Slammed. Crime is down, but a growing number of teenagers in Chicago are being tried on adult felony charges. In 2011, 15 percent more 17-year-olds were convicted in adult courts in Cook County than in 2007. Look out for our latest investigation in the November/December issue.
Undocumented Life. Undocumented women who suffer abuse can face a difficult choice - risk deportation by going to the police or remain in an abusive relationship. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With only a few days left this month, we look at the pending reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act and who it may benefit.
No. 8s. In the latest installment of our series on the housing choice voucher program, we'll meet a landlord who has been renting to tenants with section 8 vouchers for about 30 years. The Cook County board is considering an ordinance that would keep suburban landlords from discriminating against low-income tenants.
Goodbye Kimbriell. The Chicago Reporter’s publisher and editor, Kimbriell Kelly, is leaving us. This is her last week before she moves on The Washington Post. Don't miss Kelly's last Barbershop Show on Friday, which will focus on the upcoming elections.
Fighting for Retirement A town hall Tuesday will call on elected officials to safeguard social programs for the sick and elderly. These include social security, Medicare and Medicaid. A coalition of community groups will host the meeting at Chicago Temple. Illinois has seen cuts in many of its social welfare programs, and the next legislative session is expected to bring pension cuts.
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