At the same time, another shelter operator is trying to expand its footprint in Chicago.
The project gave us an opportunity to try a bunch of technical approaches that could help a small organization like ours develop sustainable news apps.
In the 49th Ward, a newcomer from the left unseated the once progressive Joe Moore. And mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle tried to distance themselves from Rahm Emanuel, although the two top finishers have their own ties to the political establishment.
The mayor dominates the City Council while aldermen reign over the “fiefdoms” of their wards.
Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.
Since video gambling went live in 2012, more than 30,000 video slot and poker machines have been installed in the state and gamblers have lost more than $5 billion. Yet Illinois has failed to address the issue of gambling addiction in any meaningful way.
School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools and increased surveillance of children.
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.
Proposals from the 14 candidates range from studying ticketing enforcement disparities to overhauling payment plans.
We want to know how video gambling, vehicle sticker tickets and more affect your life.
Lawmakers said legalizing video gambling would generate billions of dollars for the state. Instead, it’s proved to be little more than a money grab.
Do You Know Someone Struggling With Video Gambling? Help Us Understand Video Slot and Poker Addiction in Illinois.
More than 30,000 video gambling machines are scattered across Illinois, and gambling addiction appears to be on the rise.
Here’s how we conducted an in-depth look at the rapid expansion of video gambling in the state and its financial and social costs.
So you’ve filled out a questionnaire, signed up for an investigation or talked with one of our engagement reporters. Here’s what to expect from this kind of journalism.
Journalists work hard to get the truth and capture comments that are compelling and colorful.
We’re hosting a community forum on March 4 and would love to see you.
Gov. Bruce Rauner commuted the sentences of the men, whose cases were documented in a ProPublica Illinois investigation last year, less than three weeks before leaving office.
Only at a party of journalists would someone read from a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
How to Use the Ticket Trap, Our New Database That Lets You Explore How Chicago Tickets Motorists and Collects Debt
We hope you’ll play around with it and let us know how we can make it better.
We’ve collected data on 54 million tickets issued over the past two decades in the city. Search for your address and compare your ward with others, and see how Chicago’s reliance on ticketing affects motorists across the city.