The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2018-04-25T17:24:32Z
Updated: 18 min ago
The impending increase will disproportionately impact lower-income blacks and Latinos who have been driven out of mainstream banking in Illinois.
Although the police department is pushing to diversify, it’s hiring whites and Latinos at rates more than double that of blacks, analysis shows.
As Lisa Madigan negotiates a consent decree to enforce changes at the Chicago Police Department, candidates for her position weigh in on whether they think local groups should play a role.
The Chicago Transit Authority’s hybrid proposal lowers the number of privately owned properties that would need to be acquired, but residents still have mixed feelings on how the project could affect them economically.
African Americans in Illinois and other states are disproportionately dying from opioid overdoses. That contradicts the prevailing racial narratives on handling the drug epidemic punitively.
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.