Last week, THE CHICAGO REPORTER highlighted some of their best reporting from 2016; The following are their picks:
> Chicago does little to control police misconduct – or its costs
> Reverse commute is a long haul on public transit
> In swift push for body cameras, Chicago cut contracting corners
> In Kenwood, black picket fences
> Financial aid barriers limit college access for undocumented youth
> Red Line extension aims to improve transit and development on the Far South Side
By Curtis Black | As Chicagoans enter an era with Donald Trump as president and Rahm Emanuel as mayor, the factory workers’ occupation offers a model for resistance.
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Photos by Sebastián Hidalgo | On New Year’s Eve, hundreds marched silently on Michigan Avenue carrying crosses, each bearing the name of one of more than 760 Chicagoans killed by gun violence in 2016.