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How Chicago tried to cover up a police execution

Source: Cook County Medical Examiner It was just about a year ago that a city whistleblower came to journalist Jamie Kalven and attorney Craig Futterman out of concern that Laquan McDonald’s shooting a few weeks earlier “wasn’t being vigorously investigated,” as Kalven recalls. 35 more words


Apple News: Good for news consumers, bad for news publishers

Scott Smith, editorial director at TouchVision and The Download’s New Media correspondent, joins Justin in-studio to talk about the new Apple News app with ad blockers, Facebook addressing the idea of a “dislike” button and the Chicago Reporter going all digital. 9 more words

The Download

We'll Always Have Spring 2014...

Our cover illustration for the Spring 2014 issue of the Chicago Reporter — the magazine focused on “race, poverty and income inequality” that began 1972, will publish its last print issue this year in a nod to the changing media landscape. 224 more words

Watch: Dashcam Video Shows Chicago Police Officer Firing At Black Teens In Car

(CBS) — Dashcam video has emerged of a Chicago police officer unleashing a barrage of gunfire at a car filled with black teens.

The video shows the officer firing at the car as it was backing away during a traffic stop in December 2013. 299 more words


CN December 11, 2014

There was a stark manifestation of the growing divide between haves and have-nots in Chicago recently when the CHA revealed the numbers of people who’d applied for its most-recent round of wait-list applications. 1,225 more words

Chicago Tribune

CN June 19, 2014

It’s a discussion about housing policy this week with Angela Caputo of the Chicago Reporter and Ethan Michaeli of We the People Media.

How much does it cost the City of Chicago to rehab an abandoned house to get it into salable condition? 98 more words

Chicago Newsroom Past Shows

Chicago's slumlords

When the nation-wide program of building public housing projects began in the New Deal era, it was seen as a solution to the slum problem.  Crowded, unsanitary districts could be found in almost every city, from the Lower East Side in New York to the Monkey’s Nest in Youngstown, to Little Hell in Chicago and Tanyard Bottom in Atlanta.   1,003 more words

Public Housing