Three weeks ago, the nation was transfixed on images of people running out of downtown stores with their hands full. But the historic plunder of Black Chicago deserves our attention, too.
Wisconsin cities with the highest numbers of Black residents tend to spend more on policing. Those police forces are also a lot whiter than the cities they serve.
With shootings and murders on the rise and President Trump sending federal agents to the city, community organizers and criminologists point to a police hiring spree from just four years ago to show that more cops on Chicago’s streets aren’t the answer.
With the Trump administration seeking to kill the Obama-era program for immigrants, Jesus Alberto ‘Beto’ Lopez Gutierrez, 25, was deported after suing ICE.
Three school board members backed the proposal, but they could not sway their colleagues.
Our newest reporter talks about his approach to reporting, the overlap between the immigration and criminal justice systems, and what people get wrong about Chicago.
State prisons now hold an even larger proportion of Black and Latinx prisoners than before COVID-19 hit, according to a new analysis.
For activists and city leaders calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to cut the police budget, it’s clear that the money could be better spent elsewhere.