文章和调查——manbetx球迷互动 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/feeds/illinois 最新文章和调查manbetx球迷互动,一个独立的、非营利性公共利益产生调查性新闻编辑室。 en-us 版权2018 Pro Publica公司。 星期二,2018年11月13日08:35:30 + 0000 2018 - 11 - 13 - t08:35:30 + 0 en-us 版权2018 Pro Publica公司。 manbetx球迷互动 https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/manbetx球迷互动-rss-logo.png https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/ 选举结束了现在下一个选举开始。 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-post-election-2018-jb-pritzker-governor-elect-democrats#153316 星期四,2018年11月08年20:29:27 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-post-election-2018-jb-pritzker-governor-elect-democrats#153316 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/mick-dumke">Mick Dumke</a> </p> <p>The official slogan of the state of Illinois remains “Land of Lincoln,” and lots of Republicans still live here但它不再是他的政党The GOP isn’t winning many elections, which is generally considered the purpose of a political party.</p> <p>And that brings us to the <a href="https://elections.chicagotribune.com/">bluebath that happened this week</a>, when Illinois Democrats seized two congressional seats that for decades had been held by Republicans, ousted one-term GovBruce Rauner, easily held onto every other statewide office, solidified control of the General Assembly and toppled the Cook County commissioner who chairs the state GOP.</p> <p>In short, it wasn’t a great night here for the Republicans.</p> <p>“The land of Lincoln and Barack Obama,” J.BPritzker called the state during his speech after beating RaunerHe didn’t need to point out that Obama is a fellow Democrat.</p> <p>Here are a few observations and thoughts on what happened and what might happen next:</p> <p><strong>Rauner didn’t lose all his friends — but he certainly didn’t make enough new ones.</strong></p> <p>Four years ago, voters were weary of state leaders’ lack of fiscal discipline — high taxes and billions of dollars of debt will do that — and GovPat Quinn没有激发信心Rauner, a millionaire businessman, promised to fix the government and stand up to <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/politic-il-column-michael-madigan-chicago-polling-place">Michael Madigan</a>, the state House speaker, Democratic Party chair and most powerful figure in state government.</p> <p>Rauner received about 1.8 million votes to 1.7 million for Quinn, <a href="https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/11/06/governor-quinn-calls-it-quits-but-mayor-emanuels-campaign-never-stops">who didn’t concede until the day after the election</a>.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois small right"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" 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time, though he received close to the same number of actual votes, he lost the county to Pritzker.</p> <p><strong>Pritzker gave out more goodies than Rauner.</strong></p> <p>In 2014, Rauner didn’t just win his party’s nomination — he all but purchased it, just as he’d bought and sold businesses when he was leading a private equity firm在前两年他当选州长,Rauner把他约2800万美元的个人财富投入到他的竞选基金,记录显示At the same time, Rauner, his campaign, and his wife, Diana, gave more than $9 million to other GOP candidates and committees across Illinois.</p> <p>As he moved toward his re-election bid, Rauner was even more generous, putting $50 million into his campaign fund and distributing almost $16 million to other Republicans.</p> <p>The strategy, and the money, were so convincing that Pritzker decided to do the same thing, but on a scale that made Rauner’s giving look chintzy by comparisonPritzker pumped more than $171 million of his own money into his campaign fund, and he handed out about $24 million to other Democratic committees and candidates, including the DuPage County Democratic Central Committee.</p> <p><strong>Now Democrats won’t have Rauner to kick around any more.</strong></p> <p>As the state budget crisis stretched more than two years, Democrats blamed Rauner, and much of the public sided with them<a href="https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-governor-election-results-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker/">Rauner conceded defeat Tuesday</a> less than an hour after the polls closed, ending the contentious, expensive campaign so suddenly that some of the governor’s critics seemed unprepared to talk about what they’ll do once he’s out of the way.</p> <p>Thirty minutes after the race was called, state Comptroller Susana Mendoza took the stage at <a href="https://twitter.com/mickeyd1971/status/1059980512150933506">Pritzker’s election night gathering</a> and introduced herself as “your truth-telling fiscal watchdog who was not afraid to stand up to the biggest bully in this state, Bruce Rauner!” Mendoza, who is weighing a run for mayor of Chicago, then celebrated Rauner’s defeat by shouting, “You’re fired!” — a line long associated with Donald Trump’s days on the reality show “The Apprentice.”</p> <figure class="image large left"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181108-illinois-rally-mendoza-3x2.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181108-illinois-rally-mendoza-3x2.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181108-illinois-rally-mendoza-3x2.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181108-illinois-rally-mendoza-3x2.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181108-illinois-rally-mendoza-3x2.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption>Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza (left), Illinois Gov.-elect J.B普利兹克,前美国总统巴拉克•奥巴马(Barack Obama)和伊利诺斯州Gov.-elect Juliana Stratton at a Chicago rally on Sunday. <span class="credit">(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>The Democrats still weren’t done ripping on Rauner一小时后他承认,Sen理查德·杜宾嘲笑骑摩托车在州的州长,穿着皮革背心Downstaters, he said, “can spot a phony a mile away.”</p> <p>Then, on Wednesday, Madigan took a shot at Rauner in a press release, which was especially striking because he rarely issues statements or otherwise communicates with the public“Last night’s election results definitively proved that the Rauner Republican playbook of attempting to make the entire 2018 election a referendum on Speaker Madigan, to distract from Republicans’ record, is a failure,” the release said.</p> <p>Instead, the Democrats managed to turn the elections into a referendum on Rauner and TrumpVoters now hope the Democrats will be half as good at addressing the state’s budget and debt problems as they were at mocking the governor.</p> <p><strong>Now Republicans won’t have Rauner to kick around any more.</strong></p> <p>Democrats disliked Rauner from the beginning, but for many conservative Republicans it took a couple of years在他签署法案扩大堕胎和保护非法移民,党的右翼推出了自己的攻击To critics like <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/politicil-insider-gop-primary-jeanne-ives">state RepJeanne Ives</a>, Rauner had abandoned the party’s base, proving once again that the Democrats will always win if Republicans “surrender” and move to the center.</p> <p>Still, Ives came up short when she challenged Rauner in the GOP primary大多数保守的候选人的支持她的盟友和资助者For example, of the top 20 candidates supported this election cycle by the Liberty Principles political action committee, run by Ives ally <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-policy-institute-northwest-chicago-affordable-housing">Dan Proft</a>, 16 lost其中包括:国家代表Peter Breen, the GOP floor leader in the state House, who represents a district in DuPage County.</p> <p><strong>The election is overThe next elections have begun.</strong></p> <p>Now in power, Democrats will work to move the state to the left.</p> <p>“Are you ready to fight for Illinois?” Pritzker said during his victory speech, and his supporters shouted that they were.</p> <p>But as the GOP regroups, Ives and her allies are funded by their own really rich guys, and they’re eager to keep pushing the party and the land of Lincoln to the right.</p> <p>Meanwhile, in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t running for re-election in February, and 17 <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/politic-il-insider-chicago-mayor-after-rahm-emanuel-laquan-mcdonald-jason-van-dyke-trial">would-be successors</a>, give or take a few, are hoping to get on the ballot市议会的50个席位也选举Voters were tuned in even before the ballots were counted Tuesday.</p> <p>“They’re glad about the mayor’s race,” said Barbara Kendricks, who was talking with voters and handing out flyers Tuesday outside a polling place in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood“The mayor, we want him out.”</p> PoliticsPolitic-IL内幕 2018 - 11 - 08 - t20:29:27 + 0 由米克Dumke 伊利诺斯州dcf同意在精神病院调查外,报告虐待儿童 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-dcfs-outside-inquiry-aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital#152845 星期二,2018年11月06 01:22:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-dcfs-outside-inquiry-aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital#152845 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/duaa-eldeib">Duaa Eldeib</a> </p> <p>The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services agreed Monday to a full, independent assessment involving children in its care placed at a Chicago psychiatric hospital rocked by allegations of abuse and assault.</p> <p>DCFS and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois have been negotiating since Thursday over the investigation at Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital and how the child welfare agency would ensure the safety of its children hospitalized there, especially those who have been kept at the hospital despite being cleared for discharge.</p> <p>In a written response to the ACLU on Monday, DCFS said it would allow the independent review to “address the safety, care and treatment of DCFS youth” at the hospitalThe ACLU said it welcomed the agency’s change of course.</p> <p>“We are glad that the department agreed to this, but we need to remain vigilant,” ACLU attorney Claire Stewart said“This is a small step in a longer fix, but it’s a step.”</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois small right"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use 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decades-old federal court consent decree, called that proposal inadequate集团威胁要起诉该机构本周如果不满意回复7要求列表Those demands included a broad review to determine if Lakeshore maintains a safe environment and if it follows protocols for treating children, according to an email ACLU attorneys sent DCFS on Sunday.</p> <p>With DCFS agreeing to a full review, the immediate threat to return to court has been lifted.</p> <p>DCFS and the ACLU said they would work together to name a reviewer and determine the scope of the investigationdcf要求西雅图凯西家庭计划提供一个可能的专家列表,它说,预计这周收到If the two groups cannot agree on both points this month, they said they will submit recommendations to a judge.</p> <p>Stewart said the review process must be speedy, adding that it was a shame that it took the threat of court action for DCFS to agree to what could have been resolved last week.</p> <p>DCFS’ acting inspector general, Meryl Paniak, initially called for an independent review of Lakeshore, and several state lawmakers last week echoed her request.</p> <p>Lakeshore officials have said an independent review would find that they “operate at the highest standards.” They said that the reviewer should be “familiar with the unique situation in which Chicago Lakeshore Hospital operates including an intimate understanding of trauma, DCFS, and acute care operational issues.”</p> <p>The ACLU on Monday also reiterated its demand that DCFS prioritize and commit to do everything possible to move children who remained hospitalized at Lakeshore beyond their release dates to more appropriate settings.</p> <p>DCFS has sent 241 children to Lakeshore since January, officials saidAs of Sunday, 18 of those children remained at the hospital, including two beyond their release dates.</p> <p>The agency said it will continue its daily visits to the hospital to check on children in its care, provide detailed reports on those children to a court-appointed expert and keep working to find placements for DCFS children still at the hospital.</p> <p>Charles Golbert, Cook County’s acting public guardian, separately outlined his concerns Monday in a four-page filing with U.S地区法官Jorge阿隆索Any review, he wrote, “must be of <em>the entire</em> myriad of issues” identified at Lakeshore, including improper use of psychotropic medications, suicide risks and security cameras in the hallways that don’t always work.</p> <p>Federal and state regulators are investigating the hospital for violations related to monitoring patients and medication consent医院,直到11月底纠正缺陷,否则将面临失去联邦资金,这医院的官员说,将迫使他们关闭设备The hospital has submitted an “acceptable” plan of correction but must still undergo an unannounced visit from regulators, a federal spokeswoman confirmed Monday.</p> <p>“It is alarming that DCFS waited so long to act on the serious problems at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital,” Golbert wrote“But it is not surprising.”</p> <p>Each year, about 1,200 children in DCFS care require psychiatric hospitalization, and Lakeshore accepts about a quarter of them, Golbert wroteGiven that his office represents the majority of DCFS children who require treatment in psychiatric hospitals, he said DCFS should also consult his office as it selects a reviewer.</p> <p>But that is only a short-term fix, Golbert said贴现必须解决其长期缺乏工作和服务,剩余已导致数百名儿童住院超出认为医学是必要的<a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/stuck-kids/illinois-dcfs-children-psychiatric-hospitals-beyond-medical-necessity/">manbetx球迷互动 Illinois first revealed this problem in June.</a></p> <p>State RepSara Feigenholtz, a Chicago Democrat, joined lawmakers last week in calling on DCFS to appoint an independent reviewer at Lakeshore, and she said on Monday she will be looking more broadly at the issue of children in DCFS care sent to psychiatric hospitals.</p> <p>“These children are not throwaways,” Feigenholtz said“他们在这些医院和恶化。”< / p > 健康CareStuck孩子 2018 - 11 - 06 - t01:22:00 + 0 由Duaa Eldeib 芝加哥认为抹去旧票债券人申请第七章破产 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-motorists-old-ticket-debt-chapter-7-bankruptcy#152864 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:42:05 +0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-motorists-old-ticket-debt-chapter-7-bankruptcy#152864 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/melissa-sanchez">Melissa Sanchez</a> </p> <p>The Chicago City Council’s finance committee approved a measure Monday that would forgive ticket debt for some city motorists, but only those who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.</p> <p>The move is meant to steer indebted drivers away from Chapter 13 bankruptcies that rarely eliminate their debtThe proposed reform, which comes amid growing calls to overhaul the city’s ticketing and debt collection practices, was drafted by the Law Department and included in the 2019 budget package approved by the finance committee.</p> <p>The measure would wipe away unpaid tickets, fines and fees issued more than three years before debtors file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, as long as their bankruptcy plan is successful and they complete a city payment plan for more recent ticket debtLate penalties and other fines, including boot and impound fees, would also be forgiven.</p> <p><a href="https://chicago.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3713723&amp;GUID=EF077F20-7D41-4348-B9AB-DD707C16BA5B&amp;Options=&amp;Search=">The measure</a> seeks to address a significant problem uncovered in a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois <a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/driven-into-debt/chicago-ticket-debt-bankruptcy/">report in February</a>: that thousands of mostly black and low-income motorists are filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy to cope with the consequences of unpaid parking and automated-traffic-camera tickets that often lead to license suspensions and vehicle seizures.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois small right"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input id="newsletter-signup-body-649237" class="g-recaptcha" value="Sign Up" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="success_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/thankyou" /> <input type="hidden" name="error_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/error" /> <input type="hidden" name="origin_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/feeds/illinois" /> </form> </aside> <p>Chapter 13 is the only kind of bankruptcy in which municipal debt, such as unpaid tickets, can be forgiven但它很少是一个良好的长期的解决方案对许多人来说,尤其是那些有票的债务That’s because this type of bankruptcy requires debtors to hand over their disposable monthly income for up to five years, which people with limited incomes often find challenging.