The Milliken v. Bradley ruling sanctioned a form of segregation that has allowed suburbs to escape being included in court-ordered desegregation and busing plans with nearby cities.
Critics say video hearings are a flawed design of a system seeking deportations.
Far from the border, Chicago's Immigration Court reveals the failings of the nation's asylum system.
In her new book, Ewing uses poetry as a form of historical investigation, revisiting the deadly riots that tore through Chicago a century ago.
After Illinois cut funding for mental-health services, Cook County Jail now handles a large portion of the state's patients. A new book tells their story.
Lori Lightfoot addresses guests after being sworn in as mayor of Chicago during a ceremony at the Wintrust Arena on May 20th, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
Tax increment financing, originally meant to spur development of "blighted" neighborhoods, is now being redistributed upwards.
Protesters organized by the Fraternal Order of Police call for the removal of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on April 1st, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
The author discusses his new book, the tragic violence in Chicago, and his love for the city's "messy vitalities."
If rent-control measures pass in all of the states and cities where they're currently on the table, nearly a third of all renter households in the United States could secure relief.
Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to over six years in prison. Read Pacific Standard's most relevant stories on the Chicago policeman's murder of a black teenager.
A police officer stands guard in front of R. Kelly's recording studio in the West Loop as city inspectors go through the property on January 16th, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
The NRDC hopes its new research into municipal pollution can help organizers push for sound, equitable policy.
Riding along with the man who helps Chicago's heroin users stay safe.
President Trump on Monday echoed arguments from his campaign, but his information seems outdated.
On Friday, a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, of the second-degree murder of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A demonstrator holds an American flag emblazoned with the names of victims who were fatally wounded by police officers.
How shifting economies, demographics, and provincial neighborhoods shaped the well-known accents of many Midwestern cities.
The research the attorney general drew his conclusions from had some serious flaws.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, contributing writer Sophie Yeo discusses the impact of climate change litigation.