The Department of Children and Family Services struggles to find appropriate homes for young people with mental illness.
Hundreds of children and teens in state care are held each year in psychiatric hospitals for weeks or months at a time — even though they have been cleared to leave.
We’ve been tracking Illinois hate crimes as part of our Documenting Hate project. We want to know if this one will be reported to the FBI.
The former “words” journalist “bet on pictures.” Now her comics journalism is much in demand.
Groups tied to Illinois Policy Institute and talk show host Dan Proft back GOP candidates on city’s Northwest Side.
We don’t always, but we sure try. A lot of eyes on a story helps.
Public records laws and enforcement aren’t perfect. Your demand for improving them matters.
Controversy at youth facility in southern Illinois sparks a nonprofit to act.
1. More participation from people of all ages. 2. ‘Chambana’ isn’t a thing. 3. It’s way more than a college town.
Judges are demanding that lawyers tell their clients that their other debts might not get paid, but their lawyers will.
A recap of your questions — and answers from our newsroom — about how journalists do their jobs. P.S. Keep sending them.
The ProPublica Illinois and Chicago Tribune project “The Tax Divide” is the winner of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Investigative Reporting.
Top officials say reviews found no oversight problems, though documents undercut that claim.
The failures of the complexes — and HUD’s role — is being investigated by The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica.
Privacy rules were an obstacle to finding participants in Dr. Mani Pavuluri’s lithium studies, but we got around them.
How a star psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago violated protocols and put children at risk.
Journalists stay in touch with the people who give them information and might even meet them for lunch or a drink. But there are boundaries.
Project Six is closing its doors following our story revealing conservative donors.