</p> <p>If they stop making payments and their bankruptcy cases get dismissed, debt collectors can come calling again, and threaten license suspension and vehicle seizureFewer than one in four of these cases end with debtors successfully completing a payment plan and emerging from bankruptcy, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois found.</p> <p>Chapter 7 bankruptcies, on the other hand, almost always end with debt reliefBut motorists in Chicago don’t often go that route for two reasons: Ticket debt can’t be forgiven using this kind of bankruptcy, and most lawyers require their fees to be paid in full before they file for bankruptcy protection.</p> <p>In Chicago, bankruptcy lawyers typically require $1,000 in legal fees to be paid before filing a Chapter 7 case, but they will file a Chapter 13 case for no money down and <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-bankruptcy-lawyer-payments">collect about $4,000 in legal fees over the life of the payment plan.</a></p> <p><a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/bankruptcy-inequality/bankruptcy-failing-black-americans-debt-chapter-13/">Last fall, manbetx球迷互动 reported</a> how black debtors across the country, and particularly in southern cities like Memphis, Tennessee, are more likely to file under Chapter 13 and not obtain debt relief.</p> <p>David Holtkamp, a senior corporation counsel for the city who oversees bankruptcy matters, said he hopes the proposed changes will give people an incentive to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, which has a higher success rate than Chapter 13.</p> <p>“If somebody has a lot of ticket debt, they file for a 13这是唯一选择票债务原谅,”Holtkamp说“It allows people who are better suited for Chapter 7 to file for a 7 and obtain that relief that something like 95 percent of cases get.”</p> <p>Daniel Lindsey, who heads the consumer practice group of LAF Chicago, formerly known as the Legal Assistance Foundation, said the proposed changes might help “some people for whom holistically it makes sense to file a 7.”</p> <p>But he worried the city may be simply “creating a reverse incentive” that prompts indebted motorists into another kind of bankruptcy instead of solving the problem in a more comprehensive way.</p> <p>He asked why the city doesn’t wipe away older ticket debt for all driversAccording to an analysis of the city’s ticketing databases, which were obtained by manbetx球迷互动 Illinois and WBEZ through public records requests, motorists owe the city at least $1.7 billion for unpaid tickets, fines and fees for citations that are at least three years old.</p> <p>“Why don’t they do that for everybody?” Lindsey asked“Why only for people who file for bankruptcy?”</p> <p>Holtkamp said the proposal is focused solely on people who are filing for bankruptcy because “we want to make sure it’s really used for people who absolutely need it, and filing for bankruptcy is a way to ensure it’s being used by someone who can’t actually pay for the tickets.”</p> <p>The city is not considering modifying its payment plans, the finance department saidCurrently, drivers with substantial ticket debt must make down payments of up to $1,000 to get on a plan and get back a suspended license or impounded vehicle; for many, filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy is cheaper.</p> <p>In recent weeks, some aldermen have started calling for broader changes to the city’s ticketing and debt collection programs, including some type of debt reliefLast week, <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-tickets-penalties-alderman-gilbert-villegas-proposals">Alderman Gilbert Villegas called for a sweeping overhaul</a> of how the city punishes drivers who can’t afford to pay tickets, calling for an end to late penalties that double the underlying fines and contribute to thousands of bankruptcies filed here each yearVillegas, who represents the Northwest Side’s 36th Ward, said his proposal was triggered by manbetx球迷互动 Illinois’ reporting in February.</p> <p>The proposal from the city’s Law Department was included in the city’s 2019 proposed budgetAfter passing through the finance committee Monday, the measure will go to the full City Council for a vote next week.</p> <p>The finance committee also approved proposed changes to Chicago’s vehicle sticker program designed to help low-income drivers get into compliance and avoid costly ticketsThe proposals, <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-sticker-program-reforms">introduced last month</a> by City Clerk Anna Valencia, would allow drivers to buy shorter-term stickers at prorated pricesIn addition, Valencia’s office, which runs the sticker program, would offer a monthlong program to waive late penalties associated with sticker purchases.</p> <p>Valencia’s proposal was prompted by <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-vehicle-sticker-law-ticket-price-hike-black-drivers-debt">an investigation by manbetx球迷互动 Illinois and WBEZ</a> that found disproportionate sticker ticketing rates in black neighborhoodsThe $200 citations are among the most expensive in the city, and they can rise to $488 with late penalties and collection fees.</p> <em>The 10 Chicago community areas with the highest rates of ticketing between 2011 and 2015 are all more than 80 percent black<a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-vehicle-sticker-law-ticket-price-hike-black-drivers-debt">View data visualization on mobile browser.</a></em> DebtDriven负债 2018 - 11 - 06 - t00:42:05 + 0 by Melissa Sanchez Illinois Child Welfare Agency Agrees to Stop Sending Children to Psychiatric Hospital Where Children Reported Abuse but Balks at Full Investigation https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital-dcfs-response#152727 星期五,2018年11月02 20:49:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital-dcfs-response#152727 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/duaa-eldeib">Duaa Eldeib</a> </p> <p>The state’s child welfare agency Friday agreed to stop sending children in its care to a Chicago psychiatric hospital where children have reported being sexually abused and assaulted, but said it would not seek the full independent investigation advocates had requested, setting up a possible court fight.</p> <p>The decision by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services came one day after state lawmakers and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-legislators-response-dcfs">demanded the agency allow an outside expert</a> to conduct a comprehensive investigation of Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital on the city’s North Side.</p> <p>The ACLU, which monitors DCFS as part of a federal court consent decree, also called on the agency to immediately stop sending children in its care to the hospital when they need psychiatric treatment.</p> <p>Those demands followed <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-federal-investigation">a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois investigation</a> that found numerous allegations of sexual abuse and assault of children, as well as regulatory violations related to patients’ health and safety.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois small right"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" 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<p>Some of the children who alleged abuse should have been released from the hospitalThey had been cleared for discharge but remained there because DCFS could not find them a place to go, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois found.</p> <p>DCFS said the agency was taking steps in response to the ACLU’s request, including placing a hold on all admissions of children in DCFS care to the hospital as of Friday, continuing daily unannounced visits at the hospital and submitting reports detailing which DCFS children have been discharged from the hospital and where they were placedFinding placement for children who have been at the hospital beyond what is deemed medically necessary “remains a top priority,” DCFS wrote in its response to the ACLU.</p> <p>The review, DCFS said in a statement, “will make sure nothing was missed in our investigation process and assess whether those cases reflect any pattern or practice requiring correction for the protection of children.”</p> <p>The sticking point for the ACLU, according to Yohnka, was that the review would be limited to the 16 child abuse and neglect investigationsThe organization wanted a full, independent investigation of Lakeshore.</p> <p>Yohnka said DCFS has asked to select the expert who would conduct the review“I don’t think that’s independent,” he said.</p> <p>The ACLU had threatened to take DCFS to court next week if the agency failed to respond satisfactorilyIn light of what DCFS has offered, going to court remains on the table, said Yohnka.</p> <p>DCFS officials told the ACLU that if “concerns about systemic issues at the hospital” emerge during the agency’s review, they will work with the Illinois Department of Public Health, which is investigating the hospital on behalf of federal regulators.</p> <p>“That is unacceptable in our viewShe should be leading on this, not following,” ACLU general counsel Heidi Dalenberg said of DCFS Acting Director Beverly “B.J.” Walker.</p> <p>Federal officials said Lakeshore has until the end of the month to correct deficiencies or they will cut off its federal funding; hospital officials say that a loss of funding could force the hospital to close.</p> <p>The hospital has said it works to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for its patients and would cooperate with any investigationIt was confident a review would find it operates at the “highest standards.”</p> <p>State SenJulie Morrison, a Democrat from Deerfield, sent a letter to Walker on Friday asking for a third-party investigation of Lakeshore and its practices.</p> <p>That review, she wrote, should include children who reported abuse and neglect at the hospital.</p> <p>Walker quickly responded to Morrison, writing “I assure you that we at DCFS take the safety and wellbeing of our state’s children seriously” and that the issue has her “urgent attention.”</p> <p>“I want to believe that the agency is taking this seriously but anyone who has followed DCFS knows this isn’t a new problem,” Morrison said in a statement“So I’m hoping that this investigation and its results and changes are as prompt and direct as the response I received from the director.”</p> <p>Three Chicago lawmakers made a similar demand on ThursdayThey requested that an independent reviewer should be appointed to “evaluate not only the cases at Chicago Lakeshore and the response by DCFS, but also to conduct a thorough review of quality of care and adherence to all relevant laws, policies, and procedures.”</p> <p>The reviewer, they wrote in the letter, should develop recommendations on how to “guarantee the safety and best possible outcomes” for children at the hospital now or in the future.</p> <p>GovBruce Rauner, who appointed Walker last year, is monitoring the situation at Lakeshore and considering “additional options to ensure the children who receive care there are safe,” a Rauner spokeswoman said.</p> <p>DCFS’ acting inspector general, Meryl Paniak, who first urged DCFS to undertake the review, said the agency’s response was insufficient.</p> <p>“That’s not what I was asking for,” she said Friday“这不是一个独立的审查我不知道他们会做完成通过回顾调查That’s what you should be doing anyway.”</p> <p>Paniak said she wants to a see a complete review of Lakeshore by someone who has expertise in psychiatric hospitals and child welfare and will be able to evaluate systemic issues.</p> <p>Charles Golbert, Cook County acting public guardian, said he, too, wants to see a broader, more holistic reviewThat inquiry, he said, would examine a range of issues, including improper use of powerful psychotropic medication, lax supervision and the hospital’s repeated failures to make security camera video available.</p> <p>“I want one comprehensive independent investigation,” he said, not various agencies “focusing on a narrow piece of the problem in a vacuum.”</p> 健康CareStuck孩子 2018 - 11 - 02 - t20:49:00 + 0 由Duaa Eldeib 报道层的潜在危害儿童精神病院 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-psychiatric-hospitals-dcfs-reporting-duaa-eldeib#152433 星期五,2018年11月02 09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-psychiatric-hospitals-dcfs-reporting-duaa-eldeib#152433 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/duaa-eldeib">Duaa Eldeib</a> </p> <p>When I first reported in June on children in state care <a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/stuck-kids/illinois-dcfs-children-psychiatric-hospitals-beyond-medical-necessity/">stuck in psychiatric hospitals</a> after they had been cleared for discharge, I learned of the emotional and psychological damage that protracted hospitalizations can inflict on children.</p> <p>Then I discovered another layer of harm.</p> <p>We <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-federal-investigation">published a story</a> on Wednesday about Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, which is under federal and state investigation following allegations that range from sexual assault to a failure to ensure the safety of suicidal patients.</p> <p>Hospital officials said that they investigate all allegations of impropriety and are confident in their ability “to continue to provide the highest level of services to our state’s most vulnerable populations.” They said the problems they face are part of a “disinvestment in mental health, neonatal, and other social services in Illinois that have resulted in one of the weakest social safety nets in the country.”</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois small right"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg 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psychiatric hospital under investigation, but another example of a systemic problem involving some of the most troubled children in the state and the agency charged with caring for them.</p> <p>Every year since 2015, hundreds of children in DCFS care have remained hospitalized beyond what is deemed medically necessary because the agency can’t find them a more appropriate setting — a foster home, residential treatment center or group home — in time去年,301名精神病住院超越医疗必要性,根据dcfThe agency has said those children are among the most difficult to treat and the state doesn’t have enough of the beds it needs for them.</p> <p>Children who languish in psychiatric hospitals for weeks or months — missing school and rarely able to go outside — often feel abandoned, isolated and angryAnd the longer they stay, one child welfare official told me, the more likely they are to be exposed to, and imitate, harmful physical and sexual behaviors.</p> <p>DCFS officials have said they’re working to find solutions for the children locked in psychiatric hospitals after they’ve been cleared for dischargeAnd not just at Lakeshore.</p> <p>“This is a problem,” a DCFS official said this week, “shared by all the psychiatric hospitals we use.”</p> <p>In response to our reporting, <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-legislators-response-dcfs">Illinois lawmakers and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois called for an independent review of the hospital</a>他们说的担忧设施突出孩子的更广泛的问题仍在精神病院后释放了Lawmakers also held a hearing in August on the issue.</p> <p>The ACLU said it would return to court next week if DCFS does not respond to a list of demands that included an independent assessment of the hospital and placing a hold on further admissions of DCFS children to the hospital.</p> <p>The children who are there beyond their release dates, the ACLU wrote, “must receive top priority.”</p> <p>We will continue covering the plight of these children如果你有一个故事或文件共享,我渴望听到你的You can reach me at <a href="mailto:duaa.eldeib@manbetx球迷互动.org">duaa.eldeib@manbetx球迷互动.org</a> or on Signal at 312-730-4797.</p> 健康CareIllinois通讯 2018 - 11 - 02 - t09:00:00 + 0 由Duaa Eldeib 国会议员呼吁独立调查后在精神病院manbetx球迷互动伊利诺斯州报告虐待孩子 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-legislators-response-dcfs#152499 星期四,2018年11月01 20:29:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/aurora-chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-legislators-response-dcfs#152499 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/duaa-eldeib">Duaa Eldeib</a> </p> <p>State lawmakers Thursday called for an independent investigation of a Chicago psychiatric hospital, citing <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-federal-investigation">a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois report</a> that found allegations of sexual assault and abuse of children, as well as safety violations related to suicidal patients.</p> <p>In <a href="https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5026638/DCFS-Lakeshore-Letter.pdf">a letter to the head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services</a>, three state lawmakers said they support the recommendation of DCFS’ acting inspector general, Meryl Paniak, to appoint an independent reviewer to go into Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital and examine the agency’s response to incidents there.