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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Taxpayers pick up the tab for police brutality
From incidents since 2011 in which the use of force by Chicago police officers was deemed reasonable or justifiable by supervisors or the city’s Independent Police Review Authority. The incidents…
From a complaint filed in an Illinois circuit court last year by Robert Rialmo, a Chicago police officer, against the family of Quintonio LeGrier, a nineteen-year-old black man who was…
Predicting murder on Chicago’s South Side
It was in 1988 that I moved to the bedraggled neighborhood of Hyde Park in order to study American history at the University of Chicago. I left the city ten…
The decline and fall of public housing
Obama's hometown takes Washington