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Thousands Of City Public Housing Units Sit Empty Despite Waiting List

The Chicago Reporter | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

One recent spring morning, Cynthia Scott leaned in on a bush that blooms at the entrance of the brick walk-up she calls home and slowly inhaled. Scott...

Police Misconduct Costs The City Millions, But Officers Involved Barely Disciplined

Chicago Reporter | By: Angela Caputo | Posted 07.01.2012 | Chicago

Glenn Evans watched from the side of his West Pullman home as a tall man with a wide frame limped up the walk. "Get off my property," he shouted. But ...

In Illinois, Many Teens Are Doing Hard Time For Nonviolent Crime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Derrick Reed was born, he was fragile and addicted to crack. With his drug addicted mother and drug-selling father out of the picture, he was rai...