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An overwhelming majority of Chicagoans oppose spending any public money on the Olympics. But Obama is lining up with Mayor Daley in support of the Windy City's bid.

Our investigation into the shootings of African-Americans in the days after Hurricane Katrina seems to have gotten the feds' attention; but in New Orleans, the wheels of justice have rusted.

A frustrating quest for food security has led some residents to grow their own.

An experienced prosecutor who knows that prevention is the best crime-fighting strategy, Aborn has fought for drug-law reform and sensible gun-control.

An experienced prosecutor who knows that prevention is the best crime-fighting strategy, Aborn has fought for drug-law reform and sensible gun-control.

Find an emergency prevention programs in your area, encourage no-strings attached outreach and more means to end homelessness.

Filling the empty streets and turning pedestrian piazzas into true commons.

For Henry Paulson and his son Merritt, the taxpayers of Portland, Oregon, must look like geese with an infinite supply of golden eggs.

Mass transit fares are going up and services are being cut. Meanwhile, federal stimulus money favors new projects over maintaining existing systems.

Learn the best bathroom options and soup kitchen schedules, carry a blanket, squat and more.

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Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

July 11, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014

For many of Brazil’s residents, the battles between World Cup teams aren’t nearly as important as the battle to keep their homes, or to protest free from the threat of violence.

June 16, 2014

As a major city opts for a minimum wage that’s double the federal rate, what seemed an improbable goal gets very real.

June 2, 2014

Two top Christie aides were subpoenaed in an ongoing investigation into the Port Authority slush fund.

June 2, 2014

Community groups say building a trauma in Chicago’s South Side would save lives.

May 19, 2014

Christie’s former top political aide and the governor’s spokesman dispute each other’s recollections.

May 16, 2014

Why is an accrediting commission targeting a well-performing college serving underprivileged communities?

May 15, 2014