Photo: Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG. Daily News The number of homeless people who died on Los Angeles County’s streets and shelters doubled in the last five years, rising to 831 deaths in 2017, according to a recent report. Cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, diabetes, cancer, cirrhosis, severe bacterial infections and other treatable conditions were all listed as causes of deaths reported by the Los Angeles County Office of Medical Examiner, and released last week by the county’sRead More →

Photo: New Star Services. Chicago Tribune Officials on Thursday celebrated the opening of a new housing option for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The six-unit Leavitt Apartments, 1032 Leavitt Ave., in Flossmoor, was described as the first such venture of its kind in Illinois, offering an independent living setting for persons with developmental disabilities, according to the Illinois Housing Development Authority and New Star Services. The residents will begin moving into the apartments, whichRead More →