The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2018-04-25T17:24:32Z
Updated: 2 hours 40 min ago
The recent sales of four vacant schools to private school operators could stir more competition for the public school system as school choice initiatives gain support in the state and nation.
Letter to the Editor | As mental health facilities close, officers often face unwinnable encounters. A retired detective comments on the U. of C. police shooting of Charles Thomas.
The Office of Labor Standards would enforce Chicago's minimum wage increase, guaranteed paid sick days, and guards against wage theft for vulnerable workers.
Ald. Ariel Reboyras seeks to weaken civilians’ role in police accountability by drawing from purely advisory bodies in Los Angeles and Seattle.
A proposed bill would create a uniform process for those awaiting trial behind bars to register and vote at county jails, where many detainees lack access to the ballot.
In the months before the off-campus shooting of student Charles Thomas, University of Chicago police sharply stepped-up proactive stops overwhelmingly targeting people of color, our analysis shows.
In a move that would cause an under-count of immigrant communities, the Trump administration is building on a long history of using the census to undermine and obscure people of color.
As one of thousands of "green card veterans," Miguel Perez Jr. fell victim to inadequate veteran services, a harmful war on drugs, and brutal immigration policies.
Primary election results highlight the possibilities and perils of coming political battles, including the mayoral race.
By using inconsistent and confusing terms to identify Latinos and other groups, the Census Bureau may undermine vulnerable communities by collecting inaccurate data.
The sheriff, known as a reformer, is backtracking on measures that have brought Cook County Jail's population down to record lows by reducing pretrial detention.
Poor students continue to bear the brunt of Chicago’s newly approved plans to shut down more public schools.
Although American slaves were not allowed to hold patents on their own inventions, they built a legacy of black innovation that continues to this day.
Many of the city’s racial disparities in 2018 are all too similar to those of 1968, when a federal commission analyzed the causes of racial tensions in cities across the country.
As Chicago Public Schools prepares to shut down more schools, it faces continued resistance from people like Irene Robinson, whose community was fractured by 2013's mass closures.
The failure of the Freedman’s Bank caused many recently emancipated African-Americans to lose their savings.
It took years of protest and activism from African-Americans, beginning in World War II, for the Red Cross and others to desegregate blood donation programs.
Despite the mayor’s pledges, the city’s law department continues to face judicial sanctions for failing to turn over evidence in lawsuits over policing.
History often overlooks the critical contributions of black women activists who shaped pre-civil rights era politics and organizing from Jamaica to Chicago.
Access to testing, treatment, and research needs to be improved among African-Americans, who are disproportionately impacted by new HIV diagnoses.