At 16, Brandon Whitehead and his father were held at gunpoint by an off-duty Chicago police officer. The cop got suspended for five days, which he served 11 years later. Brandon, now 27, goes back to the scene.
Even after reporters identified lost cases, only some officers served suspensions.
There may be information about your case you’re unaware of.
Reporter Jodi S. Cohen believes journalists can achieve more when collaborating with each other and other newsrooms.
Emanuel still hasn’t delivered on promise to put more civilians in desk jobs and get additional officers on the street.
We heard from nearly 250 people who offered advice on whether we should use the term “Downstate” in our reporting. Here are the results.
Juvenile justice officials, advocates and a federal judge expressed worry over legal representation for youths.
Deputy Editor Steve Mills believes he can use editing as a constant learning experience and that, in this field, “there are always stories out there.”
Embattled assessor Joseph Berrios said he has already saved the county millions.
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.