The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-05-22T21:51:17Z
Updated: 1 hour 19 min ago
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ agenda to further privatize education would leave even fewer good schools for low-income black and brown students.
After 35 years in prison, the controversial Puerto Rican nationalist has become an emblem of the island’s struggle for self-determination.
Proposed legislation in Illinois and states across the country requires hedge fund and private equity managers to pay income taxes like the rest of us do.
Every major police department in the nation does more than Chicago to regulate police officers who moonlight as private security guards.
The Chicago Police Department has the weakest oversight in the country of officers working second jobs as private security guards, and the consequences can be both deadly and costly to taxpayers.
The mayor’s prevarication on school funding and charter expansion reveals his priorities when it comes to the future stability of CPS.
With more appeals in the pipeline from men who say Guevara framed them, victims’ lawyers want to find out what kind of deal the Cook County state's attorney's office has offered him.
Our Revolution Chicago wants to advance a local progressive movement built on grassroots organizing, not patronage.
Like her predecessor, the state’s attorney is standing in the way of new trials for imprisoned men likely to have been framed by the notorious former police detective.
The DOJ’s report on CPD undermines the attorney general’s argument that local police forces are best suited to enforce the Constitution for themselves.
Elected officials need to begin digging Chicago and Illinois out of years of shortsighted fiscal policy, but political gridlock is giving them a pass.
A new study quantifies how much the region is losing in lives, income, gross domestic product, and educational achievement due to its high level of racial and economic segregation.
Rahm Emanuel supports a bill that would ramp up penalties for gun possession, but a recent report explains why tougher sentencing hasn’t improved public safety in Illinois.
The mayor has a habit of making sweeping announcements but doing little to follow through or provide the necessary resources to create change.
Chicago is now the most heavily unionized charter school system in the nation. And for the second time in a year, charter teachers are threatening to go on strike. That’s certainly not the direction Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel thought they were headed a few year ago.
Norfolk Southern, a publicly held railroad company, has filed condemnation proceedings against three last holdouts blocking completion of their project, which they argue is for public benefit.
Despite a court order for victims to be compensated, many have yet to see the money they lost to Chicago businessman Mark Diamond's scheme.
As the mayor disburses millions in TIF money to pet projects, budget cuts at CPS threaten community stability and programs crucial to stemming violence, like summer school.
Lax enforcement of the minimum wage hike highlights the need for a dedicated Office of Labor Standards to ensure workers are getting their due, worker groups say.
4th Ward residents worry that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get his wish for a casino on the site despite the opposition of special election candidates and community members.