The two Southwest Side neighborhoods have seen significant shifts in population in the last few years.
We heard expressions of fear, confusion and excitement among Chicagoans who generally want to know more about the census and how it’s used.
We surveyed folks on the border of North and South Lawndale about demographic change and their perception of the upcoming census.
Aldermen want to look into the possibility. Plus, they’ll get to renegotiate issues like renewable energy, diverse hiring and rate hikes.
School officials say it’ll make the English Second Language curriculum more flexible, but critics say the most vulnerable students will be shortchanged.
The Chicago City Council could take up a vote at this week’s council meeting.
Certain city workers are required to disclose when they earn money outside their government jobs—but this year, 50 didn’t do so on time.
The state, with its significant hard-to-count population, could lose power and money if there’s not a full count in 2020.
The changes were meant to increase community input for CPS decisions. But one vote made this week caused skepticism among attendees.
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.