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Sarah Karp
Dec 09, 2014

New data show that neighborhood high schools have reached a troubling milestone: Most now enroll only one-fourth of the students living in their attendance areas. District officials have begun to focus on the daunting task of coming up with a comprehensive plan to...

Katherine Mirani
Dec 09, 2014

As an advocate for immigrant children, Julie Contreras has witnessed firsthand the stress experienced by children who come into the United States unaccompanied by an adult.

Tara Garcia Mathewson
Nov 30, 2014

Hundreds marched in Pilsen recently in solidarity with protests in Mexico over the disappearance of 43 students from the state of Guerrero who authorities say were killed by local police and drug traffickers. On Wednesday, there will be more Chicago-area activities in...

National Moment of Silence
Adeshina Emmanuel
Nov 24, 2014

The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., has resulted in calls for national data on how often police kill civilians. The Department of Justice and the FBI keep some numbers, but the nation’s nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies aren’t...

On Nov. 24, a St. Louis County grand jury did not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August. The Chicago Reporter talked to advocates for greater police accountability and asked them, "What's next?"

Infographics and Data

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Nearly half of the state’s...

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Leveling the playing field

By Angela Caputo
Jul 29, 2014

More than 30 years ago, the federal government sued the Chicago Park District for showering money on parks in predominantly white areas. Today, which area has more money often determines who gets park upgrades.

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