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The Tax Divide

Inequities and Errors Riddle Cook County’s Property Tax Assessments

Ignoring Innocence

The Wrongfully Convicted Forced Into Plea Deals

A Closer Look

Examining the News

Walking While Black

Pedestrian Enforcement and Racial Profiling

Visual Evidence

Data and Design in Everyday Life

After Hurricane Harvey

Failures in a Flood Zone

Meet ProPublica Illinois

Q&As With Our Illinois Newsroom

Too Broke for Bankruptcy

How Bankruptcy Fails Those Who Need It Most

Lost Mothers

Maternal Care and Preventable Deaths

Bombs in Our Backyard

Investigating One of America’s Greatest Polluters

The Failure Track

Alternative Schools and Accountability

Wasted Medicine

Squandered Health Care Dollars

Terror in Little Saigon

Tracking Unsolved Murders

The Rent Racket

How landlords sidestep tenant protections in New York City.

Reliving Agent Orange

ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are exploring the effects of the chemical mixture Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans and their families, as well as their fight for benefits.

The Breakdown

How politics and government really work, and why they don’t.

The Etan Patz Case

The disappearance of a 6-year-old New York boy has mystified and frustrated police for decades. The trial of his alleged killer ended with a hung jury, a dozen people who spent 18 days unsuccessfully trying to reach unanimity.

Tobacco Debt

A landmark 1998 settlement with Big Tobacco awarded states billions of dollars a year to offset the health-care costs of smoking. What seemed like a boon become a debt trap for many state and local governments when they used it to promise investors billions in the future in exchange for cash advances.

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