- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
The Chicago Housing Authority Keeps Giving Up Valuable Land While HUD Rubber-Stamps The Deals
Despite being years behind on obligations to build more homes, the city’s public housing agency gets permission to sell, lease and swap its property in gentrifying neighborhoods.
They Were the Pandemic’s Perfect Victims
The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time in nearly half a century. Few people took notice.
Chicago’s ‘Race-Neutral’ Traffic Cameras Ticket Black And Latino Drivers the Most
A ProPublica analysis found that traffic cameras in Chicago disproportionately ticket Black and Latino motorists. But city officials plan to stick with them — and other cities may adopt them, too.
Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Got Millions in Government Deposits — Then Had to Give Them Back
As Black-owned banks disappear, politicians are under increasing pressure to save them. Big deposits are a ready solution, but sometimes they burden the banks more than they help.
What’s Gone Wrong At Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank?
Despite government intervention and new owners, GN Bank fights for survival while customers worry about losing their homes.
Lawmakers Call For Immediate Action At Chicago Shelter Housing Afghan Children
After ProPublica’s report that Afghan children at a Chicago shelter were hurting themselves, Sen. Dick Durbin asked federal officials to investigate. In the meantime, Heartland Alliance, the facility’s operator, now has interpreters in its shelters.
Dozens Of Traumatized Afghan Kids Struggle Inside A Shelter That’s Ill-Equipped To Care For Them
Some Afghan children at a Chicago shelter have hurt themselves or others, leaving workers overwhelmed. Employees say the shelter has never experienced this level of chaos and isn’t equipped to provide kids with services they need.
The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want To Solve
In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.
Disinvested: How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble
A half-century after Chicago’s uprisings in 1968, a once-thriving retail strip in East Garfield Park still suffers from broken promises, bad policy and neglect.
Overdose Deaths Have Skyrocketed in Chicago, And The Coronavirus Pandemic May Be Making It Worse
Opioid-related deaths in Cook County have doubled since this time last year, and similar increases are happening across the country. “If you’re alone, there’s nobody to give you the Narcan,” said one coroner.
What Happens When The Workers Who Make Hand Soap Get COVID-19? They Protest.
After a worker at a beauty supply factory near Chicago died of COVID-19, her former co-workers staged a protest. But they didn’t seek help from OSHA. They sought help from a new advocate: the state attorney general’s office.
Leaked Recordings Reveal Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Firmly In Charge And City Alderman Left Largely On The Sidelines
Combative and, at times, dismissive, Chicago’s first-term mayor gathers power as she leads the city’s fight against the coronavirus.
At Least 37 Children At A Chicago Shelter For Immigrant Detainees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19
A coronavirus outbreak at a Heartland Alliance facility on Chicago’s South Side may be the largest outbreak of the virus in any shelter for immigrant youth in the country.
Chicago Shuts Down, But Its Public Libraries Are Open. Librarians Want Them Closed.
Librarians and other employees are protesting by calling in sick and signing a petition, saying the branches should be closed until the coronavirus is under control.
Hundreds of Thousands Of Chicago Motorists Could Receive Debt Relief From Vehicle Sticker Tickets As The City Expands Reform
Attention, Chicago motorists: You have until Oct. 31 to buy a city sticker and then qualify for a new debt forgiveness program.
Immigrant Children Sent To Chicago Shelters Are Traumatized And Sick, In Some Instances With Chicken Pox or Tuberculosis
Hundreds of children are being detained in shelters run by Heartland Human Care Services, which says it has made changes since allegations that children were neglected and mistreated.
Chicago Can’t Hold Impounded Vehicles After Drivers File for Bankruptcy, Court Says
A federal appeals court said the city’s aggressive legal strategy violated the basic protections of bankruptcy.
At Chicago’s City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage
Without new oversight and accountability, City Hall cannot “escape corruption, mismanagement and waste,” the city watchdog says.
Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database
Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office Says Its Gang Database Is On Lockdown, But Questions Remain
Many welcomed the announcement that the sheriff took the database offline. But the office has resisted calls to destroy it immediately or publicly explain other details of its plans.