The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-11-16T21:28:18Z
Updated: 4 min 10 sec ago
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.
The viral hashtag points to the need for a broader paradigm shift on controlling women’s bodies.
The inspector general found that CPD’s poor oversight led to unnecessary arrests that wasted millions and hurt black and brown communities.
Public investment in infrastructure and schools would create more jobs than corporate incentives, a new analysis shows.
Prison gerrymandering boosts rural electorates at the expense of urban communities of color where most inmates come from.
Historian Nancy MacLean details how curtailing public education and unions are part of a long-running libertarian movement funded by the Koch network.
Deep cuts to higher education are pushing black, Latino and other first-generation college hopefuls out of a path to upward economic mobility, a new report shows.
Black officers in Chicago have a long history of challenging racist policing, says Buzz Palmer, founder of the defunct Afro-American Patrolman’s League.
The founder of Third World Press continues his lifelong mission of building sustainable black institutions.
The Trump administration’s latest executive order restricting immigration may be much harder to challenge as unconstitutional in court, an immigration lawyer argues.
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.