Thirteen aldermen have introduced an ordinance to increase oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority as pressure mounts over continuing revelations of the agency’s hoarding of resources and failure to provide housing.
Whites are most likely to report for jury duty at the Richard J. Daley Center, the criminal courts building and the Maywood courthouse, which draw jurors from the entire county. About three-fourths of Cook County's jurors report to these locations.
Throughout Chicago, African American babies account for an overwhelming percentage of those who tested positive for exposure to drugs. This is true even in areas where blacks make up a small percentage of the population. Illinois has no standards for who gets tested.
The Chicago Reporter's analysis of the 18 Chicago elected officials convicted of federal crimes since 1987 reveals a racially diverse group–"nine whites, six African Americans and three Latinos–"and a wide range of offenses.
To set penalties for federal crimes, judges must use this sentencing table to pinpoint where the offense level and the defendant's criminal history intersect, and then impose a sentence within that range. For example, U.S. Rep.
Among seven retail categories examined, apparel retailers have the widest disparity in store locations, with 46 locations in white neighborhoods compared to six in black neighborhoods. In Lincoln Park alone, there are 16 major apparel retailers.