</p> <p>Separately, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois gave DCFS until the end of the day on Friday to respond to a list of demands that included an independent assessment of the hospitalThe ACLU, which monitors DCFS as part of a federal court consent decree, said it would return to court next week if the agency doesn’t respond satisfactorily.</p> <p>The state’s child welfare agency has investigated 16 allegations of abuse or neglect at the hospital, on Chicago’s North Side, since JanuarySome of the reports involved children who had already been cleared to be released from the hospital but languished there because DCFS could not find them a more appropriate place to go.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois small right"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input id="newsletter-signup-body-416311" class="g-recaptcha" value="Sign Up" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="success_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/thankyou" /> <input type="hidden" name="error_location" 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reiterating the need for an independent investigation and asking DCFS to ensure the process takes no longer than 60 days.</p> <p>“I’m disgusted,” Morrison said“I understand this is a very difficult population, but they deserve to be safe.”</p> <p>The lawmakers agreed the concerns at Lakeshore highlight a broader problem: children who remain in psychiatric hospitals after they are cleared for discharge.</p> <p>“It’s unconscionable,” Steans said“这超出了精神病医院可以控制什么It goes to DCFS not doing its job and not getting placements for those kids.”</p> <p>David Fletcher-Janzen, the hospital’s CEO, said that funding for mental health services in Illinois had been cut dramatically and that many of the issues Lakeshore is grappling with are a byproduct of a “systemic problem of disinvestment in mental health, neonatal, and other social services in Illinois that have resulted in one of the weakest social safety nets in the country.”</p> <p>Hospital officials declined to comment on individual cases.</p> <p>“If the General Assembly decides to move forward with an independent review of Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, we are confident that they will see that we operate at the highest standards,” Fletcher-Janzen added“It is imperative, however, that any review be conducted by a group that is familiar with the unique situation in which Chicago Lakeshore Hospital operates including an intimate understanding of trauma, DCFS, and acute care operational issues.”</p> <p>Paniak said that she didn’t think DCFS was acting with enough urgency, and that it needed to do better.</p> <p>“We all recognize that we need a deeper, more thorough, more objective look at what’s going on there,” Paniak said“It’s the totality of circumstances that raise concerns.”</p> <p>Neil Skene, special assistant to Walker, said he has not had time to review the legislators’ letter but the department has no plans to appoint an independent reviewer.</p> <p>“We will look at the letters from the legislators and we will evaluate the situation in light of the concerns they express and see if there’s a reason to re-evaluate our position,” he said.</p> <p>But at this time, he said, “we haven’t seen a reason to step in yet while the other investigations are still going onWe’d like to see what the outcome is of that before we step in.”</p> <p>He said DCFS has complied with many of Paniak’s recommendations and sends an employee to the hospital every other day to ensure the safety of children thereAll allegations have been investigated, he said, and no new allegations have emerged since the DCFS employee has been at the hospital.</p> <p>The Illinois Department of Public Health in recent months conducted a manbetx贴吧 of inspections at the hospital on behalf of federal regulators该机构指责医院大门和电话连线,造成自杀风险,以及其他违规行为Federal officials threatened to cut off funding if the hospital did not correct the deficiencies.</p> <p>Hospital officials went to court in late September to stop the move, saying they would be forced to close the facility if they lost fundingFederal officials granted the hospital two extensions and said Lakeshore has until the end of November to fix the violations.</p> <p>Harris said he was “shocked” at the extent of the allegations after reading the manbetx球迷互动 Illinois storyHe had supported the hospital when it went to court in September but said at that time he was only aware of the suicide risk violations.</p> <p>“The bottom line now is I want to know what DCFS is doing to protect these kids and oversee what’s going on at the hospital,” Harris said.</p> <p>An independent review, he said, would allow for “the most unbiased” assessment.</p> <p>The ACLU attorneys said they were “outraged” after reading about the reports of sexual assault, abuse and physical attacksThe group had reached out to DCFS last month to inquire about the investigation by federal regulators but were told that “it was all about telephone cords and it was being addressed,” said general counsel Heidi Dalenberg.</p> <p>“When we ask a question about safety at a facility, we expect to receive an honest and fulsome response, and that’s not what we got,” Dalenburg said in an interview“Their response was disingenuous at best.”</p> <p>The ACLU sent DCFS a list of seven steps they demanded the agency take, starting with placing a hold on further admissions of DCFS children to the hospitalThe children who are there beyond their release date “must receive top priority,” they wrote, with a goal of moving them out of the hospital within two weeks.</p> <p>The organization also called for daily unannounced visits, planning so no child remains at the hospital after they have been cleared for discharge and frequent reporting to a court-appointed expert任何孩子在dcf在乎谁可以从医院转移,美国公民自由联盟的律师写道。< / p > 健康CareStuck孩子 2018 - 11 - 01 - t20:29:00 + 0 由Duaa Eldeib 芝加哥Alderman提出控制机票处罚,让成千上万的黑人司机负债 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-tickets-penalties-alderman-gilbert-villegas-proposals#152374 0000年结婚,2018年10月31日22:36:00 + https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-tickets-penalties-alderman-gilbert-villegas-proposals#152374 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/melissa-sanchez">Melissa Sanchez</a>, manbetx球迷互动, and <span class="name">Elliott Ramos</span>, <a href="https://www.wbez.org/">WBEZ</a> </p> <p>A Chicago alderman has proposed a sweeping overhaul of the way the city punishes drivers who can’t afford to pay tickets, calling for an end to late penalties that double the underlying fines and contribute to thousands of bankruptcies filed here each year.</p> <p>The proposed changes would give motorists more time to pay tickets, allow some to perform community service in place of some fines and penalties, and make it easier to get on city payment plans.</p> <p>“Our intent shouldn’t be to bankrupt a family that’s trying to live within the city of Chicago,” Alderman Gilbert Villegas, of the Northwest Side’s 36th Ward, said in an interview after <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5026052-O2018-8115-Vehicle-Debt-001.html">filing the legislation</a> in the Chicago City Council on Wednesday“必须有常识的方法和同情心I mean, this is some people’s modes of transportation for the family, for work, groceries, taking kids to school.”</p> <figure class="image medium right"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181031-chicago-tickets-folo-villegas-wbez-1x1.jpg" width="400" height="400" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181031-chicago-tickets-folo-villegas-wbez-1x1.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181031-chicago-tickets-folo-villegas-wbez-1x1.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181031-chicago-tickets-folo-villegas-wbez-1x1.jpg 1600w" /> <figcaption>Chicago Alderman Gilbert Villegas of the Northwest Side’s 36th Ward <span class="credit">(Andrew Gill/WBEZ)</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Villegas said his proposals — which must be approved by the finance committee before going to the full City Council — were prompted by a <a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/driven-into-debt/chicago-ticket-debt-bankruptcy/">manbetx球迷互动 Illinois investigation in February</a> that showed that unpaid tickets were pushing thousands of mostly black Chicago motorists into bankruptcySince then, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois and WBEZ have worked together on a <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/manbetx贴吧/driven-into-debt">manbetx贴吧 of stories</a> that examine how uneven ticketing practices and increased fines have led to more debt for the city’s poorest residents.</p> <p>More than a half-dozen aldermen signed on as co-sponsors to Villegas’ legislation, including several members of the Progressive Caucus其他市参议员,包括罗德里克·索亚,代表南边的6号病房和头上黑人同盟,说他还没有读过立法,但可能会支持它Sawyer said constituents call him “all the time” to complain about ticket debt; he said he’d like the city to consider some sort of debt reduction or forgiveness program.</p> <p>“This is just making bankruptcy lawyers richIt’s not helping the city or recipients of the tickets,” Sawyer said.</p> <p>The challenge for Villegas and his co-sponsors will be winning support from outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is leaving office after two terms段说,伊曼纽尔的离职提供了一个机会做出重大改变Emanuel, however, wouldn’t take a position on the proposal, saying he hadn’t seen its specifics.</p> <p>“I’m going to look at this ordinance,” Emanuel said“I think we looked at everything appropriately and tried to balance both between encouraging people to do right rather than wrong, [and] on the other hand to accommodate people in the right way.”</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" 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href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-sticker-program-reforms">City Clerk Anna Valencia announced a plan to make modest changes</a> to the city’s vehicle sticker program, which her office runsValencia’s proposal is intended to help low-income motorists meet the city’s sticker requirements and reduce the volume of $200 tickets issued for noncompliance.</p> <p>manbetx球迷互动 Illinois and WBEZ have <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-vehicle-sticker-law-ticket-price-hike-black-drivers-debt">found significant disparities in where those citations are issued</a>, with neighborhoods that are predominantly black getting hit the hardest.</p> <p>One part of Villegas’ legislation would allow motorists who receive sticker tickets to get those citations dismissed after buying a sticker and coming into compliance.</p> <p>Other proposed changes:</p> <ul> <li>Capping late penalties at 10 percent, down from 100 percentThat means a $200 citation for not having a city sticker could eventually grow to $220, instead of $400, though tickets might still accrue collections fees.</li> <li>Cutting in half some fees, including impound fees, for victims of domestic violence or identity theft and for low-income motorists, as long as they perform community service instead.</li> <li>Reducing down payment requirements for motorists who want to enter city payment plans.</li> <li>Donating some unclaimed vehicles towed because of ticket debt to nonprofit organizations that would give them to people in need.</li> </ul> <p>Many of Villegas’ proposals arose from meetings with officials at Community Organizing and Family Issues, or COFI, a Chicago nonprofit that works mostly with low-income women of color and has been advocating for changes to the city’s ticketing and debt collection system for months.</p> <p>In 2016, COFI surveyed families across Illinois to understand how different types of debt affect their lives调查发现许多感觉无望偿还过芝加哥和自动停车交通摄像头的门票The group made a manbetx贴吧 of recommendations to the city in January as <a href="http://www.cofionline.org/COFI/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/COFI-STOP-Report.pdf">part of a broader report</a> called “Stopping the Debt Spiral.”</p> <p>Rosazlia Grillier, who helps lead a COFI organization of parents, said Villegas’ proposals are “absolutely not everything we want, but I think it’s a really great start.”</p> <p>Ticket debt has become <a href="https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-chicago-mayor-tickets-vallas-emanuel-lightfoot-0826-20180824-story.html">an issue in the mayor’s race</a>, as well as other races on the ballotOn Monday, Alderman Ameya Pawar, who represents the North Side’s 47th Ward, announced he was entering the race for city treasurer and said he hoped to use the office to reform ticketing practices.</p> <p>“We need to change the way we pay for services, and that means we have to stop funding government off the backs of the poor and find ways, in fact, to do some debt forgiveness,” Pawar said“That is the first place to start.”</p> <em>The 10 Chicago community areas with the highest rates of ticketing between 2011 and 2015 are all more than 80 percent black<a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-vehicle-sticker-law-ticket-price-hike-black-drivers-debt">View data visualization on mobile browser.</a></em> DebtDriven负债 2018 - 10 - 31 - t22:36:00 + 0 梅丽莎·桑切斯,manbetx球迷互动,拉莫斯和艾略特,美国 芝加哥精神病医院正在火报告虐待儿童的指控 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-federal-investigation#152304 0000年结婚,2018年10月31日17:15:00 + https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-lakeshore-hospital-state-federal-investigation#152304 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/duaa-eldeib">Duaa Eldeib</a> </p> <p>A Chicago psychiatric hospital that treats hundreds of children in state care is under federal and state investigation over safety concerns and alleged sexual assaults, and it may be forced to close if it can’t correct deficiencies.</p> <p>The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has investigated 16 allegations of abuse and neglect this year at the Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital in the city’s Uptown community, including allegations that children were raped and sexually abused by staff and other patients, physically assaulted and inadequately supervised, a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois investigation found.</p> <p>Among those reportedly abused or hurt in the incidents were children who were cleared for discharge from the hospital weeks or months earlierDCFS, however, had failed to find them a place to go — <a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/stuck-kids/illinois-dcfs-children-psychiatric-hospitals-beyond-medical-necessity/">a persistent issue for the troubled agency that manbetx球迷互动 Illinois documented this year.</a></p> <p>In addition to child welfare investigations, the Illinois Department of Public Health has conducted a manbetx贴吧 of inspections on behalf of federal authorities since July that found the hospital had failed to ensure the safety of suicidal patients, obtain consent before giving patients — including children — powerful medications and sufficiently monitor patients.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input id="newsletter-signup-body-374773" class="g-recaptcha" value="Sign Up" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="success_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/thankyou" /> <input type="hidden" name="error_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/error" /> <input type="hidden" name="origin_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/feeds/illinois" /> </form> </aside> <p>Federal authorities have said they will cut off funding that is crucial to the hospital’s operations by the end of November if officials there do not implement immediate changes, according to federal records and court documents.</p> <p>Hospital officials declined to answer specific questions from manbetx球迷互动 Illinois, but the CEO, David Fletcher-Janzen, said in a statement that they have been working with state and federal authorities to fix deficienciesHe said the hospital strives to provide a safe, therapeutic environment for patients.</p> <p>“Chicago Lakeshore Hospital takes every allegation of impropriety very seriously and files reports immediately所有的指控,不管概率,据报道,保持高水平的谨慎和透明度,”Fletcher-Janzen说“Our goal is to improve the lives of these young patients so they can grow to be healthy adults both physically and mentally.”</p> <p>The hospital has come under fire beforeState inspection reports in recent years found that an employee, who was later terminated, repeatedly punched a 26-year-old patient who had hit him; that the hospital failed to ensure a safe setting for a 15-year-old girl who received 18 stitches after cutting herself by breaking off part of a toilet; and that proper precautions were not taken with a patient with a history inappropriate sexual behavior, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.</p> <p>In 2010, DCFS hired consultants from the University of Illinois at Chicago to conduct a review of Lakeshore and found a host of problems, from patients reporting sexual assaults by peers to “lax or inconsistent supervision by staff.” Lakeshore officials disputed the findings at the time, saying the report was “highly subjective” and contained findings “unsupported by the facts.