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The Other Side of the River, Revisited
Police in a Michigan resort town have reopened the case of a Black teen’s mysterious death.
By Alex KotlowitzJune 11, 2021
Dispatch
The Killing of Adam Toledo and the Colliding Cycles of Violence in Chicago
With shootings in the city on the rise, trust in the police has nearly bottomed out.
By Alex KotlowitzApril 24, 2021
The Political Scene
Trump Collides with the World of Baseball
Should fans care that an owner of the Chicago Cubs is also the chief fund-raiser for Donald Trump?
By Alex KotlowitzOctober 20, 2020
Dispatch
How a Pair of Investigative Reporters Are Trying to Save the Chicago Tribune
At its peak, the paper employed just under seven hundred reporters and editors; today it has around two hundred and fifty.
By Alex KotlowitzMarch 2, 2020
Dispatch
Finding Stillness in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters in the Age of Trump
If mining is allowed to begin next to the Boundary Waters, the damage to its pristine rivers and lakes would be irreversible.
By Alex KotlowitzJuly 17, 2019
Dispatch
The Small-Town Cost of Donald Trump’s Trade Wars
Poplar Bluff, Missouri, voted overwhelmingly for Trump in the 2016 election, but now the President’s new tariffs threaten some of the area’s largest employers.
By Alex KotlowitzDecember 20, 2018
Dispatch
What the Trial of Laquan McDonald’s Killer Means for the Future of Chicago
No one wants to say it aloud, but there’s deep concern that if Van Dyke, the police officer who shot and killed Laquan McDonald, is acquitted of murder, an already aggrieved portion of the city could erupt in anger.
By Alex KotlowitzSeptember 11, 2018
News Desk
Chicago’s Violence and Trump’s Ominous Tweets
Many in the city suspect that with the words “I will send in the Feds!” Trump really meant deploying the National Guard.
By Alex KotlowitzFebruary 2, 2017
News Desk
A Federal Judge Has a Message for Naturalized Citizens (and Trump)
“You are welcome here! You are welcome here!” Judge Sarah Evans Barker told a group of new citizens, not long after election day.
By Alex KotlowitzDecember 7, 2016
News Desk
The Limits of Sanctuary Cities
Immigrant-friendly cities like New York and Chicago share the convictions of the sanctuary campaign of the nineteen-eighties, but the means of resistance are very different.
By Alex KotlowitzNovember 23, 2016
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