Posts tagged "Chicago Reporter investigation"

Dying for Attention: The Chicago Reporter finds many kids killed after DCFS investigations

Dying for Attention: The Chicago Reporter finds many kids killed after DCFS investigations
Christopher Valdez hid underneath a table in terror. The boy must have known that he was no match for his mother’s boyfriend, Cesar Ruiz, who was hunting after him. In a fit of rage, Ruiz thrashed the room. Glass shattered. A telephone flew across the room. The boy’s mother, Crystal, sat in the corner crying.... Read more »

VIDEO: More on the Chicago Housing Authority's vacancy problem

Last month, we rolled out an investigation, “Home Evasion,” which revealed that nearly 1 in 5 Chicago Housing Authority apartments is sitting empty at a time when 35,000 families are on a waitlist hoping for an apartment to open up. But that hasn’t stopped the rent checks from flowing from the federal government to the... Read more »

Meet Chicago's new 3rd District commander

Meet Chicago's new 3rd District commander
The popular blog, Second City Cop, broke the news recently that Glenn Evans has been promoted as commander of Chicago’s 3rd police district, Grand Crossing. Regular readers may recall Evans from our May/June issue “Abusing the Badge,” which dug into police misconduct lawsuits settled by the city. We found that a small group of officers... Read more »
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Police misconduct cases drag on, and on

With the number of police misconduct allegations holding steady at about 2,800 per year, and the watchdog brought on to investigate them taking years to decide if there is even merit to the claims, is the system working? That’s a question the Chicago Tribune posed yesterday in an article that suggests growing tension over the... Read more »