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Are Kids Slipping Through The Cracks At The State DCFS?

The Chicago Reporter | By: Maria Ines Zamudio | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago

Christopher Valdez hid underneath a table in terror. The boy must have known that he was no match for his mother's boyfriend, Cesar Ruiz, who was hunt...

How Many Immigrants Actually Benefit From 'Prosecutorial Discretion'?

The Chicago Reporter | Posted 08.31.2012 | Chicago

Sebastian Pineda sits quietly on the wooden bench, staring at the dingy white wall and at times glancing at the mother of his two boys. He's patiently...

The End of a Segregated Century?

Angela Caputo | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Angela Caputo

Last week, the Manhattan Institute released a report that suggests Chicago is less segregated than it was a decade ago. When I drive through the Near North Side, it sure appears to be true.

An Olympic Guarantee You Can Count On

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Olympics have displaced more than two million people in the last 20 years, especially minorities and the poor. With or without the Games, we're witnessing the clearing of two miles of lakefront property.

The Fear Behind Our Fears of the Formerly Incarcerated

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

In Illinois, when we're talking about ex-offenders, we're really talking about black men. And it's possible that the race of an ex-offender will tell you more about their chances of finding work than their criminal history.

The Hidden Treasure of Organic Food ... For Some of Us

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Grocery stores are pretty sparse in Auburn Gresham, where I live, and many other predominantly black communities on Chicago's South Side.