in Foxx-O’Brien race 30.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The exonerated men known as the Roscetti 4 appeared in one of Kim Foxx’s videos blaming opponent Pat O’Brien for the injustice that befell them, while he has sought to blunt those accusations. Despite the passage of time, questions persist about the case, but just how much responsibility O’Brien should bear is not clear-cut.
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The Dossier That Destroyed Frank Wilkinson’s Dream of Public Housing in LA 29.10.2020 Mother Jones
This article is adapted from Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between (published this year by PublicAffairs). The evening of March 4, 1964, Frank Wilkinson drove to a private home in Los Angeles to address a local meeting of the ACLU. This was the kind of thing Frank did all the […]
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7,500 children get free winter coats in COVID-19-adjusted CHA event: ‘Every little thing counts for me’ 22.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Chicago Housing Authority and Operation Warm are giving 3,000 families winter coats in an event changed this year because of the pandemic.
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CHA and Operation Warm team-up to give winter coats to kids 22.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
About 7,500 children in Chicago public housing will be gifted a free winter coat this week at the Credit Union 1 Arena on the city’s Near West Side as part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s partnership with Operation Warm, a national non-profit that distributes new coats to children in need.
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3 men shot while working at CHA building on Near West Side 13.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Someone shot three men behind a Chicago Housing Authority building Tuesday morning on the Near West Side.
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Tech companies step up to bring free Wi-Fi to L.A. public housing residents 9.10.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

A new partnership between the mayor's office, Microsoft, and the wireless internet service provider Starry is bringing fast internet to Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens, and other major public housing complexes in L.A. for the school year

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,630 new known COVID-19 cases and 42 additional deaths reported Wednesday as state surpasses 6 million total COVID-19 tests 8.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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900 children in suburban Cook County public housing to get free laptops as remote learning continues to present digital barriers 7.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Hundreds of school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing will get free laptops paid for by federal coronavirus stimulus money starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure digital access after the COVID-19 pandemic upended in-person learning.
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The Moratorium on Evictions Can’t Fix the Disastrous Housing Crisis 4.9.2020 Mother Jones
The tenants’ rights lawyers at Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston—who represent low income clients across 72 Texas counties and four counties in Arkansas—referred to August 25 as “doomsday.” It marked the end of the 30-day grace period following the July 25 expiration of tenant protections in effect under the CARES Act—the catch-all spending bill […]
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,128 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths reported as Pritzker announces further crack down on Metro East region near St. Louis 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Families in suburban Cook County public housing to get free internet in Comcast program funded by federal CARES Act dollars 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday.
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In Colorado town, the post office delivers much more than the mail 30.8.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Leadville, Colo., has no car dealership, no Walmart, no department store and no dependable internet service. The post office fills important gaps.

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'Catastrophe' or 'new era'? Mail shake-up at L.A. public housing complex alarms residents 20.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Mail would no longer be delivered to residents' doors at Mar Vista Gardens under a new plan. Officials say it would keep letter carriers safer, but residents are skeptical.

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Public housing residents celebrate students heading off to college despite COVID-19: ‘It really means a lot and it motivates me’ 5.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Chicago Housing Authority hosted its 10th annual send-off event Tuesday to celebrate 150 students going to college from local public housing this year. The students were given laptops, laundry and toiletry supplies.
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Murder charges filed in shooting death of 9-year-old Janari Ricks 4.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Murder charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Janari Ricks, who was killed last week while playing with friends behind the Cabrini-Green townhomes on the Near North Side.
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Editorial: Defund warrior cops and give the money to guardian cops 27.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The LAPD's Community Safety Partnership provides a model for the kind of policing ethos we need.

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New Yorkers come together to feed the 1 in 4 residents without enough to eat 18.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The city distributes up to a million free meals each day

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Coronavirus batters finances of African American healthcare centers in the Bay Area 11.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Several Bay Area health clinics provide crucial services to African Americans and other neglected populations. But the pandemic has hurt their finances and those of other clinics nationwide.

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