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Taser timeout: a jail with a dubious record of Taser use is being used as a timeout for Cook County detainees. According to recent lawsuits, some inmates at the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, III., are being shocked with Tasers as a first, not last, resort--in some cases, when they're already bound by handcuffs or in a restraint chair. May 1, 2010 3869
Black and white, seeing red all over: major retailers' search for green kicks up racial tension in Chicago's gentrifying areas. Cover story Sep 1, 2009 3395
Closing arguments: refusal by the Illinois State police to enforce court orders hurts those who are trying to get their criminal records expunged or sealed. Cover story May 1, 2009 4523
A cocktail for disaster: how mismanagement, slothful government and a tight state budget killed a pioneering AIDS fund for Illinois' black communities. Jan 1, 2009 3208
Buy organic: (some restrictions and limitations apply): organic food is healthier and environmentally friendly--and rarely found in Chicago's black neighborhoods. Sep 1, 2008 3184
A renter's nightmare: foreclosures burn tenants who find themselves wrongfully evicted when their landlords can't keep up with the payments. Jul 1, 2008 3674
Black areas at highest risk. Jul 1, 2008 622
D.C. renters buffet storm: model legislation protects renters from displacement, but is no panacea. Jul 1, 2008 643

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