The numbers paint a stark picture of the haves and have-nots in Illinois and across the country. The poorest of the poor are not always who people think they are–many of them hold down jobs, in fact--nor do they always live where many Americans think they live.
Former Mayor Harold Washington made a strong start on a progressive social agenda that benefited everyday Chicagoans. More than 25 years after his death, Chicago and other American cities are battlegrounds for privatization.
The number of children who were killed while under the supervision of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services declined last fiscal year, according to a report released last week by the agency’s Office of Inspector General.