Witnesses at legislative hearing criticize state child welfare agency, say some teens prefer jail to psychiatric facilities
But maps can turn personal experiences into powerful evidence.
Seven weeks after the city pledged to address the issue, drivers are still on the hook — and now Chicago’s ticketing practices are becoming an issue in the mayor’s race.
ProPublica is teaming up with The Southern Illinoisan to examine the public housing crisis in small and mid-sized cities around the country.
Challenger Amanda Biela takes on the “Madigan machine,” and copes with a divided Republican Party.
Informes revelan supervisión “laxa,” actividad sexual en centros de acogida de niños inmigrantes en Chicago
Documentos recientemente obtenidos aportan detalles sobre incidentes preocupantes, incluyendo a menores teniendo relaciones sexuales en una sala de televisión y la huida de dos niñas durante una excursión a un museo.
We’re Writing About Problems at the Immigrant Shelters Housing Children and Teens — in English and Español
“Lax” supervision at Heartland shelters contributed to runaways, sexual activity and alleged inappropriate relationships.
Records Reveal “Lax” Supervision, Sexual Activity at Chicago-Area Shelters Housing Immigrant Children
Newly obtained documents provide details on troubling incidents, including children having sex in a TV room and two girls running away on a museum field trip.
We’re looking for a reporting fellow to join ProPublica Illinois, our almost-1-year-old regional operation.
“Ocultos a Plena Vista”: Cientos de Migrantes Menores son Albergados en una Red Opaca de Refugios en Illinois
Documentos y entrevistas revelan acusaciones de abusos, amenazas y relaciones inapropiadas.
The city tried to raise revenues by hiking the cost of sticker tickets, but instead hurt motorists in low-income, black neighborhoods.
“Hidden in Plain Sight”: Hundreds of Immigrant Children and Teens Housed in Opaque Network of Chicago-Area Shelters
Documents and interviews reveal allegations of abuse, threats and inappropriate relationships.
As residents in Cairo, Illinois, dealt with mice, toxic mold and lead paint, HUD officials waited to step in, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general. HUD “could and should have done more to oversee it,” a new report says.
Chicago Hiked the Cost of Vehicle City Sticker Violations to Boost Revenue. But It’s Driven More Low-Income, Black Motorists Into Debt.
Now, a former official regrets the move and wants the city to revisit it. Some policies, she said, are “terrible.”
Download the Gang Databases We Got From Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Chicago Police Department
There’s info that’s unverified, subjective and simply wrong, yet government officials can access and use it, with potentially troubling consequences.
Gang files at other agencies include missing information and dead people.
We’ve got a lot of stories in the works. Here are the questions we’re putting to you.
FOIA is the all-purpose journalism weapon of choice.
We’ve open-sourced our code for loading Illinois campaign finance data. The process used to take hours. Learn how Make helped cut that down to less than 30 minutes.
We heard from you about how ticket debt, especially from $200 city sticker citations, has affected you. And we would like your help as we continue our reporting.