The Chicago Reporter
Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-05-22T21:51:17Z
Updated: 1 hour 25 min ago
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.