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Chicago Set To Create Police Misconduct Database — But A Watered-Down Version

The database will now only feature complaints going back to 2000, a move some said would make it less effective.

Citywide

Experimental Station Workers Vote To Unionize In Woodlawn

Employees allege the organization failed to enforce a sexual harassment policy created by program managers and risked the spread of coronavirus in its building.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Police Torture Archive Documents Decades Of Abuse From Jon Burge And His ‘Midnight Crew’

Under former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, officers tortured at least 100 Black men into confessions over two decades. A new Invisible Institute archive tells the survivors' stories.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Santa Box Project Connects South Side Kids With Books, Families With Food This Holiday Season

Children of the 400 families who received free produce through Experimental Station's Market Box program will now receive a personalized book set, toys and $75 in groceries.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Market Box Has Made 4,000 Fresh-Food Deliveries To South Side Neighbors In Need — Help Keep It Going

Raising $40,000 will help organizers deliver food to 200 low-income South Side families through the end of harvest season. Volunteers are needed, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

More Public Data Can Help Hold Police Accountable, Experts Say — But More Must Be Done To Create Systemic Change

Data portals can better publicize Chicago Police Department's responses to misconduct, but the data doesn't keep abusive officers off the street.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

5 Shots On 71st Street: New Investigation Challenges Police Narrative Of Harith Augustus’ Death

"This was a draining project for everybody, just looking all day at images of this kind of violence," Invisible Institute founder Jamie Kalven said. "It was also incredibly fruitful."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore