Our analysis shows a troubling pattern of officers charging alleged victims of police misconduct with aggravated battery or assault to a police officer or resisting arrest.
The alderman stopped short of suggesting his colleagues — 35 of whom have also received money from embattled Ald. Ed Burke — do the same.
Officers need more comprehensive training and a dramatically different approach to interacting with one of the country’s most over-policed groups, organizers say.
Female prison inmates are being disciplined at much higher rates than men for lower-level offenses in many states.
The district’s most vulnerable students often end up in alternative schools that are especially under-resourced to cope with the trauma of gun violence.
The state has stalled on requiring school districts with the highest suspension and expulsion rates to improve.
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.