Is Chicago Helping Wall Street Profit from Police Violence?

Chicago has a problem with police violence, and it’s costing the city and taxpayers a lot of money. But some people are also making money off police brutality. While much discourse about police reform focuses on the emotional and physical effects of such abuse, the financial incentives that enable it are less often explored.

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West Side residents flood the polls with hopes of mental health and labor reform

Despite predictions that President Trump’s controversial performance would be the primary incentive driving voters to cast their ballots this midterm, residents of Austin kept it local. At polls across the neighborhood, voters cited the need for more mental health services and workers rights as their motivation to show up.

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In an effort to protect unions and raise wages, Fight For $15 mobilizes workers to vote in Illinois’ gubernatorial elections

In the month leading up to the election, Shantonia Jackson along with other members of the national grassroots movement Fight for 15 and the labor union SEIU have knocked on thousands of fellow workers’ doors in a push to convince new or reluctant voters to head to the polls.

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Ahead of midterm elections, Chicago students look to Parkland activists

Chicago high school students Clare Gorey and Edie Browne are too young to vote in the midterm elections, but they are involved, motivated in part by the national campaign around gun violence. On Oct. 26, they were among students hearing from March For Our Lives founders Delaney Tarr, Sarah Chadwick and Jammal Lemy, who presented the group’s book, Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement at Nicholas Senn High School.

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