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Chicago Police Win Big When Appealing Discipline

Analysis shows hundreds of misconduct findings overturned.

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Molly Parker on Growing Up in Southern Illinois

Molly Parker is a reporter at The Southern Illinoisan who’s been covering the housing and economic crisis in Cairo, Illinois, for the past two-and-a-half years.

Lawsuit Targets Berrios Over Unfair, Error-Riddled Assessments

Attorneys are asking a judge to force Berrios to adopt reforms and are seeking a monitor to oversee the process.

Chicago Police Department Grievances

A Chicago Tribune-ProPublica Illinois investigation tracked more than 300 police disciplinary cases appealed through the department’s labor office. We analyzed changes between original discipline orders and what officers actually served.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Web Producer Vignesh Ramachandran

Producer Vignesh Ramachandran works on making sure the look, feel and design of ProPublica Illinois’ content makes sense to readers.

I Spent Years Reporting on Chicago’s Property Tax System. Here’s What Got Me Out of the Weeds.

Behind all the technical terms and the statistics is a story about the simple concept of fairness.

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