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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2015-11-25T21:21:04Z
Updated: 18 min 13 sec ago

How Chicago tried to cover up a police execution

November 24, 2015 - 12:13pm
City officials' responses to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald expose systemic failures in police accountability.

Judge’s decision could lead to release of more police shooting videos

November 23, 2015 - 1:56pm
But not all activists are in favor of airing the footage.

Chicago cops conduct unconstitutional spying – again

November 19, 2015 - 6:00am
The police department has long resisted oversight of its surveillance program.

Proposed HUD ban lights up debate about smoking

November 18, 2015 - 6:00am
Experts and residents are divided on the benefits and fairness of a national smoking ban in public housing units.

At 106, Englewood man is part of American history

November 17, 2015 - 6:00am
From picking cotton at age 6 to learning how to write his name at 25, Henry Jenkins' journey from Mississippi to Chicago has been one of hardship and hope.

On Chicago’s Southwest Side, immigrants have breathed new life into communities

November 16, 2015 - 8:10am
In Gage Park and Chicago Lawn, Latino immigrants have brought new commercial opportunities to the area despite setbacks caused by the Great Recession.

No quick fix to racial gaps in higher ed

November 11, 2015 - 12:19pm
Disparities in graduation rates at University of Missouri and other selective colleges point to persistent structural inequities.

Police misconduct complaints by whites more likely to be upheld

November 10, 2015 - 11:11am
New database finds huge racial disparities in outcomes of complaints against Chicago police officers.

Photo gallery: Chicago’s political murals

November 6, 2015 - 6:00am
Public art addresses a wide variety of social and political topics in Humboldt Park, the Lower West Side, Kenwood, East Garfield Park and other neighborhoods in the city.

Infographic: Racial gaps on youth perceptions of police, guns

November 5, 2015 - 2:02pm
Researchers found that more than half of black youth and two-fifths of Latino youth in their study said they didn't trust the police.

Chicago youth take the hit in Rauner’s ideological fight

November 5, 2015 - 5:00am
The governor's budget defunds youth programs in neighborhoods most affected by violence.

Report: Inspections at immigration detention centers conceal human rights abuses

November 2, 2015 - 7:00am
Inspections of immigration detention centers are designed to help the facilities pass so they can keep their contracts with the federal government, according to a new study.

Is Chicago the worst city in the country for driving while black?

October 29, 2015 - 8:00am
In the four states that collect comprehensive data, no city searches black drivers at a more disproportionate rate than the Windy City.

The real deal with Chicago’s property tax hike

October 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
From police payouts to TIFs to bad bank deals, Chicago's $588 million property tax hike pays for more than taxpayers expect.

Timeline: President Obama’s stance on gun control

October 27, 2015 - 8:01am
A look at President Obama's record on gun control in advance of his speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Seeking alternatives to violence in Back of the Yards

October 26, 2015 - 6:00am
Brother Juan Acuña uses a restorative justice approach to help youth reconcile conflict, avoid incarceration, and prepare for the future.

Convictions tied to disgraced detective demand closer look

October 22, 2015 - 6:00am
Four convictions involving former police Det. Reynaldo Guevara have been tossed, but the city has kept a report detailing more such cases under wraps. State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, meanwhile, has refused to reexamine the cases.

Affordability ordinance could ease Chicago’s housing segregation

October 21, 2015 - 7:00am
The Affordable Requirements Ordinance, ARO, forces developers to create more affordable housing and pay more into a city fund for the housing.

As police commander’s trial nears, a ‘black in blue’ legacy is in the spotlight

October 19, 2015 - 12:20pm
Chicago’s Afro-American Patrolmen’s League worked to increase the ranks of black police officers and stop police abuse in the city’s African-American community. Today, many in the community say the system matters more than the race of the police officer.

Emanuel can’t blame crime on ‘fetal’ cops and ‘Ferguson effect’

October 15, 2015 - 7:41am
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's remarks about Chicago police divert attention from city leaders' failure to make communities safer.


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