In the months before the off-campus shooting of student Charles Thomas, University of Chicago police sharply stepped-up proactive stops, overwhelmingly targeting people of color, our analysis shows.
The recent sales of four vacant schools to private school operators could stir more competition for the public school system as school choice initiatives gain support in the state and nation.
The Office of Labor Standards would enforce Chicago’s minimum wage increase, guaranteed paid sick days, and guard against wage theft for vulnerable workers.
Although the police department is pushing to diversify, it’s hiring whites and Latinos at rates more than double that of blacks, analysis shows.
Many families fleeing the poorest pockets of the city are ending up in cash-strapped school systems in the suburbs and northwest Indiana.
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.
Low-wage workers face long waits and high dismissal rates when filing stolen wage claims with the state labor department.