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Investigating race and poverty since 1972 2017-02-17T22:35:27Z
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Bill Ayers on being a white ally and the future of progressives

December 12, 2016 - 6:00am
Read or listen to an interview with veteran organizer Bill Ayers about the election of Donald Trump and his advice to activists today.

Rauner’s war on unions brings Illinois to the brink

December 8, 2016 - 12:15pm
By provoking AFSCME to the verge of a strike and vetoing Chicago Public Schools funding, the governor shows how disastrous running government like a business can be.

Emanuel’s growing collection of slush funds

December 1, 2016 - 12:10pm
In a city struggling to provide basic services, the mayor has set up huge pots of off-budget funds to dole out to developers with little oversight.

Far South Side homeowners question Red Line extension’s impact on property values

November 30, 2016 - 1:40pm
The Chicago Transit Authority will acquire some homes to extend the “L” and affected residents want to ensure they’re fairly compensated in neighborhoods that have been especially slow to recover from the housing crash.

Low-wage workers prepare to step up pay fight in Trump era

November 23, 2016 - 11:16am
On Tuesday, Fight for 15 supporters plan actions in Chicago and nationwide against "an extremist agenda to move the country to the right."

For Rauner and Emanuel, politics trumps policy on electoral reform

November 17, 2016 - 12:55pm
Automatic voter registration in Illinois and a small-donor match program in Chicago have been held hostage by elected officials with incumbencies to protect.

Under Trump, Chicago organizers gear up to build coalitions

November 15, 2016 - 8:01am
Local grassroots activists say the presidential election heightens the need to align causes between groups fighting against oppressive economic and social systems.

Democratic leaders aided Trump by failing the working class

November 9, 2016 - 4:30pm
Progressives must champion job creation without the racist appeals popularized by both parties in recent decades.

Emanuel’s privatizing mental health clinic in Roseland raises concerns

November 3, 2016 - 1:16pm
Activists call for a public hearing after news that a South Side public clinic will be managed by the nonprofit C4.

Who benefited from same-day voter registration in Chicago?

November 2, 2016 - 1:10pm
As Illinois’ same-day registration law faces a legal challenge, here’s the racial breakdown on where Chicagoans took advantage of it in the first election since it was enacted.

Red Line extension aims to improve transit and development on the Far South Side

October 31, 2016 - 11:47am
The long-awaited expansion of the “L” would reverse historic policies that fueled segregation and disinvestment in black communities.

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