Many families fleeing the poorest pockets of the city are ending up in cash-strapped school systems in the suburbs and northwest Indiana.
The impending increase will disproportionately impact lower-income blacks and Latinos who have been driven out of mainstream banking in Illinois.
The Chicago Transit Authority’s hybrid proposal lowers the number of privately owned properties that would need to be acquired, but residents still have mixed feelings on how the project could affect them economically.
The Justice Department made 99 recommendations to reform the Chicago Police Department. In the absence of a consent decree, we’re tracking CPD’s progress.
Low-wage workers face long waits and high dismissal rates when filing stolen wage claims with the state labor department.
Ambiguous state law means the voting rights of inmates varies widely between jails, disproportionately affecting poor blacks and Latinos awaiting trial in Illinois.
Many bilingual programs are violating state law by failing to provide adequate services to the district’s growing share of students whose native language is not English.