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What’s at stake for Chicago and Illinois under President Trump

January 20, 2017 - 11:38am
Here’s a roundup of how the Trump administration’s stated policy goals would interact with local laws on immigrant and religious protections, healthcare, housing, education and law enforcement.

Justice Department report on Chicago police, annotated

January 18, 2017 - 4:53pm
We’ve combed through the full text of the DOJ’s civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department to highlight key excerpts and new data, and to provide context to the findings.

Behind sale of closed schools, a legacy of segregation

January 13, 2017 - 4:47pm
Four years after mass school closures on the South and West sides, the district dashes community's say in repurposing the vacant buildings.

Illinois legislators OK corporate tax giveaway amid budget crisis

January 12, 2017 - 11:46am
In a bipartisan vote, lawmakers approved extending EDGE tax credits, a costly program shown to be ineffective at maintaining jobs in the state.

Photos: Obama bids his presidency farewell in Chicago

January 11, 2017 - 11:45am
Thousands attended President Barack Obama's final speech, marking the end of his historic administration.

Can Chicago take on police union contracts this year?

January 9, 2017 - 6:00am
Activists are targeting provisions that shield officers from accountability for reform but the process is unlikely to be easy, or cheap.

Lessons from the Republic Windows workers’ sit-in, eight years on

January 5, 2017 - 1:44pm
As Chicagoans enter an era with Trump as president and Emanuel as mayor, the factory workers’ occupation offers a model for resistance.

Just 1 percent of Cook County foster children get special advocates

October 17, 2016 - 11:08am
Of thousands of abuse and neglect cases in the child welfare system, few get much-needed adult support from the Court Appointed Special Advocates program, known as CASA.

‘Decimated’ services for traumatized Chicago students to get federal funding

October 11, 2016 - 10:15am
A new $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will support more mental health services at 10 high schools on the South and West sides of the city, where students are at high risk of exposure to violence.
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