Top officials say reviews found no oversight problems, though documents undercut that claim.
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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.
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HUD says it doesn’t have the funds to fix up two public housing developments in Thebes, Illinois. The state’s two U.S. senators question whether the agency’s decision to close them — forcing 85 people to relocate — violates federal law.
The shuttering of public housing complexes in two small Midwestern towns raises big questions for residents, HUD and Congress. To tell the story, I could use your help.
A scramble for housing in southern Illinois has exposed mixed messages and false hope. “It’s betrayal, really,” one resident said of the way she’s been treated by HUD.
Solid sources and some healthy skepticism can help.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Builds Power From the Ground Up — And Sometimes From the Basement
A polling place in a Chicago home offers a view of the operation run by the state’s most powerful politician.
Here’s what we learned from our kickoff event in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.
A new analysis of government data shows how levee districts that have raised their levees without federal permits would be better protected against future flooding, while those that follow the rules would see extra flooding.
By building up their own flood protections, some communities have ensured they would be less affected by future floods, while their neighbors would fare worse.