Here at the Illinois Answers Project, our team of reporters work every day to uncover waste and wrongdoing in government, hold public officials accountable, and lift up solutions to Illinois’ most pressing problems.

Check out previous editions of The Solution below:

7/27/23- Does Chicago have a problem that Eugene, Oregon (of all places) can solve?

7/20/23- Are charters ‘blowing away’ traditional schools in student performance?

7/13/23- ‘Something to live for’ on Chicago’s South Side

6/29/23- A ‘Tipping’ Point for City Council

6/22/23- Illinois’ Billion-Dollar Barricade

6/15/23- Illinois’ Catalytic Converter Free-for-All

6/8/23- Will there be an end to Chicago’s ShotSpotter contract?

6/1/23- ‘Peacekeepers’ Can Only Do So Much

5/25/23- Ten Years On, a Chicago Education Solution Looks Disastrous

5/18/23- Is Ranked-Choice the Right Choice?

5/11/23- The Perils of Self-Checkout Lanes

5/4/23- An ‘Early Warning System’ Rife With False Alarms

4/27/23- A Bus Station on the Chopping Block

4/20/23- Can CTA Solve Its ‘Ghost Bus’ Problem?

4/13/23- A Program For Older College Students Is In ‘Freefall’

4/6/23- An Onslaught for Chicago’s Next Mayor

3/30/23- Chicago’s Solution to Gun Violence Is Not Working

3/23/23- 3 cities with solutions to Chicago’s fatal fires

3/16/23- ‘Social equity’ cannabis entrepreneurs stalled by the state

3/9/23- Vital mental health program could be a ‘bridge to nowhere’ for low income

2/23/23- More affordable housing under Lightfoot? Depends on who’s asking.

2/17/23- A jackhammer for the environmental movement

2/9/23- An alternative method of preventing violent crime

2/2/23- Lightfoot ethics breach reignites a Lightfoot created ethics committee

1/26/23- Chicago Police can’t keep up with offender registries

1/19/23- To include police or not?

1/12/23- Will a trans-inclusive hiring initiative reduce employment discrimination against trans workers?

1/5/23- The 22-year Chicago housing “transformation” that wasn’t

12/22/22- Can a tear-down tax end gentrification in Logan Square?

12/15/22- No end in sight on stalemate over Chicago’s flawed gang database

12/8/22 – Who’s judging the judges in Cook County?

12/1/22 – Digging for problems and solutions