The state has stalled on requiring school districts with the highest suspension and expulsion rates to improve.
State and city officials will choose an independent monitor that will have authority over the expensive, years-long effort to reform CPD.
Chicago police have a record of arresting women for selling sex rather than men for buying it. A new ordinance borrows from anti-loitering measures that target black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
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.
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.