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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2016-09-22T18:05:22Z
Updated: 1 hour 33 min ago

Revamped Metra Electric could put South Side on the fast track

June 20, 2016 - 4:55pm
A new coalition says improving the rail line would help low-income workers get to jobs and jump start new businesses.

Temp worker supplier Aerotek drags out discrimination investigation

June 17, 2016 - 11:05am
Two Chicago-area recruiters of Mexican heritage kicked off a multiyear job bias probe back in 2008.

Lathrop developers dishonest in quest for public dollars

June 16, 2016 - 1:39pm
Private developers behind a plan to demolish public housing on the North Side are accused of concealing financing uncertainties.

Whistleblowers and lawsuits expose racial discrimination by temp agencies

June 9, 2016 - 6:52pm
As Illinois’ temp industry lobbying quashed legislation to track hiring disparities, advocates unleashed class-action lawsuits on behalf of black workers.

Emanuel, Rauner reject chance to recover money lost in bad swap deals

June 9, 2016 - 11:49am
Like Philadelphia, Chicago should sue big banks over interest rate swaps, as Treasurer Kurt Summers has urged.

Growing temp industry shuts out black workers, exploits Latinos

June 8, 2016 - 3:38pm
Hiring discrimination by temp agencies in the Chicago area is driving a wedge between laborers competing for minimum wage work.


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