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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2018-04-25T17:24:32Z
Updated: 18 min ago

Currency exchange rate hike to hit the unbanked with more fees

February 6, 2018 - 1:27pm
The impending increase will disproportionately impact lower-income blacks and Latinos who have been driven out of mainstream banking in Illinois.

More African-Americans apply to became cops, but few make it to finish line

February 2, 2018 - 10:56am
Although the police department is pushing to diversify, it’s hiring whites and Latinos at rates more than double that of blacks, analysis shows.

Community role in police reform in question amid attorney general race

February 1, 2018 - 11:21am
As Lisa Madigan negotiates a consent decree to enforce changes at the Chicago Police Department, candidates for her position weigh in on whether they think local groups should play a role.

New Red Line extension plan would uproot fewer Far South Side homes

January 31, 2018 - 12:35pm
The Chicago Transit Authority’s hybrid proposal lowers the number of privately owned properties that would need to be acquired, but residents still have mixed feelings on how the project could affect them economically.

Opioid crisis ‘whitewashed’ to ignore rising black death rate

January 22, 2018 - 4:08pm
African Americans in Illinois and other states are disproportionately dying from opioid overdoses. That contradicts the prevailing racial narratives on handling the drug epidemic punitively.

On Englewood school closing proposals, district still not listening to residents

January 18, 2018 - 11:21am
Chicago Public Schools is ignoring community members’ questions on student safety and potential alternatives, paying lip service to their role in decision-making.

The Chicago Freedom Movement’s quest for economic justice

January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign in the north sought to bridge the civil rights movement with labor organizing.

Cook County judge, prosecutors at odds over disgraced cop’s credibility

January 4, 2018 - 1:47pm
As more murder cases connected to former detective Reynaldo Guevara get overturned, the state’s attorney’s office still stands by his police work.

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