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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-11-16T21:28:18Z
Updated: 7 min 39 sec ago

Gang database compromises Chicago’s sanctuary city protections

September 14, 2017 - 11:23am
With the police department’s discriminatory database allegedly sparking deportations, immigrant and African-American groups are teaming up to challenge it.

Chicago Police slow to make Justice Department’s recommended reforms

September 13, 2017 - 6:00am
In the absence of a consent decree and independent monitor, The Chicago Reporter is tracking CPD’s progress on police reform.

Monitor Chicago’s police reforms

September 13, 2017 - 6:00am
The Justice Department made 99 recommendations to reform the Chicago Police Department. In the absence of a consent decree, we’re tracking CPD’s progress.

Past incarceration does not bar you from voting in Illinois

September 11, 2017 - 6:00am
Many of the state’s 4 million people with past felony convictions are unaware that they have a right to vote after prison, while on probation or parole, or even while awaiting trial in jail.

In tax giveaways to corporations like Amazon, Illinois loses

September 7, 2017 - 11:58am
Businesses subsidies like EDGE line corporate pockets without boosting development where it’s most needed.

Pat Hill, black cop who championed police reform in Chicago, dies

September 5, 2017 - 3:02pm
The retired police officer fought for fair treatment of black officers and fair policing of black communities.

Evaporating dreams: Ending DACA puts whole communities at stake

September 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
Creating policies that help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients thrive would benefit us all, not just the undocumented.

In Chicago, Dick Gregory cultivated fame and activism

September 5, 2017 - 6:00am
The late comedian set the bar for black celebrities taking a stand on civil rights by risking arrest and lost income for causes throughout his life.

Widening the tent for a multiracial labor movement

September 4, 2017 - 12:15pm
Unions, which embraced black workers, must better address immigrant rights and the struggle against police violence.

Emanuel shuts out community role in police reform—again

August 31, 2017 - 12:39pm
In reversing his stance on a consent decree for Chicago police, the mayor continues to resist ceding control to those directly affected by abusive policing.

Behind fascist Balbo monument, a history of multiracial resistance

August 22, 2017 - 5:26pm
While Chicago leaders celebrated Benito Mussolini in the 1930s, Italian and African-Americans organized locally against his violent and repressive regime.

In dealing with Confederate monuments, South Africa provides a model

August 18, 2017 - 8:11am
Instead of celebrating emblems of white power as President Trump supports, removing them is a way to own our national narrative.

Cómo investigamos la recuperación de salarios en el Departamento Laboral de Illinois

August 17, 2017 - 4:02pm
Un análisis de miles de denuncias de robo de salario muestra que hay poca probabilidad de que un trabajador recupere su sueldo en Illinois.

Cuando les roban el salario, pocos trabajadores de Illinois recuperan sus sueldos

August 17, 2017 - 4:02pm
Los trabajadores que reportan robo de salarios ahora enfrentan periodos de espera más largos, un porcentaje mayor de despidos y más burocracia.

‘Neovouchers’ introduced to school funding standoff in Illinois

August 17, 2017 - 3:26pm
Republicans hijack negotiations over SB1 with a right-wing agenda straight out of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s playbook.

Rauner may slash food stamps for thousands of Illinois residents

August 10, 2017 - 11:36am
Although SNAP costs the state nothing, the governor has favored eliminating eligibility for able-bodied adults without dependents.

How we investigated wage enforcement at the Illinois Department of Labor

August 9, 2017 - 6:28am
An analysis of thousands of wage complaints shows that workers face long odds of recouping pay in Illinois.

Wage theft victims have little chance of recouping pay in Illinois

August 9, 2017 - 6:00am
Low-wage workers face long waits and high dismissal rates when filing stolen wage claims with the state labor department.

What it’ll take to root out discriminatory property taxes in Cook County

August 3, 2017 - 12:10pm
Fritz Kaegi is challenging Assessor Joe Berrios over an opaque system found to overtax low-income neighborhoods.


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