The Chicago Reporter

Empty Schools, Empty Promises: Thousands of Black Students Are Leaving Chicago For Other Segregated Districts

When Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close their neighborhood elementary school in March 2013, Lettrice Sanders and her children protested the proposal together.

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How One State's Prison System Utterly Tramples on Many Inmates' Voting Rights

The gym could pass for any Election Day polling place. Two volunteer election judges hurriedly sorted dozens of sealed manila envelopes containing ballots for last April’s suburban Cook County municipal elections. One of the judges propped two white plastic shields on top of a long metal table, creating a makeshift voting booth.

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Racial Segregation and Silenced Voices: Why Mixed-Income Developments Can't Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

This story was published by The Chicago Reporter, a nonprofit investigative news organization that focuses on race, poverty and income inequality.

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You Probably Haven't Heard of These Serial Killer Victims -- It's Probably Because They Are Not White

Afrikka Hardy’s life probably wouldn’t have made national news if her suspected killer had not gone to police and allegedly confessed.

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