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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-07-25T18:27:51Z
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School choice is a scam in segregated neighborhoods

May 22, 2017 - 4:51pm
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ agenda to further privatize education would leave even fewer good schools for low-income black and brown students.

Oscar López Rivera returns home to Chicago – and to a movement

May 18, 2017 - 2:16pm
After 35 years in prison, the controversial Puerto Rican nationalist has become an emblem of the island’s struggle for self-determination.

Bill targets “carried interest” loophole to make finance titans pay fair share

May 11, 2017 - 12:28pm
Proposed legislation in Illinois and states across the country requires hedge fund and private equity managers to pay income taxes like the rest of us do.

Five ways Chicago could regulate moonlighting cops

May 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
Every major police department in the nation does more than Chicago to regulate police officers who moonlight as private security guards.

When Chicago cops moonlight, no one is watching

May 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
The Chicago Police Department has the weakest oversight in the country of officers working second jobs as private security guards, and the consequences can be both deadly and costly to taxpayers.

Emanuel’s mixed messages on Chicago schools shows lack of credibility

May 4, 2017 - 1:19pm
The mayor’s prevarication on school funding and charter expansion reveals his priorities when it comes to the future stability of CPS.

Disgraced detective Reynaldo Guevara may be offered immunity

April 26, 2017 - 2:50pm
With more appeals in the pipeline from men who say Guevara framed them, victims’ lawyers want to find out what kind of deal the Cook County state's attorney's office has offered him.

Harnessing Bernie Sanders’ energy to revolutionize the Democratic party

April 20, 2017 - 9:19am
Our Revolution Chicago wants to advance a local progressive movement built on grassroots organizing, not patronage.

Kim Foxx keeps up defense of disgraced cop Reynaldo Guevara

April 12, 2017 - 1:23pm
Like her predecessor, the state’s attorney is standing in the way of new trials for imprisoned men likely to have been framed by the notorious former police detective.

Memo to Sessions: Chicago Police Department has proven it can’t reform itself

April 5, 2017 - 1:14pm
The DOJ’s report on CPD undermines the attorney general’s argument that local police forces are best suited to enforce the Constitution for themselves.

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