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-met-psych-hospital-rapes-20100921-story.html">The Chicago Tribune</a> revealed in 2010 that children at the hospital had been sexually assaulted.</p> <p>Neil Skene, the special assistant to DCFS Acting Director Beverly “B.J.” Walker, said the agency is focused on making sure children are properly cared for and addressing the issues federal officials have identified.</p> <p>“We are fulfilling our responsibility to oversee the care of youth who are our responsibility,” he said“We believe that the current monitoring bodies will let us know if their concerns rise to a level where we need to stop using the hospital.”</p> <p>Many of the new allegations echo those of the pastIn September, a 7-year-old girl was taken to the emergency room at UIC after she reported that a 12-year-old boy pulled down her pants, sexually assaulted her with his finger and “made her bleed,” according to confidential reports obtained by manbetx球迷互动 Illinois.</p> <p>While at the emergency room, she also reported that a Lakeshore employee had kissed her on the mouth and sexually assaulted her with his finger, and said she was “afraid to go back” to LakeshoreA UIC social worker, records show, expressed concerns about delays in Lakeshore’s reporting and seeking medical care for the girl.</p> <p>That same Lakeshore employee was at the center of another investigation in August一个12岁的女孩报告说,这名男子把她锁大门,抓住了她的衬衫,摸她的乳房When she tried to pull away, she said that he pulled her down onto his lap, squeezed her buttocks and made her sit on his lap and touch his penis.</p> <p>Both girls are in DCFS care该机构说它继续调查所谓的攻击和员工当前的工作而不是在医院Chicago police have also opened an investigation.</p> <p>DCFS found sufficient evidence to support four other complaints this year, including one report in June that an 11-year-old girl sexually acted out toward four girls on her unit, according to agency records.</p> <p>In yet another case, a 17-year-old boy diagnosed with bipolar disorder was left with a bloody mouth and bruising in April after he said two male employees dragged him to his room, where they pinned him down while holding his arms over the bedrail, according to DCFS recordsThe boy said one of the workers threatened to break his arm.</p> <p>He had been admitted to the hospital that day after a suicide attempt, his mother said.</p> <p>“It’s never easy sending your child to the hospital, but the thing that helps you sleep at night is at least you know they’re safe,” the mother said in an interview“但他远非安全He was hurt and scared.”</p> <p>When she arrived at the hospital to visit her son, she said she was horrified at the sight of blood on his lips and mouth and bruises on his face and armShe began looking for another hospital to transfer him to immediately.</p> <p>“I knew I could rescue him from there,” the mother said“但大多数孩子有病房的状态There is no one to rescue them.”</p> <p>Hospital officials did not respond to allegations about individual casesFletcher-Janzen said employees who are subjects of allegations are either suspended or moved to a different building while Lakeshore and DCFS investigate.</p> <p>The child welfare agency continues to send children to the hospital, which serves children and adults in two buildings a few blocks apartNearly half of the 16 investigations have not been substantiated, and the other cases reflect individual incidents rather than a systemic problem, Skene said.</p> <p>“The question for DCFS is whether children are safe there,” Skene said“Nothing that we are seeing gives us concern for their safety.”</p> <p>As of late September, after officials with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notified the hospital it planned to stop making its Medicare payments, 18 children in DCFS care were patients there, including a 4-year-old boy who had been at the hospital for nearly three weeks, according to documents.</p> <p>At least three of those children had already been cleared for discharge but DCFS had not found them other placements, records show<a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/stuck-kids/illinois-dcfs-children-psychiatric-hospitals-beyond-medical-necessity/">manbetx球迷互动 Illinois revealed in June</a> that hundreds of children have spent weeks and even months trapped in psychiatric hospitals as the agency searched for residential treatment centers, foster homes and other placements.</p> <p>DCFS acknowledged the problem and said it was working to find more appropriate homes.</p> <p>The number of DCFS patients at Lakeshore remained at 18 earlier this month; some children, including the 4-year-old, had been released, but others were admitted as federal and state officials continued their inquiries.</p> <p>The investigations alarmed Meryl Paniak, DCFS’ acting inspector general, who in a confidential memo urged Walker to take actionPaniak wrote that she had “significant concerns for the care and safety of the children” at Lakeshore, according to a copy of the memo obtained by manbetx球迷互动 Illinois.</p> <p>Paniak listed steps the agency could take, ranging from immediately planning for alternative placements for the children to sending an official to Lakeshore each day to evaluate the hospital’s progress resolving its problems.</p> <p>DCFS officials complied with nearly all of the recommendations, including the daily inspections and making plans to move childrenBut they have not agreed to one of Paniak’s most sweeping recommendations: bringing in an independent expert to do a comprehensive review of the treatment and mental health services at the hospital.</p> <p>In an interview, Paniak said an independent voice could provide expertise and objectivityShe said she was disappointed by the agency’s decision not to seek an independent review.</p> <p>“I don’t think that the department has done enough to ensure the safety of the kids there,” Paniak said.</p> <p>DCFS relies on Lakeshore to treat children in need of psychiatric hospitalization去年,大约有1100的儿童和青少年患者在医院治疗,41%是在国家保健,从医院根据法庭文件中The majority of the hospital’s revenue comes from Medicaid payments.</p> <p>Lakeshore typically sees more children from DCFS than other area hospitals because it accepts children with the “highest needs and most volatile behaviors (that) other hospitals won’t,” Skene said.</p> <p>The majority of the cases that DCFS substantiated or continues to investigate involve sexual abuse or assault.</p> <p>A 12-year-old boy reported in January that he was fondled by a 17-year-old五其他病人报道青少年试图联系他们不当当员工没有观察,记录显示The 17-year-old was on probation and was sent to juvenile detention following the incidents, according to DCFS documents.</p> <p>In that case, DCFS cited hospital staff for inadequate supervision and wrote that it was unclear “where responsible staff were” when the abuse happened and why a 12-year-old was on the same unit with older teens.</p> <p>Another investigation into allegations of inadequate supervision involved a 16-year-old from Honduras who had come to the U.Sunaccompanied的女孩,变性人在联邦政府的监护权,报道她与另一个病人在医院今年夏天That investigation is ongoing.</p> <p>DCFS also is investigating an allegation by an 8-year-old boy who said one of his roommates climbed on top of him and started “to hump” him and another stood next to his bed while masturbating, records show.</p> <p>One complication in investigating these cases is the lack of video evidenceWhile the hallways contain cameras, the hospital has not provided footage to DCFS investigators on several occasions when asked for it, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois found.</p> <p>Skene said the agency has discussed the issue with the hospital, and the hospital is in the process of replacing its surveillance systemThe installation of the new system in the children’s building is expected to be completed this week, a hospital representative said.</p> <p>“It’s just an awful lot of very serious red flags in a very short period of time,” Charles Golbert, Cook County acting public guardian, said in an interviewHe said children would be better served by an independent review of the hospital instead of separate investigations done by state and federal agencies.</p> <p>He added it’s difficult for DCFS to be objective because it depends on Lakeshore to care for so many of its childrenWithout Lakeshore, he said, the agency has few options for psychiatric treatment.</p> <p>“That’s a conflict of interest,” he said.</p> <p>Last month, Michael Jones, a DCFS senior deputy director, said in court records that “significant challenges and harm” would follow if Lakeshore lost its federal funding and was unable to treat DCFS children, reducing the number of available beds for them by 25 percentHe called the hospital a “community partner and a necessary ally for DCFS and the children we serve.”</p> <p>Jones also said the three other hospitals in Chicago that DCFS primarily uses do not always accept children in the agency’s care and may not be geographically convenient for some patients.</p> <p>But Golbert said there’s another reason other hospitals are reluctant to take some children from DCFS他说,那些孩子有时候会待几周或几个月过去他们的发布日期,因为该机构为他们找不到房子Children who remain locked in psychiatric hospitals for long periods of time may suffer additional emotional harm and sometimes begin mimicking the negative behaviors they are exposed to, including sexual and physical misconduct.</p> <p>The 12-year-old boy who allegedly sexually assaulted the 7-year-old girl at Lakeshore last month had been admitted to the hospital in June and was cleared for discharge three weeks laterBut he remained at the hospital for nearly four more months because DCFS could not find him an appropriate placement.</p> <p>The alleged assault occurred during that timeThe girl he allegedly assaulted was cleared for release at the end of August but did not leave until September, a week after the reported incident.</p> <p>In addition, one of four girls targeted for sexual acts by an 11-year-old girl in June was cleared for discharge in MayShe remained unnecessarily hospitalized for more than three monthsAnd records show the 12-year-old girl who an employee allegedly sexually abused in August had been on a waiting list to go to a residential treatment center for two months.</p> <p>Lakeshore’s most recent regulatory troubles began this summer at its adult building, though documented concerns there go back several yearsIn the last 12 months, at least two people have filed lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Court against the hospital alleging sexual assaults at the adult building, including a woman who said an employee followed her into a bathroom and raped herBoth lawsuits are pending.</p> <p>This year alone, state regulators conducted inspections three times at the hospital, in July, August and this monthDuring the July inspection, public health inspectors faulted the hospital for having doors that posed a suicide riskThey also found that the hospital did not collect samples for a rape kit after a patient alleged she was sexually assaulted, failed to complete required safety checks and did not obtain informed consent from patients before administering psychotropic medications, according to a July 27 report obtained through an open records request.</p> <p>“IDPH is always concerned about the health and safety of patients and when deficiencies are found, we follow-up to make sure they are corrected,” department spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said in an email“In situations where the health and safety of patients are in immediate jeopardy, the hospital is required to eliminate the immediate jeopardy and surveyors stay in the hospital until it does.”</p> <p>When state inspectors returned the next month, they found the hospital had replaced the doors, but they identified additional suicide risks: 15 phones with long metal cords hanging from walls in hallways and dayrooms.</p> <p>“This failure potentially put all 54 patients on suicide precautions, at risk for serious harm,” public health investigators wrote in the August report.</p> <p>About three weeks later, federal authorities issued the notice to terminate Lakeshore’s Medicare participation, effective Sept28.</p> <p>One day before the deadline, Lakeshore attorneys filed an emergency motion in federal court to halt the moveThe attorneys said the hospital serves a unique role as one of the largest behavioral health providers in Illinois, treating more than 5,000 patients a year and routinely accepting children in state custody.</p> <p>The attorneys said the hospital would be forced to close and lay off hundreds of employees if its Medicare and Medicaid payments were ended律师认为医院尽其所能符合自杀预防模糊的指导方针,并经常变化安全的门已经7月订单当核查人员抵达检查后的第二天,一名员工开车去怀俄明门从制造商In addition, they said the phone cords were removed while the inspectors were on site.</p> <p>The hospital already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars before the inspections to remove and replace equipment that posed suicide risks throughout the buildings, according to the hospital’s filings.</p> <p>Hospital officials also took issue with some of the state regulators’ other findings, saying many were related to documentation rather than actual patient harmStill, they submitted a total of three correction plans — the most recent one just days ago — they said would “ensure patients are able to receive care in a safe setting,” according to records.</p> <p>Federal regulators have twice extended the termination deadline, but a threat still looms而医院解决许多违规,更出现在10月检查Patients as young as 14 in the children’s building were given powerful psychotropic medications without informed consent, records show.</p> <p>With Lakeshore still out of compliance, federal authorities have notified hospital officials they are setting a new termination date of Nov30.在这一天,政府将停止偿付医院对医保病人目前还不清楚如果医疗补助支付会受到影响More than 80 percent of the hospital’s patients this year were insured through Medicare or Medicaid, according to court records.</p> <p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which monitors DCFS as part of a federal consent decree, has requested additional information from the agency about the conditions at Lakeshore in light of the ongoing investigations.</p> <p>Claire Stewart, an ACLU attorney, said the group also wants an independent review of the hospitalThe organization is considering legal intervention, she added.</p> <p>“We will do what we need to do to protect the youth in care,” Stewart said“这是一个直接的安全问题和优先考虑的事情。”< / p > 健康CareStuck孩子 2018 - 10 - 31 - t17:15:00 + 0 由Duaa Eldeib Twitter用于感觉一件苦差事现在是一个强大的朋友(有趣)。 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/ask-manbetx球迷互动-illinois-twitter-and-journalists#151942 星期二,2018年10月30日09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/ask-manbetx球迷互动-illinois-twitter-and-journalists#151942 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/melissa-sanchez">Melissa Sanchez</a> </p> <p>At the beginning of the year, <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/how-does-journalism-work-manbetx球迷互动-illinois">we asked manbetx球迷互动 Illinois readers</a> what they wanted to know about how we do our workThoughtful, challenging questions have been rolling in ever since, and we’ve been answering them in an occasional manbetx贴吧 of columnsIn this dispatch, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter Melissa Sanchez answers a question about Twitter from a journalism student in Brazil.</p> <p><strong>How do journalists use Twitter at their jobs? —Diogo Marques</strong></p> <p>Thanks for such a great question回来当我开始我自己的Twitter账户2011年8月,作为El新先驱报》的记者在迈阿密,Twitter的感觉就像一个麻烦,这事我们应该用来吸引读者或建立我们的品牌故事我偶尔会推从马拉松城市委员会会议覆盖或post到我喜欢的文章的链接But it didn’t feel like it naturally fit into my job.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input id="newsletter-signup-body-906717" class="g-recaptcha" value="Sign Up" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="success_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/thankyou" /> <input type="hidden" name="error_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/error" /> <input type="hidden" name="origin_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/feeds/illinois" /> </form> </aside> <p>Boy, how things have changedFor many journalists, Twitter has become a powerful reporting tool for crowdsourcing ideas and tips, a platform to tell stories in new ways, and a place to engage with readers and one another.</p> <p>One journalist whose Twitter feed I particularly admire is The Washington Post’s <a href="https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold">David Fahrenthold</a>在2016年总统竞选期间,他利用社交媒体平台,分享他的报告开支由唐纳德·特朗普的基础而不是担心越来越盛,他公开给任何人看,并要求他的追随者们帮助他提前报告他很快就有一个“虚拟军队”的报告助手,包括佛罗里达妇女帮他找到了一个王牌的画像,特朗普购买通过基金会通过扫描通过网上的照片胜过高尔夫度假村If you haven’t already, check out this incredible <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/david-fahrenthold-tells-the-behind-the-scenes-story-of-his-year-covering-trump/2016/12/27/299047c4-b510-11e6-b8df-600bd9d38a02_story.html?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.757db95ba4c3">essay he wrote</a> about what it was like covering Trump that year.