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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


Mentally ill behind bars

This heat map shows a snapshot of home addresses, by ZIP code, of Cook County Jail detainees who self-identified as living with mental illness on Jan. 58 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

CN November 7, 2013

Well, the Illinois Legislature gaveled to a close today without any tangible pension-reform legislation. But that wasn’t the only thing that got left behind as the doors closed. 687 more words

Rahm Emanuel

Meet Reporter: Evangeline Lacroix

Name: Evangeline Lacroix

Year: Senior, 17

Position: Managing and Online Editor

By trade I am a writer and a photographer. I grew up with my father’s Canon SLRs in my hand and a notebook in my back pocket. 132 more words