The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-03-28T23:45:27Z
Updated: 17 min 28 sec ago
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.
The governor’s budget proposal fails to reform the regressive revenue system at the heart of Illinois’ fiscal crisis.
This interactive map tracks the status of the 50 Chicago public schools closed in 2013, providing details on which have been sold and repurposed and which have yet to be reused.
The mayor’s advice for his party to “take a chill pill” obscures his record and demonstrates his complete disconnect to the current political climate.
Unlike in other cities, no new resources have been dedicated to policing new labor ordinances in Chicago, resulting in toothless oversight and few options for underpaid workers to recoup wages.
At Chicago Public Schools’ first meeting with potential buyers, up-to-date information on the buildings remains hard to come by.
As a sanctuary city, advocates say Chicago lawmakers should “walk the walk” and ensure Midway and O’Hare employees, many of whom are immigrants and refugees, can make a living wage and get benefits.
The United States has excluded immigrants on the basis of race or religion for over a century, and advocates have had mixed results in challenging such discrimination.
The legislation could change the nature of temp work in Illinois and provide evidence when agencies shut out black workers in favor of Latinos.
Chicago’s Law Department is once again under fire after failing to turn over files in the wrongful death case of Divonte Young.
Both Chicago and Kansas City carried out mass school closures in poor, black neighborhoods, but they had vastly different approaches to repurposing them.
Demonstrators flooded the streets downtown on Inauguration Day and the next morning for the Women’s March on Chicago.