In the wake of Hurricane Maria, critics say poor administration hampered the Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program in Illinois, creating confusion and missed opportunities for survivors looking for housing.
More than half of applicants for Illinois’ Monetary Award Program, which helps poor students pay for college tuition, were turned away in the 2016-17 school year due to a lack of state funding.
Although Chicago Public Schools promised a better education for thousands displaced by 2013’s closures, those students saw long-term negative effects, a sweeping report 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.
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.
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.