Before dawn, a government van picked up paratrooper Jeffrey Waggoner for the five-hour drive to a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in southern Oregon. His orders: detox from a brutal addiction to painkillers.
Chicago is backing away from a plan that would have meant additional deep budget cuts to schools. Under a new per-pupil budgeting system the district is implementing this year, Chicago is giving each school money based on how many students it enrolls.
Chicago's Police Department uses a system known as contact cards to track everything from stop and frisks to everyday contacts with citizens. But unlike NYC, the question of who gets frisked and how often isn't easy to answer.