</p> <p>At manbetx球迷互动, we use Twitter in a variety of ways我们把它和其他社交媒体平台让人们知道他们最好能来我们的信息We’ve done that while reporting on manbetx英文名 ranging from <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动/status/1012392316395454464">shelters for immigrant children</a> to <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动/status/951221221168963585">maternal mortality</a>.</p> <figure class="tweet large left"> <center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">9/ Are you a current or former employee of a facility? <br><br>Do you have more information or know of a location that we’ve missed all together? <br><br>Or have you been detained there? <a href="https://t.co/fKTK9hOTQT">https://t.co/fKTK9hOTQT</a> <a href="https://t.co/UmY68kkTtG">pic.twitter.com/UmY68kkTtG</a></p>&mdash; manbetx球迷互动 (@manbetx球迷互动) <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动/status/1012392316395454464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> </figure> <p>We also write “threads” of tweets based on our reporting, to promote stories, highlight specific pieces we think are important and even serve as stories themselvesFor example, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois published <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动IL/status/917795028352761858">an 18-tweet thread</a> on how Chicago gets its guns to accompany our first investigation when we launched last fallThe thread showcased images of a letter written by a man convicted after illegally selling guns, court documents and photos — in addition to providing an overview <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/how-chicago-gets-its-guns">of the story by my colleague Mick Dumke</a>.</p> <figure class="tweet large left"> <center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">3/ Just read this letter written by a Chicago man convicted after illegally selling guns(He mailed it to our reporter <a href="https://twitter.com/mickeyd1971?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mickeyd1971</a>): <a href="https://t.co/8hz3FiMO3w">pic.twitter.com/8hz3FiMO3w</a></p>&mdash; manbetx球迷互动 Illinois (@manbetx球迷互动IL) <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动IL/status/917795247219978240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 10, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> </figure> <p>Just like our stories, this thread was edited before it was publishedThat’s because we see these longer threads as self-contained stories of sorts that need to be vetted for accuracy and fairness.</p> <p>Sometimes, the threads tell stories we don’t publish elsewhereBefore we had even launched, we’d published <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动il/status/913202169423253504?lang=en">our very first thread</a> after realizing that we had disciplinary information on a Chicago police officer whose Facebook posts had drawn scrutiny该线程,由我的同事乔迪•SCohen, Logan Jaffe and Sandhya Kambhampati, became a critical moment in our tiny shop’s embryonic stage; we learned we could add value and context to the daily news cycle without doing a traditional story, and that Twitter could be a new and powerful friend.</p> <figure class="image small right"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181030-ask-ppil-tweetdeck-full-b.jpg" width="400" height="811" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181030-ask-ppil-tweetdeck-full-b.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181030-ask-ppil-tweetdeck-full-b.jpg 800w" /> <figcaption>A search column on TweetDeck. </figcaption> </figure> <p>In my own reporting, I now use Twitter to keep tabs on what people are saying about issues I’m covering, and to connect with them要做到这一点,我登录通过TweetDeck,一个接口,允许你做更多有趣的事情在推特上,包括创建的“列”微博基于特定的搜索词For my ongoing reporting on Chicago parking tickets and debt, for example, I have a column that pulls up tweets that mention the words “city sticker” and “chicago.”</p> <p>If I see some interesting chatter, I might reply or send a message to people asking if they want to talkI’ve found sources this way — and story ideas.</p> <p>On a more regular basis, journalists use Twitter to stay on top of the headlines or post real-time updates on important meetings or events they’re covering记者的审判Jason Van Dyke芝加哥警官最近被判二级谋杀杀害17岁Laquan麦当劳,在推特上不断从法庭Their short dispatches helped the rest of us keep up with the often dramatic testimony as if we were there, too.</p> <figure class="tweet large left"> <center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jason Van Dyke&#39;s attorney said his daughter&#39;s classmates were asking which student was Van Dyke&#39;s daughter so they could attack her&quot;So, yeah, I think it&#39;s a threat,&quot; lawyer Daniel Herbert said.</p>&mdash; Stacy StClair (@StacyStClair) <a href="https://twitter.com/StacyStClair/status/1048224959397601280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> </figure> <p>I don’t want to leave the impression that everything about Twitter is great远非如此Twitter就像是一个回音室,记者,政策制定者、流行歌星和俄罗斯巨魔听到自己说话Twitter also subjects some reporters to harassment and a level of toxic energy that New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/sunday-review/maggie-haberman-twitter-donald-trump.html">has described</a> as “the only platform on which people feel free to say things they’d never say to someone’s face.” She got so frustrated with the vitriol, she had to take a break from the medium.</p> <p>What’s more, most people, like my brother who works in construction and my elderly neighbor from Ecuador, don’t pay attention to itAnd though I love and use Twitter, what brings me more joy and rewards as a reporter is interactions with people in the real world.</p> <p>We’re all figuring this out as we go along我想结束这快乐的一面,因为事实是,尽管有缺点,Twitter也可以很有趣Recently, some journalists in Detroit discovered a new use for Twitter: Getting manbetx球迷互动 to send them pizza.</p> <figure class="tweet large left"> <center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;ll be there in 60-70 minutesPlease tip.</p>&mdash; manbetx球迷互动 (@manbetx球迷互动) <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动/status/1044307556196380683?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> </figure> 伊利诺斯州问manbetx球迷互动 2018 - 10 - 30 - t09:00:00 + 0 by Melissa Sanchez 我们从让一位母亲和她的儿子讲述自己的故事 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/what-we-learned-uic-journal-storytelling-jodi-s-cohen-logan-jaffe-manbetx球迷互动-illinois#151949 星期五,2018年10月26日09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/what-we-learned-uic-journal-storytelling-jodi-s-cohen-logan-jaffe-manbetx球迷互动-illinois#151949 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/logan-jaffe">Logan Jaffe</a> and <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/jodi-cohen">Jodi SCohen</a> </p> <p>This week, <a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/uic-journal/university-of-illinois-at-chicago-clinical-trial-bipolar-children-pavuluri-lithium/">we published a story</a> we wrote less than half ofMost of it was written eight years ago, by a mother whose then 10-year-old son was going through a clinical drug trial at the University of Illinois at Chicago that tested lithium on children with bipolar disorder.</p> <p><a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/university-of-illinois-chicago-mani-pavuluri-3-million-research-breakdown">After we reported in April</a> that DrMani Pavuluri, a former UIC psychiatrist who oversaw several federally funded studies, had violated research rules, failed to alert parents of risks and falsified data to cover up misconduct, we realized there was still an important part of the story missing: What happened to the children who had participated in Pavuluri’s studies? Pavuluri has said she treated each of her patients and research subjects with care, while UIC has said it enforces the highest standards of integrity in its research studies.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input id="newsletter-signup-body-522836" class="g-recaptcha" value="Sign Up" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="success_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/thankyou" /> <input type="hidden" name="error_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/error" /> <input type="hidden" name="origin_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/feeds/illinois" /> </form> </aside> <p>We put out a call for people to tell us what they know我们听到来自至少十几个家庭的父母伸出排成直线,他告诉我们一个研究对威尔逊她的儿子和她的家人造成毁灭性的影响What’s more, she said she had kept an online journal throughout the family’s experience.</p> <p>We, as reporters, decided to mostly get out of the way and publish Aline’s journal with her permission当然,我们仍然做你期望的所有报告,得到文件,提出正确的问题,确认事实,建立信任与来源,但我们希望她能告诉她自己的故事We also asked her and her son, now 18, to annotate the text with their reflections today.</p> <p>Here’s a sample:</p> <figure class="embed large left"> <img alt="" src="https://manbetx球迷互动.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/story/20181025-ppil-newsletter-uic-journal.gif" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Story design and production by Rob Weychert/manbetx球迷互动</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>The format is unusual, and for this newsletter, we’re taking the opportunity to ask each other questions about how we each came to the story and how we worked together.</p> <p><strong>Logan: Jodi, you come from a “traditional” journalism backgroundHow is this story different from other stories you’ve worked on? What boundaries did it push for you as a journalist?</strong></p> <p>Jodi: I wanted readers to have the same experience I had when reading the mother’s journal for the first time, so our goal was for it to stand on its own as much as possible我们不得不写一些材料来为读者提供上下文,但这是一个挑战阻碍写信而不是强调家庭的声音表示是独一无二的,和家人照片、视频和音频——像一个剪贴簿而不是传统的报价,他们的评论和注释直接绑定到《华尔街日报》I had to think more visually, more conversationally.</p> <p>The family was very much part of the process, so it was more collaborative than a typical story我去了他们的房子也许6倍这个故事是围绕着母亲的照片和文字,所以我们决定,重要的是,她看我们是如何呈现That’s atypical.</p> <p>While the story still relied on fundamental journalism techniques, it also depended on the family’s courage and willingness to open up their lifeOther than asking us to protect their privacy by using their middle names, they didn’t request that anything else be excluded or changed.</p> <p>We spent days in a conference room doing what looked like an art project我们记录我们的采访、剪刀、便利贴、磁带和大的纸张我们贴在房间里的纸张,裁剪,录音日记,把旁边的注释We “wrote” much of the story that way.</p> <p><strong>Jodi: Logan, as a reporter who specializes in engagement, you had the idea to ask readers of our first story to contact us if they or their family members had been patients of the lead psychiatrist, Pavuluri, or her research subjectsWhy did you think it was important to hear from them? Was the outcome what you expected?</strong></p> <figure class="image medium right"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181026-uic-story-logan-jaffe-working.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181026-uic-story-logan-jaffe-working.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181026-uic-story-logan-jaffe-working.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181026-uic-story-logan-jaffe-working.jpg 1600w" /> <figcaption>Engagement reporter Logan Jaffe (pictured) and reporter Jodi SCohen spent many days in a conference room prototyping the story format before it became a digital presentation. <span class="credit">(Jodi SCohen/manbetx球迷互动 Illinois)</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Logan: The intention was to hear from the people most affected by the UIC research因为隐私规则,没有大学会给我们的信息或记录显示参与者的影响即使那样,记录通常只提供一瞥到什么是一个人的生活经验In your previous reporting, you were able to show the wrongdoing and misconduct by both Pavuluri and the university, but there remained the question of how the trials impacted and potentially harmed participants.</p> <p>Since there was a relatively small number of participants and family members who could respond, I expected it’d be difficult for the story to find those people, and more so to get them to actually reach out and share their stories with usSo when we got the email from the mother who told us her son participated in the trials <em>and</em> that she kept a journal during through it all, that was really a gold mine, and unexpected.</p> <p>The university may not have given us documents about participants, but we ended up with a different kind of document — a journalWhat the family wrote about itself is more true to their experience than anything we could write, and more than any record would tell us.</p> <p><strong>Logan: What did you learn from approaching a story in this way — through deeply collaborating with a source who first connected with us, in part, because of our callout?</strong></p> <p>Jodi: I learned the value of asking readers to get involved in the reporting我们可以只希望家庭我们公布初步调查后与我们联系Instead, we specifically asked them to contact us, in part through sharing <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1485JYL-4bwQ_BeoQmIiswrUwa3LqTr_I/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank">this graphic</a>:</p> <figure class="image large left"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20180427-uic-story-callout-1200x630.jpg" width="400" height="210" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20180427-uic-story-callout-1200x630.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20180427-uic-story-callout-1200x630.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20180427-uic-story-callout-1200x630.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20180427-uic-story-callout-1200x630.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <p>It felt like a longshot但是我们收到十几个父母的孩子被病人和研究对象虽然这个故事讲的是只有一个人,所有的故事帮助塑造我们的报道的方向Would they have reached out if we didn’t include the callout? MaybeBut I believe the specific ask made the difference.</p> <p><strong>Jodi: You talk a lot about the importance of building community and reporting with communitiesWhat did you learn from this experience?</strong></p> <p>Logan: I think, for this story, we didn’t necessarily build or report with a community, but with an individual who has been searching for a community of her own.</p> <p>In her journal, the mother writes of feeling alone, of being without a community: “I know there are other families out there dealing with the same things but I do not know how to find them我感到非常孤独没有一个转向,问我们现在怎么办...”</p> <p>Remembering that feeling of aloneness is partly what motivated her to share her journal with us当我们问母亲写最后一个分录,她不仅提供资源,但也证明给别人类似的斗争,因为他们并不孤单:“这将是一个祝福我帮助别人也面临类似的情况我希望我的故事提供了一些希望,你,也会克服的挑战I want this to be the story for other families that I was looking for 8 years ago.”</p> <p>By listening to and collaborating so closely with a single individual, and by allowing her and her family to speak for themselves through our platform, we may be helping communities find each other.</p> 健康CareIllinois通讯 2018 - 10 - 26 t09:00:00 + 0 by Logan Jaffe and Jodi S科恩 “我们将继续争取他。” https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/uic-journal/university-of-illinois-at-chicago-clinical-trial-bipolar-children-pavuluri-lithium#152113 星期四,2018年10月25日09:00:00 + 0000 https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/uic-journal/university-of-illinois-at-chicago-clinical-trial-bipolar-children-pavuluri-lithium#152113 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/jodi-cohen">Jodi SCohen</a> and <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/logan-jaffe">Logan Jaffe</a> </p> 卫生保健 2018 - 10 - 25 - t09:00:00 + 0 在乔迪-年代科恩和洛根Jaffe 芝加哥城市汽车贴纸项目职员呼吁改革 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-sticker-program-reforms#151936 星期二,2018年10月23日21:32:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-sticker-program-reforms#151936 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/melissa-sanchez">Melissa Sanchez</a>, manbetx球迷互动, and <span class="name">Elliott Ramos</span>, <a href="https://www.wbez.org/">WBEZ</a> </p> <p>City Clerk Anna Valencia on Tuesday called for changes to Chicago’s vehicle sticker program to help low-income drivers, saying that “what has been done in the past hasn’t worked for all Chicagoans.”</p> <p>Valencia’s proposals, while modest, aim to make it easier for motorists to comply with the city’s sticker requirements and avoid the costly tickets that come with being in violation — an initial $200 citation, that can rise to $488 with late penaltiesThe city issues more than 200,000 of the citations each year, and the debt from them has contributed to thousands of bankruptcies.</p> <p>The proposals include a payment plan, of sorts, that would allow drivers to buy stickers for four-month periods at prorated prices; a limited program to waive late penalties; and a campaign to educate the public about the city’s sticker requirements.</p> <p>“We want to help people come into compliance before they even get tickets,” Valencia told the Chicago City Council’s budget committee“I’d rather do something than nothing to get people into compliance.”</p> <figure class="image medium right"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181023-chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-3x2.