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.
But more than half of the candidates will have to overcome petition challenges to get on the ballot for mayor, clerk, treasurer or City Council.
Friends of the Parks says it may seek legal action to ensure parks are funded equally.
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.