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Who polices the police? In Chicago, it’s now ex-cops
Dec. 5, 2014
A WBEZ investigation finds former sworn law-enforcement personnel in six management posts at the Independent Police Review Authority. Those include the top three.
It's (finally?) Jane Byrne's turn
Jul. 24, 2014
It took decades for Chicago's first and only female mayor to land an official honor from City Council. Is there a reason it took so long?
The birth of a Latino community
Jul. 22, 2014
Swept from their homes on Chicago’s Near West Side, Latinos laid roots in nearby Pilsen and Little Village.
This gif shows just how gerrymandered Chicago is
Jun. 5, 2014
Chicago’s 2nd Ward has grown from one of its least gerrymandered to its most over the past 80 years.
Chicago seeks end to federal hiring oversight
May. 15, 2014
A crusading lawyer who fought for decades against Chicago’s entrenched political patronage system is finally calling for an end to federal oversight of City Hall’s hiring practices.
Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley hospitalized
Feb. 1, 2014
Former Mayor Richard Daley has been hospitalized in an intensive care unit after feeling ill upon returning to Chicago from a business trip in Arizona.
CPS closings, Beavers conviction result of corrupt system
Mar. 22, 2013
The closings of 54 schools and the conviction of William Beavers, a longtime commissioner and alderman, are the results of a long, enmeshed system that gives the mayor unprecedented power and breeds corruption, both big and small.
Chicago dips a toe into ‘bus rapid transit’
Aug. 20, 2012
Construction crews are beginning work to speed up express service along the South Side’s Jeffery Boulevard.
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