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

Rauner’s fantasy ‘grand bargain’ is a deal breaker for schools

February 16, 2017 - 12:24pm
The governor’s budget proposal fails to reform the regressive revenue system at the heart of Illinois’ fiscal crisis.

What happened to the closed school in your neighborhood?

February 12, 2017 - 8:32am
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.

Emanuel is the last person to give Democrats advice on strategy

February 8, 2017 - 4:50pm
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.

Chicago’s lax enforcement of minimum wage hike leaves workers in the lurch

February 8, 2017 - 6:00am
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.

As closed schools go up for sale, transparency issues persist

February 2, 2017 - 2:57pm
At Chicago Public Schools’ first meeting with potential buyers, up-to-date information on the buildings remains hard to come by.

Emanuel should move to protect airport workers from exploitation

February 2, 2017 - 11:52am
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.

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