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Southside November 2
Lee Harris spent years in prison without hope, until an unlikely friendship led to a years-long crusade to prove his innocence.
Southside November 1
A middle-class college student from the Chicago suburbs used Facebook to sell firearms to gangsters. But was he a kingpin or a scapegoat?
Southside October 31
For many released into the harsh environment outside Chicago’s Cook County Jail, it can be impossible to find their way home.
Commentary October 30
A former police chief on why the job should be more than “runnin’ and gunnin’.”
Southside October 30
Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his crew tortured false confessions out of hundreds of black men. Decades later, the survivors fought for reparations.
Southside October 29
After the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, can a new state’s attorney bring real reform to Chicago?
Commentary October 28
Can the conviction of Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke finally force policing into the 21st century?
Commentary October 16
A retired police officer reflects on the Jason Van Dyke verdict.
Series August 28
A collection of stories about criminal justice in Chicago
News April 17
Angry at Chicago, he cuts off police aid for all.