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.
National Teachers Academy parents argue that Chicago’s plan is discriminatory towards the top-ranked South Loop school’s mostly low-income and African-American students.
Converting the Metra Electric District main line into rapid transit could be a quicker, cheaper way to improve transit on the South Side than building more Red Line stations, advocates say.
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.