How prisoners count: the politics of prison gerrymandering in Illinois

By Joel Jacobs Medill Reports In Illinois, each person’s vote is not counted equally. A single vote for a state representative in Cook County is likely to wield less influence than one in Randolph County downstate. Why? Because Randolph County is located in Illinois House District 116, which is home to the Menard and Pinckneyville […]

Facebook groups establish community in one of Chicago’s newest neighborhoods

By Amy Sokolow Medill Reports Nicole Rohr Stephens moved back to Chicago from Alabama last year and almost immediately found out she was pregnant. The 34-year-old marketing manager had previously lived on the city’s North Side, but after relocating to the South Loop, she realized she had no idea where she would eventually send her […]