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181023-chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-3x2.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181023-chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-3x2.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181023-chicago-city-clerk-anna-valencia-3x2.jpg 1600w" /> <figcaption>Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia <span class="credit">(Elliott Ramos/WBEZ Chicago)</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Valencia said her proposals were triggered <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-vehicle-sticker-law-ticket-price-hike-black-drivers-debt">by a joint manbetx球迷互动 Illinois and WBEZ investigation this year</a> that revealed how a 2011 decision to raise the cost of sticker citations from $120 to $200 led to more debt for drivers — but not much more revenue for the cash-strapped cityThat investigation found black neighborhoods were hit with sticker tickets at a higher rate, per household, than other parts of the city.</p> <p>A sticker costs between $88 and $139 a year, depending on a vehicle’s weight职员的办公室评估60美元的罚款和回溯贴纸买晚了所以他们不持续一整年Valencia’s plan would eliminate the late penalty and the practice of backdating stickers during a one-month “amnesty” period.</p> <p>Revenue from sticker sales is supposed to fund road maintenance.</p> <p><a href="https://features.manbetx球迷互动.org/driven-into-debt/chicago-ticket-debt-bankruptcy/">manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reported</a> in February that ticket debt sends thousands of drivers — disproportionately from low-income and black neighborhoods — into Chapter 13 bankruptcy to prevent their vehicles from getting booted by the city and <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-license-suspensions">having their licenses suspended</a>Ticket debt is a factor in about half the Chapter 13 bankruptcies filed in the Northern District of Illinois, making Chicago the nation’s capital for this type of consumer bankruptcy.</p> <p>Valencia’s proposal, if approved by aldermen as part of the 2019 city budget, would go into effect sometime next yearAccording to the clerk’s office, upgrading technology to allow four-month stickers would cost about $125,000.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input id="newsletter-signup-body-501215" class="g-recaptcha" value="Sign Up" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="success_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/thankyou" /> <input type="hidden" name="error_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/error" /> <input type="hidden" name="origin_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/feeds/illinois" /> </form> </aside> <p>A spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel was unavailable for comment and referred questions to the city’s Finance DepartmentIn a statement, department spokeswoman Kristen Cabanban said, “We appreciate the Clerk’s thoughtful approach and are looking forward to working with her staff on the details of the program.”</p> <p>Alderman Scott Waguespack, who represents the North Side’s 32nd Ward and leads the council’s Progressive Caucus, said the proposed reforms don’t go far enoughHe suggested the city simply lower the cost of stickers for low-income drivers and reduce late penalties.</p> <p>“We have to look at ways to start forgiving [ticket] debt and just clean the slate here with a lot of people,” he said“Too many people are going into bankruptcy, by the thousands, and then they can’t contribute to Chicago in any other way.”</p> <p>Lauren Nolan, director of research at the Woodstock Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit that <a href="https://www.woodstockinst.org/news/press-release/chicago-vehicle-ticketing-unfairly-burdens-low-income-and-minority-communities/">released a report on disparities in ticketing</a> this summer, called Valencia’s proposals a “step in the right direction.”</p> <p>“We are thrilled the city clerk is picking up this issue and thinking of creative, outside-the-box ways to address the negative impact of fees and fines in our communities,” Nolan said“A lot more still needs to be done, though.”</p> <p>Nolan called on the city to “audit its ticketing practices, address the disparate impacts on low-impact communities and communities of color, and address the fact that residents are still being pushed into debt over these tickets.”</p> <p>Valencia said her staff is planning to study the impact of fines and fees that originate from the clerk’s officeShe acknowledges, though, that “this is not the whole solution.”</p> <p>The proposed reforms would launch as a two-year pilot program, and Valencia’s staff would analyze whether the reforms are “making the impact we hope it will beSuccess to us is less tickets for people.”</p> <em>The 10 Chicago community areas with the highest rates of ticketing between 2011 and 2015 are all more than 80 percent black<a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/chicago-vehicle-sticker-law-ticket-price-hike-black-drivers-debt">View data visualization on mobile browser.</a></em> DebtDriven负债 2018-10-23T21:32:00+00:00 梅丽莎·桑切斯,manbetx球迷互动,拉莫斯和艾略特,美国 探索在数以百计的伊利诺斯州的学校和地区种族差异 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/miseducation-app-illinois-schools-racial-disparities#151647 星期五,2018年10月19日09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/miseducation-app-illinois-schools-racial-disparities#151647 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/david-eads">David Eads</a> </p> <p>This week, manbetx球迷互动 launched <a href="https://projects.manbetx球迷互动.org/miseducation/">“Miseducation,”</a> an interactive database where you can search, examine and compare racial disparities in thousands of schools and school districts across the United States该工具——基于数据来自美国Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection program — measures these disparities in four ways: enrollment in advanced classes, student discipline, gaps in academic achievement and level of segregation at the district and state level</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input id="newsletter-signup-body-506124" class="g-recaptcha" value="Sign Up" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="success_location" value="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/forms/thankyou" /> <input type="hidden" name="error_location" 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Do you know more about factors that could explain what you see? Send us <a href="mailto:illinois@manbetx球迷互动.org">an email</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/manbetx球迷互动il">tweet at us</a>.</p> <h3>1在全国范围内,黑人学生更有可能比其他种族的孩子自律Illinois follows this pattern.</h3> <p>In most of the country, black students are overrepresented in discipline (defined as an out-of-school suspension)That goes for Illinois, too, as you can see on <a href="https://projects.manbetx球迷互动.org/miseducation/state/IL/table?direction=desc&amp;race=black&amp;sort=risk_ratio_white_black_suspended">this page</a>.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-illinois-3x2.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-illinois-3x2.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181019-miseducation-illinois-3x2.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181019-miseducation-illinois-3x2.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181019-miseducation-illinois-3x2.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <p>In 312 of the 326 Illinois school districts where disparities could be calculated, black students were at least twice as likely to be disciplined as white students在59区,黑人学生纪律超过10倍只有五个地区,不到1200名学生代表一起,为黑人学生纪律利率相当于或低于白人学生</p> <p>Discipline is particularly worth your attention because it’s a clear-cut metric芝加哥的研究人员发现,当减少纪律,< a href = " https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2018/03/13/when-chicago-cut-down-on-suspensions-students-saw-test-scores-and-attendance-rise-study-finds/ " >出席玫瑰和测试性能改进的< / >在黑人学生Disparities in discipline often have a significant effect on educational attainment and outcomes.</p> <h3>2Hispanic students in Illinois are underrepresented in Advanced Placement classes, except in Chicago.</h3> <p>In <a href="https://projects.manbetx球迷互动.org/miseducation/district/1709930">Chicago Public Schools</a>, 46 percent of Hispanic students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, which can give students college credit相同比例的西班牙裔学生在整个学区在芝加哥,这是一个不同的故事许多地区和拉美裔学生看到一个小得多的比例的学生参加高级课程</p> <p>Take suburban <a href="https://projects.manbetx球迷互动.org/miseducation/district/1705050">Barrington Community School District</a>, which serves one of the wealthiest areas in the country在巴林顿,拉美裔学生占人口的18%,但表示5%的学生至少有一个美联社类Hispanic students are, on average, at least three grade levels behind their white counterparts and 2.3 times as likely to be suspended.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>Barrington</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-barrington-demographics-1-full.jpg" width="400" height="190" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-barrington-demographics-1-full.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181019-barrington-demographics-1-full.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181019-barrington-demographics-1-full.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181019-barrington-demographics-1-full.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>Chicago</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-cps-demographics-1-full.jpg" width="400" height="168" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-cps-demographics-1-full.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181019-miseducation-cps-demographics-1-full.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181019-miseducation-cps-demographics-1-full.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181019-miseducation-cps-demographics-1-full.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <h3>3性能和学科差异在各个学校在芝加哥很低,但整个地区高Why? Segregation.</h3> <p>If you explore individual Chicago schools in the app, you’ll see that most schools are made up largely of one raceTake <a href="https://projects.manbetx球迷互动.org/miseducation/school/170993001061">Phillips Academy High School</a>, in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood我们的应用程序显示菲利普斯的97%是黑人不出所料,所有的学生在菲利普斯跳级类是黑色的In this way, Phillips isn’t so different from <a href="https://projects.manbetx球迷互动.org/miseducation/school/170993000722">Juarez Community Academy</a>Juarez is 94 percent Hispanic, and Hispanic students make up 93 percent of AP class enrollment.</p> <p>In Chicago, the disparities are <em>between</em> schools这是部分原因是芝加哥< a href = " http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/The-312/September-2012/Chicagoland-Schools-For-Blacks-the-Most-Segregated-in-the-Country/ " >的大多数种族隔离的学校系统< / >Juarez Community Academy suspends 9 percent of all students, while Phillips suspends 39 percent.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>Juarez Community Academy (left) and Phillips Academy High School</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-juarez-and-phillips-sidebyside-full.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-juarez-and-phillips-sidebyside-full.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181019-miseducation-juarez-and-phillips-sidebyside-full.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181019-miseducation-juarez-and-phillips-sidebyside-full.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181019-miseducation-juarez-and-phillips-sidebyside-full.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <p>To understand those disparities, you have to look at it on a larger scale: the districtAt the district level, the systemwide disparities come into focus.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-chi-details-full.jpg" width="400" height="558" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181019-miseducation-chi-details-full.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181019-miseducation-chi-details-full.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181019-miseducation-chi-details-full.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181019-miseducation-chi-details-full.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <h3>We want you ..to use our app!</h3> <p>Our “Miseducation” tool includes nearly 100,000 schools and more than 17,000 districts nationally, and 4,081 schools and 935 districts in IllinoisThere’s a lot more to learn about racial disparities in Illinois education aside from the three takeaways I mentionedThat’s why we hope you’ll use the app to explore the schools in your community and tell us what you find在未来的几周内,我们将添加更多Illinois-specific学校数据提供更深入的了解学校So keep checking back.</p> <p>Again, tell us: Does the data collected by the Department of Education ring true to your experience? What else should we know about factors that could explain what you see? Do you know about Illinois education data and have ideas about what we could show that would be meaningful and impactful? <a href="mailto:illinois@manbetx球迷互动.org">Let us know!</a></p> EducationIllinois通讯 2018 - 10 - 19 t09:00:00 + 0 由大卫Eads 在伊利诺斯州州长竞选,Rauner和普利兹克看到一个明确的需要承诺的透明度 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-governors-race-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker-foia-transparency#151763 星期四,2018年10月18日09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-governors-race-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker-foia-transparency#151763 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/mick-dumke">Mick Dumke</a> </p> <p>Since he first entered politics as a candidate five years ago, Illinois GovBruce Rauner has pledged his commitment to open government.</p> <p>As he put it during a debate last week with challenger J.BPritzker before the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board: “Transparency is great.”</p> <p>As he fights for re-election, making the declaration is a great move on Rauner’s part — and an easy oneVoters are demanding more and more information about what their governments are doing with their tax money, and every candidate at every level is wise to speak in favor of sharing it with them.</p> <p>But what Rauner means when he vows to be transparent isn’t so clear, given his administration’s habit of fighting against the release of informationThe governor’s office won’t even disclose how often it blocks the release of records sought by the public.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" 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office wouldn’t provide me records showing whether it granted or denied the requests, arguing it wasn’t obligated to under the law.</p> <p>“Please also be advised that the Governor’s Office is not required to answer questions or generate new records in response to a FOIA request,” one of the governor’s attorneys wrote in a letter.</p> <p>In other words, Rauner’s lawyer was arguing that his office didn’t have to reveal how it responded to FOIA requests because it doesn’t have those records on handThat means the governor’s office kept a detailed log of every FOIA request it received, who made it, what it was for and when a response was due — but claimed it didn’t track whether the office ever provided the information or complied with the law.</p> <p>Either the office isn’t being transparent or it’s not keeping good records.</p> <p>Even so, the response to my request was more forthcoming than what another Chicagoan, Sarah Jackson, got last year when she asked the governor’s office for a FOIA log: nothing at allThe office never responded to her, according to a summary of the case by the office of <a href="http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/">Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s public access counselor</a>, which handles FOIA disputes.</p> <p>When Rauner’s office didn’t acknowledge her request within two weeks, Jackson notified the PAC, which tried to find out what had happened但Rauner办公室没有回复这些咨询In December, the PAC issued a binding opinion ordering Rauner’s office to produce the log.</p> <p>Jackson’s FOIA request was one of more than 40 appealed to the PAC from January 2017 through this June after Rauner’s office denied them, records from the attorney general show除了杰克逊的情况下,PAC三次裁定州长办公室违反了《信息自由法》至少16次,州长办公室回应或与请求者达成协议后,PAC介入大多数的其他情况下因管理原因The PAC determined Rauner’s office had acted properly in just one of the disputes.</p> <p>As <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-foia-public-records-open-meetings-laws-attorney-general-lisa-madigan">I found in a recent investigation</a>, the PAC’s office is backlogged with FOIA appeals that often take months or even years to resolveOne of the reasons it gets so many cases is that public bodies around the state resist such requests.</p> <p>Ann Spillane, the attorney general’s chief of staff, said the obfuscation starts with Rauner.</p> <p>“We have a governor of Illinois who actively tries to undermine the FOIA,” she said.</p> <p>But Patty Schuh, a spokeswoman for Rauner, said his administration remains committed to transparency and devotes considerable resources to complying with the law.