The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2018-01-18T17:24:59Z
Updated: 2 hours 11 min ago
Chicago Public Schools is ignoring community members’ questions on student safety and potential alternatives, paying lip service to their role in decision-making.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign in the north sought to bridge the civil rights movement with labor organizing.
As more murder cases connected to former detective Reynaldo Guevara get overturned, the state’s attorney’s office still stands by his police work.
About a third of students leaving segregated, low-income Chicago schools end up back in majority black and poor suburban schools, our analysis shows.
Many families fleeing the poorest pockets of the city are ending up in cash-strapped school systems in the suburbs and northwest Indiana.
The former educator could bring a different perspective to pressing issues of privatization, special education funding and school closings.
The Cook County state’s attorney has taken steps towards some of her campaign pledges but lags in other key areas.
An ideological agenda for more “school choice” seems to be driving the district’s actions rather than what’s needed on the ground.
Washington died not long after winning control of the City Council and re-election. Despite the political challenges he faced, his accomplishments pointed the way toward a more inclusive and fiscally sound Chicago.
Chicagoans understand the reality behind the statistics on violent crime. But the city is filled with families who work hard, pay taxes and want a good quality of life. We are not a war zone.
Police officers, who work in an organization designed to serve and protect the public, will see a colleague’s prison sentence as a powerful deterrent to reckless and unlawful acts, such as those in this case.
Mayor Emanuel says his proposed changes to taxicab regulation would help the industry at a time when hundreds of taxi owner-operators face foreclosure on their medallions.
With the Democratic establishment increasingly catering to moneyed interests, a major progressive group aims to build grassroots leadership through local elections.
Given Woodlawn’s history, neighborhood organizers want to ensure the presidential center will benefit black residents, not displace them.
Residents feel shut out of the decision that puts the future of senior housing, youth programs and other services at stake.
Despite Barack Obama’s verbal assurances that his presidential center will benefit the surrounding community, many residents want a written guarantee that black families won’t be pushed out.
The city is overdue for rent stabilization measures that would help stem gentrification and displacement.
A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation details the high toll of "crimmigration," the intersection of criminal and immigration law.
Efforts to reduce the number of poor defendants jailed in Cook County could have harmful unintended consequences, the Chicago Community Bond Fund says.
Retired detective Reynaldo Guevara now faces allegations that he ran an extortion scheme in addition to framing Latino men for a series of murders in Chicago.