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.
Leslie Hairston was brimming with ideas after winning the election to head Chicago's 5th Ward in 1999. She surveyed constituents to find that they wanted shops like Starbucks, Old Navy, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
It's 7:45 a.m. Tina Saphir has been awake and milling about for hours. She glances at the corner of her vestibule at a heap of recently purchased merchandise. Everything must go. Either it didn't fit or didn't work. But the mother of three decides that it must wait for another day.