Thousands are misled into switching suppliers in the hopes of saving money but instead see their utility bills spike, sometimes driving them into debt.
Critics say deregulation has allowed energy resellers to dupe consumers into paying an estimated $600 million extra in recent years rather than lowering bills.
The Chicago Police Department was advised to turn over lists of sworn officers in a key legal determination won after a nearly year-long pursuit of records for the Settling for Misconduct database.
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.
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.