Coya Paz of Free Street Theater Receives the $15,000 ProPublica Illinois/Illinois Humanities Engagement Challenge Award
The project will host theater workshops in rural and urban communities across Illinois to engage residents in ProPublica Illinois’ investigative journalism.
The recognition that solitary confinement can harm young offenders led to a move away from harsh punishment at juvenile correctional centers.
Cases threaten to undermine Illinois’ efforts at juvenile justice reform.
Reporter Duaa Eldeib believes she succeeds as a journalist every time she tells an untold story.
Calling all Illinoisans: Help us understand the location and connotations of “Downstate,” so our newsroom can better choose our words both in how we write and how we talk.
Step 1: Do journalism that’s informed by the people at the center of it. Step 2: Deliver it back to those people. Repeat.
Engagement Reporter Logan Jaffe helps us reach new audiences and involve them in our reporting.
It’s how the laws are written, and trafficking is hard to prove.
Reporter Mick Dumke is a self-described “political junkie” who likes to dig into unexplored stories.
It’s not big trafficking rings. Mostly, it’s through little guys like John Thomas.
Why City Bureau and ProPublica are partnering on a community tool to make public meeting data more accessible.
ProPublica’s analysis of racial disparities in bankruptcy revealed a skyrocketing number of filings in Chicago’s black neighborhoods. But most of the cases will fall apart before the debts are wiped away.
ProPublica Illinois is restarting a collaborative data collection project to better understand what happens to inmates at Cook County Jail.
After reporting showed that Cook County’s property tax assessments punish the poor and reward the rich, Assessor Joseph Berrios is called before a public board to explain.
Some car insurers charge higher premiums in Chicago’s minority neighborhoods than in predominantly white neighborhoods with similar risk of accidents.
Our analysis of premiums and payouts in California, Illinois, Texas and Missouri shows that some major insurers charge minority neighborhoods as much as 30 percent more than other areas with similar accident costs.