</p> <p>“Our teams spend hundreds of hours each week reviewing documents to respond to FOIA requests as completely as possible and in a timely manner,” she wrote in an email“我们已经产生了成千上万页的响应文件In addition, the volume produced by individual state agencies under the Administration could number in the millions.”</p> <p>Schuh described an office barraged with FOIA requests, including many that take long hours to processShe said the governor would be willing to work on “improvements” to the law, which was first passed in the 1980s.</p> <p>“The law doesn’t adequately account for the current reality that some government bodies, including our office, add hundreds of thousands of emails each year to their records, if not millions,” Schuh said.</p> <p>But Rauner wasn’t very sympathetic to the burden the law placed on his predecessor, Pat Quinn, portraying him four years ago as a product of the secretive Democratic machineHe promised to bring a new level of openness to state government if elected.</p> <p>After taking office in 2015, though, Rauner’s administration began arguing that it was exempt from many FOIA requests, including for basic records such as his daily meeting schedulesIn September of that year, the PAC ruled against the governor, concluding his calendars were indeed public records.</p> <p>His office then stopped naming the people he met with, instead using only their initials on the calendars.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg" width="400" height="354" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Susie Cagle, special to manbetx球迷互动 Illinois</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Rauner also repeatedly fought to keep state officials’ emails secretLast week, the PAC issued another binding opinion that said the emails are public records and releasing them doesn’t place an undue burden on the office.</p> <p>Much as Rauner once went after Quinn, Pritzker has spent the last year hammering Rauner for concealing key decisions and scandals within his administration.</p> <p>During the Sun-Times debate, for example, Pritzker accused Rauner of flouting FOIA by redacting <a href="https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/rauners-office-contributed-to-delay-in-quincy-legionnaires-notice/99989d83-5e4e-47b6-929a-4057eb0a5040">emails that reporters sought</a> while investigating a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy.</p> <p>“They were blacked out because he didn’t want to let people know what was going on, which was an effort to cover their butts, to make sure that they weren’t held accountable,” Pritzker charged.</p> <p>Rauner denied any wrongdoingInstead, he attacked Pritzker for not revealing details of his tax plan, and for getting his own tax breaks after removing toilets at his Gold Coast mansion.</p> <p>The governor had a point: Neither move was a model of transparency.</p> <p>Jason Rubin, a spokesman for Pritzker, told me the Democrat will “ensure his administration works in good faith to improve public access to information across all executive agencies,” such as making more data and records available, presumably without the need for FOIA requestsIn contrast, Rubin said, “Bruce Rauner has routinely shirked ethics and transparency as governor.”</p> <p>Yet this week the rivals revealed similar notions about openness, and especially its limits每个发布的税收记录显示去年超过5000万美元的收入Each declined to let the public see schedules or attachments showing deductions and other financial details, though <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-met-illinois-governor-secrecy-rauner-pritzker-20181010-story.html">news reports have found</a> they each have networks of investments that extend to offshore tax shelters.</p> <p>Some claims of transparency are easy to see through.</p> PoliticsPolitic-IL内幕 2018 - 10 - 18岁t09:00:00 + 0 由米克Dumke manbetx球迷互动伊利诺斯州赢得第三2018年Ruderman基金会奖卓越在报道残疾 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/atmanbetx球迷互动/manbetx球迷互动-illinois-third-place-2018-ruderman-foundation-awards-for-excellence-in-reporting-on-disability#151625 星期一,2018年10月15日21:15:39 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/atmanbetx球迷互动/manbetx球迷互动-illinois-third-place-2018-ruderman-foundation-awards-for-excellence-in-reporting-on-disability#151625 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/manbetx球迷互动">manbetx球迷互动</a> </p> <p>The National Center on Disability and Journalism announced that the manbetx球迷互动 Illinois project <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/manbetx贴吧/stuck-kids">“Stuck Kids”</a> won third place in the 2018 Ruderman Foundation Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.</p> <p>Led by reporter <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/duaa-eldeib">Duaa Eldeib</a>, “Stuck Kids” revealed that hundreds of children in state care are held each year in psychiatric hospitals for weeks or months at a time, even after they have been cleared to leave, because the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) cannot find them a more appropriate home从2015年到2017年,21%的总时间贴现儿童和青少年花在精神病院不是医学上必要的manbetx球迷互动 Illinois data reporter <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/sandhya-kambhampati">Sandhya Kambhampati</a>, web producer <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/vignesh-ramachandran">Vignesh Ramachandran</a> and news applications developer <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/david-eads">David Eads</a> also contributed to the project, which was published in partnership with The Atlantic.</p> <p>In response to the story, state lawmakers <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-dcfs-legislative-hearing">called for a public hearing</a>And, in an extremely rare move, a federal judge is considering the appointment of an <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-dcfs-independent-monitor-federal-judge-aclu">independent monitor</a> to gather data and require DCFS to put into place a plan to address the problem.</p> <p>The third-place honor comes with a $1,000 prize, to be presented at a fall ceremony in Washington< a href = " http://ncdj.org/ " >赢家的完整列表可以在这里< / >。< / p > 被困的孩子 2018 - 10 - 15 - t21:15:39 + 0 由manbetx球迷互动 这是我们的生日 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/manbetx球迷互动-illinois-one-year-birthday-2018#151467 星期五,2018年10月12日09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/manbetx球迷互动-illinois-one-year-birthday-2018#151467 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/louise-kiernan">Louise Kiernan</a> </p> <p>This week, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois marked its first birthday当然,还有蛋糕And our newly invented signature cocktail, the Prairie manbetx球迷互动n.</p> <p>But mostly there was pride in what we’ve been able to accomplish in a year and a great sense of purpose and excitement for what comes next.</p> <p>In 12 months, with five reporters on our 12-member editorial staff, we have published 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immigrant children, lawmakers demanded access to the facilities.</p> <p>As we enter our second year, we’re determined to produce even more journalism that makes a difference and to expand our reach into communities around the state我们刚刚开始但是,作为一个非盈利新闻编辑室,我们依靠我们的读者的支持为我们的新闻We hope you’ll <a href="https://donate.manbetx球迷互动.org/give/142344/#!/donation/checkout">help us continue to do this critical work</a>(If you’d like to know even more about what we’ve accomplished since our launch, check out our <a href="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/manbetx球迷互动-illinois-2018-report.pdf">stakeholders’ report</a>.)</p> <p>Oh, and if you’d like to join us in raising a glass, the Prairie manbetx球迷互动n is two parts rye, one part ginger liqueur and three parts ginger ale, with a twist of <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/about/">moral force</a>.</p> 伊利诺斯州通讯 2018 - 10 - 12 - t09:00:00 + 0 由路易斯·基尔南 伊利诺斯州公民依靠信息自由法案,但越来越拒之门外 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-foia-public-records-open-meetings-laws-attorney-general-lisa-madigan#151231 星期四,2018年10月11日10:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinois-foia-public-records-open-meetings-laws-attorney-general-lisa-madigan#151231 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/mick-dumke">Mick Dumke</a> </p> <p>When Larry Young started requesting records from police, he just wanted to find out what had happened to his daughter, Molly.</p> <p>More than six years after the 21-year-old was found shot to death in her ex-boyfriend’s Carbondale apartment, Young is still fighting law enforcement agencies for records under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.</p> <figure class="image medium right"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-050B-3x2.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-050B-3x2.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-050B-3x2.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-050B-3x2.jpg 1600w" /> <figcaption>Since his daughter’s death six years ago, Larry Young has been fighting for the release of investigation records under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. <span class="credit">(Nick Schnelle for manbetx球迷互动 Illinois)</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Young’s battle has become a long, often painful example of both the promise and weakness of government-transparency laws in Illinois, including an overwhelmed and inconsistent enforcement system overseen by outgoing Attorney General Lisa Madigan.</p> <p>Police and other government agencies have offered a manbetx贴吧 of reasons why Young can’t see certain records from the investigations into Molly’s death有时他们声称应该保持保密信息的隐私保护他的女儿,虽然她的死亡,他是她的遗产执行人On other occasions they’ve simply ignored his requests and disregarded four different rulings from the attorney general’s office.</p> <p>In 2009, Madigan and state legislators crafted a new law they promised would help citizens like Young by improving access to government records and proceedings它的一个关键条款下,总检察长办公室被权威解释和执行国家信息自由和公开会议的行为从那以后,成千上万的市民,主要是个人还记者和企业,呼吁帮助从办公室的公共访问的辅导员,称为PACAs she prepares to leave office after 16 years, Madigan has touted her work in promoting transparency as one of her signature achievements.</p> <figure class="image medium left"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-illinois-ag-lisa-madigan-3x2.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-illinois-ag-lisa-madigan-3x2.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-illinois-ag-lisa-madigan-3x2.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-illinois-ag-lisa-madigan-3x2.jpg 1600w" /> <figcaption>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan <span class="credit">(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Often, though, the public still gets shut outGovernment bodies around the state routinely ignore or misinterpret the FOIA and OMA, according to a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois analysis of the nearly 30,000 appeals the PAC has received.</p> <p>The PAC’s staff of more than a dozen attorneys struggles to wade through the cases, regularly taking months or even years to resolve them当它的规则,它很少使用其全部权力秩序政府机构遵守法律在罕见的情况下,办公室的命令有时被炸掉Violators face few consequences.</p> <p>A number of people who turned to Madigan’s office for help say it is too slow, cautious and unpredictableThat sends the message that public agencies can get away with breaking the transparency laws.</p> <p>“Here’s what they need to do: Pull the plug on the PAC’s office,” said Bruce Rushton, a staff writer for the Illinois Times newspaper who has written about delays and inaction from the officeRushton argued that the attorney general’s office is too politicized to oversee disputes involving other politicians and government bodies, including state agencies it’s charged with representing in court.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use xlink:href="#icon-email"></use></svg> </label> </div> <input 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need to improve,” she acknowledged但除了其裁决,斯皮兰强调办公室提供教育向公众开放政府法律,包括通过热线“We’re one of the rare places in government where you can pick up the phone and talk to a lawyer.”</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>How FOIA Works in Illinois</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_FOIAfloatchart.jpg" width="400" height="1688" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_FOIAfloatchart.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_FOIAfloatchart.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_FOIAfloatchart.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_FOIAfloatchart.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Susie Cagle, special to manbetx球迷互动 Illinois</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Spillane added that the office could be more efficient if compliance with the open-government laws was a higher priority for officials around the state, starting with the governor.</p> <p>“Since I’ve been around, we’ve never had a governor who directed their staff at all levels to comply with FOIA,” she said.</p> <p>The Freedom of Information Act promises that “all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government.” Under FOIA, citizens are allowed to request and obtain copies of records generated by local and state government agenciesJournalists and watchdog groups make regular FOIA requests, but so do law firms, nonprofits and unaffiliated residents who want or need information.</p> <p>But the law has limits that are not always defined clearly个人或私人信息,如社会保障和电话号码,是免税的So are records that would interfere with a pending law enforcement investigation, reveal terrorism prevention plans or disclose trade secrets.</p> <p>If a government body rejects a FOIA request — or doesn’t respond within five business days — the requester can ask the public access counselor to review the caseEventually it may issue a ruling — either a “determination,” which is advisory, or a “binding opinion,” which orders a resolution, usually in favor of the requester.</p> <p>Similarly, citizens can ask the PAC to review whether government bodies have violated the Open Meetings Act, which mandates that public business be conducted in the open except in certain circumstances, such as disciplinary proceedings for employees.</p> <p>Open-government laws, and enforcement of them, vary widely by state在一些公民只能上诉FOIA否认官员在同一公共机构,首先拒绝了他们的请求在其他州,单独的办公室或委员会听到上诉和有权的补救措施Ideally, such offices would be separate from other government agencies and free from interference from elected officials, advocates for transparency say.</p> <p>“I think it’s incredibly important for the body or entity deciding these administrative appeals to be independent in as many ways as possible,” said Adam Marshall, a staff attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press“Part of the reason we have a separate branch of government for the judiciary is the appeals process.”</p> <p>Such enforcement entities should also have adequate resources“You can have a totally independent body, but if you starve them by limiting their budgets, they won’t be able to do their work,” he said.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>FOIA Case: A Long Wait</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic2_bignew-full734.jpg" width="400" height="354" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic2_bignew-full734.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic2_bignew-full734.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic2_bignew-full734.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic2_bignew-full734.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Susie Cagle, special to manbetx球迷互动 Illinois</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Critics of the system in Illinois say it suffers from both problems.</p> <p>Sarah Pratt, who has served as the public access counselor since 2013, said the office’s decisions are never based on politics but on the law.</p> <p>“Frankly, I’ve never, in more than 25 years in this office, and certainly not in the last eight years, done anything or been advised to do anything for political reasons,” she said“As far as us choosing opinions to write based on politics, it just doesn’t happen.”</p> <p>From 2010 through mid-August 2018, the PAC received more than 28,000 requests to review potential violations of the two transparency laws绝大多数——93%——《信息自由法》More than 80 percent of the requests came from individual citizens, while the rest came from the media, businesses and other government bodies.</p> <p>As of August, the PAC had closed about 26,000 of the cases, and in more than half, it ruled against the requester or closed the case for technical reasonsIn contrast, about a third of the cases ended in favor of the citizen or organization seeking information or transparency.</p> <ul> <li>In 38 percent of the cases, the PAC ruled against the requester, concluding the public body had acted properly in its response to FOIA or application of OMA.</li> <li>An additional 18 percent of cases were closed because the PAC determined they didn’t comply with the rules for requesting a review — they weren’t filed within the 60-day deadline, for example.