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  • Chicago Reporter Spring 2015

    The new treatment center

    Spring 2015 | People of color are falling through the holes of Chicago’s frayed mental health safety net and landing in Cook County Jail.

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    After Horner

    Winter 2015 | When the towers at the Near West Side public housing development came down, they were replaced by mixed-income housing. But can the new community at the former Henry Horner Homes overcome barriers of race and class?

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    The race for City Hall

    Fall 2014 | Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a reported $9 million to spend on his re-election bid. Is it enough to win?

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    Pay to play

    Summer 2014 | While spending on Chicago parks has become more equitable along racial lines in recent decades, wealthier communities still tend to receive the most money for upgrades.

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    The house at ground zero

    Spring 2014 | Chicago Lawn is deluged by foreclosures, but residents are bringing a building and a street back to life.

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    ‘Sweeping the streets’

    November/December 2013 | Police arrest thousands of people each year, but few are ever convicted. The process costs taxpayers millions.