Low-wage workers face long waits and high dismissal rates when filing stolen wage claims with the state labor department.
In the absence of a consent decree and independent monitor, The Chicago Reporter is tracking CPD’s progress on police reform.
The late comedian set the bar for black celebrities taking a stand on civil rights by risking arrest and lost income for causes throughout his life.
Ambiguous state law means the voting rights of inmates varies widely between jails, disproportionately affecting poor blacks and Latinos awaiting trial in Illinois.
Many bilingual programs are violating state law by failing to provide adequate services to the district’s growing share of students whose native language is not English.
Despite spending more than $370 million on police misconduct lawsuits in six years, the city has not heeded official calls to analyze the cases for trends.
The Chicago Police Department has the weakest oversight in the country of officers working second jobs as private security guards, and the consequences can be both deadly and costly to taxpayers.