“It’s important for us to … get in the practice [of] not just listening to respond, but listening to connect and listening to understanding.”
Race, Class & Communities
The Race, Class & Communities Desk seeks to provide enterprise reporting on broad themes and trends related to race and income in the Chicago metropolitan area and to provide beat coverage of topical issues including housing, immigration, work/opportunity and demographics.
Police called in an armored vehicle and a SWAT team Sunday afternoon for crowd control on Chicago’s West Side.
“You got police officers that I watched with my own eyes pull people toward them just to beat them,” said activist Joseph Williams.
Solving economic injustice may help significantly reduce violence in Chicago communities.
Illinois sometimes applies restorative justice to bypass courts and facilitate resolutions between crime victims and perpetrators.
Why are ethical standards so elusive and difficult to identify?
The winning proposal includes revitalizing a long-vacant office building and converting a brownfield into an urban farming campus.
Experts say violence is primarily a public health issue.
Residents must now respond to the census by Sep. 30, but response rates in some parts of Chicago are less than half the national average.
Social justice groups demand an end to the arrests of Black Lives Matter protesters and to delays in processing citizenship applications.