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Amid Affordable Housing Dispute, Conservatives Seek a Home in Chicago

Groups tied to Illinois Policy Institute and talk show host Dan Proft back GOP candidates on city’s Northwest Side.

How Journalist Susie Cagle’s Illustrations Help Us “Follow The Money”

The former “words” journalist “bet on pictures.” Now her comics journalism is much in demand.

The $3 Million Research Breakdown

How a star psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago violated protocols and put children at risk.

Group to Send Lawyers to Help Incarcerated Teens

Controversy at youth facility in southern Illinois sparks a nonprofit to act.

How Do We Prevent Typos and Other Errors From Appearing in Our Stories?

We don’t always, but we sure try. A lot of eyes on a story helps.

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You’re Entitled to Government Transparency

Public records laws and enforcement aren’t perfect. Your demand for improving them matters.

Takeaways From Our Urbana-Champaign Free Street Theater Journalism Workshop

1. More participation from people of all ages. 2. ‘Chambana’ isn’t a thing. 3. It’s way more than a college town.

Chicago Begins To Rethink How Bankruptcy Lawyers Get Paid

Judges are demanding that lawyers tell their clients that their other debts might not get paid, but their lawyers will.

Those Questions You’ve Been Asking About Journalism? We Ask Them, Too.

A recap of your questions — and answers from our newsroom — about how journalists do their jobs. P.S. Keep sending them.

University of Illinois at Chicago Officials Defend Handling of Researcher’s Misconduct

Top officials say reviews found no oversight problems, though documents undercut that claim.

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