The proposal is intended to discourage drivers from filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but it does nothing to change onerous payment plans for motorists who don’t file at all.
Illinois Child Welfare Agency Agrees to Stop Sending Children to Psychiatric Hospital Where Children Reported Abuse but Balks at Full Investigation
The Department of Children and Family Services’ inspector general and the American Civil Liberties Union say a limited investigation doesn’t go far enough.
Lawmakers Call for Independent Inquiry at Psychiatric Hospital After ProPublica Illinois Report on Abuse of Children
One legislator said she was “disgusted” by the revelations and said the children “deserve to be safe.”
Chicago Alderman Proposes Reining in Ticket Penalties That Drove Thousands of Black Motorists Into Debt
The proposal would cap late penalties and create community service alternatives to some fines.
Anna Valencia proposed creating city sticker options so low-income drivers can afford to be in compliance and avoid costly tickets.
Witnesses at legislative hearing criticize state child welfare agency, say some teens prefer jail to psychiatric facilities
State officials have failed to deal with children stuck in psychiatric hospitals.
A call for state welfare officials to appear at a public hearing follows our ProPublica Illinois investigation.
Controversy at youth facility in southern Illinois sparks a nonprofit to act.
Project Six is closing its doors following our story revealing conservative donors.
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, one of the last leaders of the old Democratic machine, loses the Democratic primary to a wealthy political newcomer.
Veteran Democrat Lipinski joins critics of the Illinois Policy Institute with a letter to the IRS.
Findings that assessments were error-ridden and burdened the poor undermine Assessor Joseph Berrios’ claims that he properly valued residential property.
Initial mid-December deadline for review gives way to new release date: late February.
Juvenile justice officials, advocates and a federal judge expressed worry over legal representation for youths.