Schools and jobs are the hottest issues in the upcoming mayoral race. So it seemed a logical fit for The Chicago Reporter and Catalyst Chicago to collaborate on a joint publication about a February election that is actually shaping up to be about one big issue: opportunity.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn still has enough time in office to grant the clemency petition filed on behalf of Anthony Dansberry, convicted of murder and suffering a gross injustice in a justice system that did not work in his case.
After suspected serial killer Darren Vann led police in Gary, Ind., to the bodies of six women that had been hidden in vacant houses, many journalists called attention to the problem of urban blight, which has hit Gary particularly hard.