The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-09-21T15:55:49Z
Updated: 48 min 17 sec ago
The costly projects will add to the exodus of jobs to the suburbs making employment out of reach for low-income Chicagoans who rely on public transit.
Our sugar addiction has roots in slavery and Cook County’s controversial tax could help disrupt an industry that profits off our poor health.
With the police department’s discriminatory database allegedly sparking deportations, immigrant and African-American groups are teaming up to challenge it.
In the absence of a consent decree and independent monitor, The Chicago Reporter is tracking CPD’s progress on police reform.
The Justice Department made 99 recommendations to reform the Chicago Police Department. In the absence of a consent decree, we’re tracking CPD’s progress.
Many of the state’s 4 million people with past felony convictions are unaware that they have a right to vote after prison, while on probation or parole, or even while awaiting trial in jail.
Businesses subsidies like EDGE line corporate pockets without boosting development where it’s most needed.
The retired police officer fought for fair treatment of black officers and fair policing of black communities.
Creating policies that help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients thrive would benefit us all, not just the undocumented.
The late comedian set the bar for black celebrities taking a stand on civil rights by risking arrest and lost income for causes throughout his life.
Unions, which embraced black workers, must better address immigrant rights and the struggle against police violence.
In reversing his stance on a consent decree for Chicago police, the mayor continues to resist ceding control to those directly affected by abusive policing.
While Chicago leaders celebrated Benito Mussolini in the 1930s, Italian and African-Americans organized locally against his violent and repressive regime.
Instead of celebrating emblems of white power as President Trump supports, removing them is a way to own our national narrative.
Un análisis de miles de denuncias de robo de salario muestra que hay poca probabilidad de que un trabajador recupere su sueldo en Illinois.
Los trabajadores que reportan robo de salarios ahora enfrentan periodos de espera más largos, un porcentaje mayor de despidos y más burocracia.
Republicans hijack negotiations over SB1 with a right-wing agenda straight out of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s playbook.
Although SNAP costs the state nothing, the governor has favored eliminating eligibility for able-bodied adults without dependents.
An analysis of thousands of wage complaints shows that workers face long odds of recouping pay in Illinois.
Low-wage workers face long waits and high dismissal rates when filing stolen wage claims with the state labor department.