Thousands are misled into switching suppliers in the hopes of saving money but instead see their utility bills spike, sometimes driving them into debt.
Candidates for the South Side ward agree on community needs, but will next alderman stick around long enough to see them through? History says no.
Illinois is among the few states where formerly incarcerated regain their voting rights after release, but many are misinformed and unaware.
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.