Our 2017 investigation into the power of police in Chicago Public Schools showed how officers operate with no special training and little oversight—last week, a Chicago Office of the Inspector General follow-up found that not much has changed despite its 5 actionable recommendations. Here’s what you can do next.
Welcome to City Bureau’s new user guide to local government, powered by the Documenters Program. We’ll be experimenting with different ideas throughout the summer on what information and context we share and how we present it, and we need your help. Tell us your questions and concerns related to local government and we’ll use your feedback to make this as useful a tool as possible.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot will have the opportunity to appoint members to over 100 city boards and commissions, from the Animal Care and Control Commission to the Board of Education to the Zoning Board of Appeals. This is bigger than City Council.