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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2018-01-18T17:24:59Z
Updated: 2 hours 28 min ago

Taking the #MeToo conversation beyond sexual harassment

October 19, 2017 - 10:31am
The viral hashtag points to the need for a broader paradigm shift on controlling women’s bodies.

Chicago incentivizes abusive policing through overtime policy

October 16, 2017 - 4:08pm
The inspector general found that CPD’s poor oversight led to unnecessary arrests that wasted millions and hurt black and brown communities.

Subsidizing Amazon won’t pay off for Illinois taxpayers

October 12, 2017 - 12:29pm
Public investment in infrastructure and schools would create more jobs than corporate incentives, a new analysis shows.

How prisons inflate white voting power in downstate Illinois

October 9, 2017 - 12:35pm
Prison gerrymandering boosts rural electorates at the expense of urban communities of color where most inmates come from.

The racist roots of the right-wing agenda gripping Illinois

October 5, 2017 - 1:38pm
Historian Nancy MacLean details how curtailing public education and unions are part of a long-running libertarian movement funded by the Koch network.

Public universities increasingly out of reach for Illinois’ low-income students

October 2, 2017 - 1:25pm
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.

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