Female prison inmates are being disciplined at much higher rates than men for lower-level offenses in many states.
For the first time since 1990, Cook County voters refused to retain a sitting judge.
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 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.
As other cities and states have moved to ban using solitary confinement as punishment for teens, the practice has increased at one of the largest juvenile jails in the country.