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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2016-05-26T19:04:26Z
Updated: 1 hour 27 min ago

Low-income students left out of Illinois gifted programs: Report

March 22, 2016 - 1:25pm
A report from a new Illinois education organization finds that low-income, black and Hispanic students are underrepresented in gifted programs in school districts.

Chicago’s new immigrant destination: Gage Park

March 18, 2016 - 2:06pm
The Southwest Side neighborhood has seen an influx of newcomers from Latin American countries.

After Alvarez defeat, what’s next for police accountability?

March 16, 2016 - 5:39pm
The campaign to vote out the Cook County state’s attorney enjoyed widespread support, but it was just one part of a larger movement to institute reform.

Asian-American challengers navigate establishment politics

March 10, 2016 - 4:38pm
In several Democratic primary contests, candidates of color compete for votes and political alliances.

Making the case for black voters to ‘feel the Bern’

March 3, 2016 - 2:51pm
The Democrats' most progressive voting bloc has yet to buy into the progressive agenda Bernie Sanders pitched at a rally at Chicago State University last week.

Police accountability takes center stage in Cook County State’s Attorney race

March 1, 2016 - 4:00am
The March 15 Democratic primary could be a referendum on Anita Alvarez’s handling of officer-involved shootings and send a message to prosecutors across the country.

The fight for voting rights in Mississippi still resonates

February 24, 2016 - 2:32pm
As a staff member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, Fannie Rushing risked her life to help register African Americans to vote in the South.

Nabisco factory workers fight back against layoffs

February 22, 2016 - 1:52pm
As manufacturing jobs move to Mexico, the bakers' union alleges that the Chicago Lawn plant is being targeted because of its older, minority workforce.

Details matter in fight for North Side public housing

February 17, 2016 - 5:00am
Residents and advocates want CHA to ensure that the redevelopment of Lathrop Homes will benefit low-income Chicagoans, not just developers.

Inside the Contract Buyers League’s fight against housing discrimination

February 15, 2016 - 12:07pm
An excerpt from an upcoming book details the alliances that bolstered the campaign against predatory real estate practices in Chicago during the 1960s.

Education policy is flash point in 26th District rematch

February 11, 2016 - 2:58pm
The race between candidates State Rep. Christian Mitchell and Jay Travis may hinge on their positions on Chicago schools.

Witness to police shooting sues city for violating free speech

February 10, 2016 - 8:12am
The witness says she was detained and prevented from speaking to media after a 2013 shooting by Chicago Officer Marco Proano.

Chicago cop’s lawsuit against estate of slain teen might be a first

February 9, 2016 - 8:16am
The officer who shot Quintonio LeGrier is suing the victim’s family for $10 million in damages, citing emotional trauma.

The Chicago Freedom Movement and the fight for fair lending

February 8, 2016 - 9:35am
An upcoming book assesses the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s efforts to bring the civil rights movement to Chicago through a campaign for open housing.

A community out in the cold

February 5, 2016 - 1:14pm
Even during the winter, home for some Chicagoans is a viaduct or a park bench.

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