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Developer sees bright future — and displacement
Dec. 15, 2014
A man proposing an upscale apartment complex on Chicago’s Northwest Side acknowledges the project could price some longtime residents out of the neighborhood.
Why Ald. Waguespack didn’t vote for Emanuel’s budget
Nov. 20, 2014
The progressive alderman says he couldn’t vote for the budget without a breakdown of police overtime.
Why so few white kids land in CPS
Nov. 12, 2014
The pool of white school-age children in the city is much lower than other ethnic groups. The result is that fewer than 1 in 10 students in the district are white.
Campus police: real deal or rent-a-cops?
Nov. 5, 2014
Our case study: The U of C, where a private force polices 65,000 Chicagoans on and off campus.
Did you have trouble voting?
Nov. 4, 2014
Did you experience any voting irregularities in Chicago? If so, use this form to tell us.
Half of all public school kids in Illinois considered low-income
Nov. 3, 2014
New annual numbers released in state school report cards show that—for the first time ever—low-income children now outnumber middle-class students in the state’s public schools.
State releases school test scores, other new data
Oct. 31, 2014
It’s 2014—the year when No Child Left Behind stated all public school children were to be proficient in math and reading. Spoiler alert: that didn’t happen.
Cook County starts "virtual cemetery"
Oct. 28, 2014
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office is posting information on indigent burials on the county data portal to try and reunite families with departed loved ones.
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