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.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign in the north sought to bridge the civil rights movement with labor organizing.
Given Woodlawn’s history, neighborhood organizers want to ensure the presidential center will benefit black residents, not displace them.
Low-wage workers face long waits and high dismissal rates when filing stolen wage claims with the state labor department.
Ambiguous state law means the voting rights of inmates varies widely between jails, disproportionately affecting poor blacks and Latinos awaiting trial in Illinois.
Many bilingual programs are violating state law by failing to provide adequate services to the district’s growing share of students whose native language is not English.
Despite spending more than $370 million on police misconduct lawsuits in six years, the city has not heeded official calls to analyze the cases for trends.