While doing research into the still-unsolved murder of Maywood Police Officer Tom Wood, the BGA and FOX Chicago help reestablish a six-figure reward after discovering that village officials had allowed it to lapse.
The property tax sale process that can result in people losing their homes robs those communities of generational wealth, critics say. And Cook County’s last-chance fund to help make some of those homeowners whole is years behind in paying claims.
A Chalkbeat Chicago and Illinois Answers Project investigation revealed that despite student needs, high poverty districts have spent smaller portions of their ESSER funds in comparison to low poverty districts.
Law professors say it’s possible. Other states have moved to protect abortion providers and patients, but Illinois lawmakers have yet to take it up.
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BGA, FOX HELP RESTORE $100,000 REWARD IN COP-KILLER PROBE
by BGA, Illinois Answers Project
August 21, 2012