</li> <li>In 9 percent of the cases, the request for review was withdrawn or the requester filed a lawsuit instead of waiting for an opinion.</li> <li>In 28 percent, the cases were resolved or advanced without a formal ruling, usually because the public body responded when the PAC got involved.</li> <li>The PAC issued formal opinions finding violations of FOIA or OMA in just 7 percent of cases.</li> </ul> <p>While most FOIA and OMA reviews were closed within two months, more than 3,800 took the PAC longer than a year to resolve, including about 500 that went on for more than four years.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>How Open Meetings Access Works in Illinois</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_OMAflowchart_bignewnew-full717.jpg" width="400" height="1208" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_OMAflowchart_bignewnew-full717.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_OMAflowchart_bignewnew-full717.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_OMAflowchart_bignewnew-full717.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_OMAflowchart_bignewnew-full717.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Susie Cagle, special to manbetx球迷互动 Illinois</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>John O’Connor, a reporter for The Associated Press, had the longest wait before the PAC took action in a FOIA dispute: 7 1/2 years.</p> <p>In 2011, O’Connor asked the Illinois Department of Human Services for records showing who was hired through former Gov布拉戈耶维奇的夏季青年工作的主动权美国拒绝,声称信息保密和豁免奥康纳呼吁PACOn July 31, 2018, the PAC finally issued a opinion: Since records about the use of public money are public, the department should release the names of the participants in the program.</p> <p>But the opinion was nonbinding, which essentially left it up to the department to decide whether to complyAs of this week, O’Connor still hadn’t received the records he requested.</p> <p>“We started with a backlog because of the onslaught we got from the start,” said Spillane, the attorney general’s chief of staff“我们非常意识到我们得更快We have to do a better job of triage up front.”</p> <p>The PAC’s heavy caseload is one reason the office rarely uses its full authority to order compliance with the transparency acts根据法律,PAC 60天的问题具有约束力的意见If the case is too complicated to make that deadline, or if the PAC’s attorneys aren’t able to move faster, the most the office can do is issue an opinion that’s nonbinding.</p> <p>And binding opinions are rare indeedWhile closing 26,000 cases through mid-August, the PAC only used the weight of the law to issue binding opinions in 127 of them — less than half of one percent of the totalAnd four of those opinions sided with government bodies blocking the public from information.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>FOIA Case: The Governor’s Schedule is a Public Record</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg" width="400" height="354" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic3_big-full700.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Susie Cagle, special to manbetx球迷互动 Illinois</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Officials in the attorney general’s office said they issue binding opinions on issues of broad public interest, and each one is researched to ensure it could withstand a court challenge.</p> <p>“Our binding opinions in particular we’ve been exceedingly careful about,” Spillane said“我们只被推翻了一次We thought it would be a devastating blow to our credibility if we didn’t have success with the courts.”</p> <p>Spillane and Pratt said opinions aren’t driven by who makes the request但manbetx球迷互动伊利诺斯州审查发现PAC往往参与案件上最强烈的媒体Individual journalists and news organizations were involved in less than 10 percent of all the cases appealed to the PAC but almost half of those resolved with a binding opinion.</p> <p>The PAC also uses binding opinions to resolve some of the most obvious violations of the transparency laws — a sign that the office often goes after low-hanging fruit, but also that government bodies around Illinois routinely ignore or misinterpret even basic open-government rulesFor example, the most common violation the PAC found in its binding opinions was that agencies simply didn’t respond to a FOIA request within five business days, if they responded at all.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>Who’s Filing FOIA Requests in Illinois?</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_allrequestsgraph_big-full.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_allrequestsgraph_big-full.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_allrequestsgraph_big-full.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_allrequestsgraph_big-full.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_allrequestsgraph_big-full.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>Which Illinois Agencies Receive the Most Requests?</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_agenciesgraph_big-full807.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_agenciesgraph_big-full807.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_agenciesgraph_big-full807.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_agenciesgraph_big-full807.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_agenciesgraph_big-full807.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Data analysis: Mick Dumke, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois; Illustrations: Susie Cagle, special to manbetx球迷互动 Illinois</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Spillane said the office has “struggled” to decide the best way to deal with public agencies that ignore requests or PAC opinions, opting in most cases for the “ask again and again and again” approachBut the office has started to respond more forcefully with binding opinions, she said.</p> <p>“It will be something the bureau does more going forward,” she said.</p> <p>The PAC’s first binding opinion, in 2010, centered on basic obligations of public bodies to provide records under FOIA, and it illustrated the absurd arguments some use to thwart FOIA requesters.</p> <p>Edward Fleck, a former village trustee in Wapella, a small community south of Bloomington, filed a FOIA with the village government for copies of his own water meter readingsThe village denied his request, telling Fleck that he could come to the village hall to look at the documents but that it wouldn’t provide him with copies.</p> <p>Fleck said the denial was part of a deliberate attempt by the village leadership at the time to keep him and other residents from getting information about its spending and operationsIn response, he and a couple other residents joined forces to submit hundreds of FOIAs.</p> <p>“At one point they got a new copier, but we could not get how much it cost,” Fleck said.</p> <p>So he submitted a FOIA request for a copy of the instruction manual.</p> <p>“For a while we were required to go up to the village board and we had an hour to go through records, and they might not be the records we asked for,” he saidOn other occasions, he was allowed to use the copier, but only with yellow paper that made the records hard to read.</p> <p>Fleck appealed to the PAC, which ruled that the village violated FOIA by not providing copies of public records and must begin to do so.</p> <p>Even then, Fleck said, it was “several months” before he received copies of his water meter readings最终,他和其他居民会见了村官的公共访问辅导员的办公室在斯普林菲尔德,并随着时间的推移,信息共享过程改进But Fleck felt the PAC could have been more aggressive in enforcing the laws.</p> <p>“Generally, if someone is making a FOIA request there’s a legitimate reason for it,” he said“斯普林菲尔德需要小城镇和个人比他们更严重我们的例子中我们没有律师的请求We do it ourselves.”</p> <figure class="image large left"> <h3>FOIA Case: A Right To Copies of Public Records</h3> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic1_quotes-full.jpg" width="400" height="354" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic1_quotes-full.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic1_quotes-full.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic1_quotes-full.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-PPIL_PAC_comic1_quotes-full.jpg 2000w" /> <figcaption> <span class="credit">Susie Cagle, special to manbetx球迷互动 Illinois</span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Though fewer than 10 percent of appeals to the PAC involved the Open Meetings Act, more than 20 percent of its binding opinions didThe cases show how government agencies repeatedly break the law in meeting behind closed doors.</p> <p>In the summer of 2017, Pastor Marvin Hightower asked the PAC to determine whether the village board in Mapleton, a small town outside of Peoria, had violated the act when it went into closed session to discuss offensive comments by a trustee.</p> <p>At a meeting earlier in the year, the trustee shared her view that “we have too many colored people coming into town” to play basketball at a local community center, according to the Peoria Journal Star.</p> <p>As president of the Peoria branch of the NAACP, Hightower heard about the remarks and decided to go to the next board meeting, when other trustees put an item on the agenda to address the issue.</p> <p>“With everything at the time that was going on in the country, we felt we couldn’t let that continue and fester here,” Hightower said.</p> <p>After the board went behind closed doors to discuss the trustee’s comments, Hightower notified the PACIt agreed that the Mapleton village board had violated the Open Meetings Act and ordered the trustees to comply with the law in the futureAt the PAC’s direction, the board also provided a recording of its closed session to Hightower.</p> <p>Some states don’t have any enforcement or appeals system at all, and the lone option for citizens seeking redress for denied records or closed meetings is to file a lawsuit.</p> <p>Even with the PAC in place, that’s an approach favored by many reporters, activists and lawyers in Illinois, who say they can’t count on the attorney general’s office to deliver timely opinions他们指出的芝加哥城的相关生产记录2014年拍摄的少年被警察Jason Van Dyke Laquan麦当劳Video of the shooting was only released after FOIA requesters went to court; the video eventually led to Van Dyke’s conviction for second-degree murder and aggravated battery.</p> <p>Candidates to replace Madigan, who is not running for re-election in November after four terms, said the office needs to step up enforcementBoth Republican Erika Harold and Democrat Kwame Raoul, who as a state senator helped write the law, promised to press the General Assembly for more money to add staff for the public access counselor’s work.</p> <figure class="image large left"> <img alt="" src="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-386-3x2.jpg" width="400" height="267" srcset="https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo400w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-386-3x2.jpg 400w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo800w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-386-3x2.jpg 800w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo1600w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-386-3x2.jpg 1600w, https://assets.manbetx球迷互动.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20181011-illinois-foia-larry-young-386-3x2.jpg 2000w" /> </figure> <p>As Larry Young discovered, enforcement of the transparency laws, including the PAC’s decisions about when to use the weight of its authority with binding opinions or even subpoenas, can have serious consequences.</p> <p>Around noon on March 24, 2012, Young got word that Molly had been found dead three hours earlier in her ex-boyfriend’s apartment in Carbondale, about 20 miles from Young’s home in Johnston CityHe hurried to the Carbondale police station.</p> <p>“I said, ‘I want to know the who, what, where, when and why,’” Young recalled“I was mad and in shock.”</p> <p>But no Carbondale officers would brief him on what had happened, he said州警察被召集因为莫莉的前男友是一个卡本代尔警方调度员,为当地调查人员创造一个潜在的冲突,但国家当局不会告诉年轻的No one was ever charged.</p> <p>Over the next year, Young said, state and local police refused to share information about the case with him or other family members他经常从新闻得知调查的细节In February 2013, the Carbondale Times reported that the ex-boyfriend initially described Molly’s death as an overdose in a 911 call the morning of the incident, then told a dispatcher — someone he worked with — that she had committed suicide.</p> <p>In April 2013, the Times reported that state police still considered their investigation openThat’s when Young, who said he had never filed an open records request, started using FOIA to seek information.</p> <p>“I didn’t know how to write them,” he said“I didn’t know anything about them.”</p> <p>Young emailed the FOIA officer for the state police, seeking an update on the investigation.</p> <p>“I have not been allowed to see any written police reports requested about my daughter’s suspicious death,” he wrote“lf the investigation is ongoing please inform me as to what is going on to erase all doubt that this is not the code of silence in effect.”</p> <p>The FOIA officer interpreted Young’s message as a formal request under the law2013年5月,州警察提供了一些信息,但这是“严重修订,”年轻人说The blacked out material even included half of a letter Young himself had written.</p> <p>And the police still wouldn’t give Young an autopsy report, his daughter’s journals or a number of other recordsSo in January 2014, he sent another round of FOIA requests to state and Carbondale police, seeking investigative reports and video and audio recordings pertaining to Molly’s death.</p> <p>Both the Carbondale and state police responded that they had already provided everything the previous year, even though they hadn’t.</p> <p>Young appealed to the PACThe back-and-forth dragged on for more than a year as the police departments offered shifting arguments for not releasing all the records.</p> <p>It was June 2015 before the PAC formally sided with Young, noting that his daughter’s privacy didn’t need to be protected since she had died and he was in charge of her estate.</p> <p>The state police were “directed” to provide the records to YoungBut the ruling added that “the Public Access Counselor has determined that resolution of this matter does not require the issuance of a binding opinion.”</p> <p>The PAC issued a similar nonbinding opinion for the dispute with the Carbondale police但它没能发出更强的秩序,和卡本代尔官员知道它As a city attorney noted in a July 2015 letter, the PAC had missed its 60-day window for a binding opinion.</p> <p>A nonbinding opinion, Young said, “isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.” The police refused to produce all the records from his daughter’s caseYoung said he doesn’t understand why the PAC didn’t use its subpoena power to force the police to comply with the law.</p> <p>Young sent his next FOIA to the state police in August 2015, seeking all the records related to his daughter’s death, including, specifically, crime scene and autopsy photographsOnce again the state police refused to provide him with everything, and once again he appealed to the PAC.</p> <p>Finally, after another round of requests, the PAC issued a binding opinion in February 2016 that reiterated the points it had made in previous rulingsThe state police were ordered to provide Young with copies of the photographs, and it did.</p> <p>Later that year, the legislature passed an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that increased potential court-imposed fines for agencies that don’t comply引发了年轻的与警察对抗,这项措施被称为莫莉的法律和政府签署的Bruce Rauner during a July ceremony with Young and others, clad in green Justice for Molly T-shirts, in attendance.</p> <p>Young is not done; he still wants the records from the phones of his daughter and her ex-boyfriendIn another nonbinding ruling last year, the PAC concluded he had the right to them, but the state police say they can’t locate those records.</p> <p>Young hopes the disclosures he has wrestled from police will lead to a re-examination of Molly’s death.</p> <p>“The purpose of the FOIAs is to find the truth,” he said没有《信息自由法》请求,“这一切都将一直遮遮掩掩。”< / p > 政治 2018-10-11T10:00:00+00:00 由米克Dumke 在伊利诺斯州,伊利诺斯人:提示和故事的状态 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinoisans-on-illinois-tips-around-the-state#151145 星期五,2018年10月05 09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/illinoisans-on-illinois-tips-around-the-state#151145 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/logan-jaffe">Logan Jaffe</a> </p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" 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look into.</p> <p>Thanks for writing back我听到从国家森这样的人昆西吉尔特雷西,共和党人,他们写信说她欣赏东方圣Louis <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EastsideExpress/">lunch tip</a>, and Les Dart of Crawford County, who invited me to the Illinois Oil Field Museum’s <a href="http://theonlyoblong.com/oil_field/">“Old-Timer” Reunion</a> in Oblong, east of Effingham.</p> <p>I plan to compile the information from your emails — keep them coming, by the way — into a resource our newsroom can use while reporting around the stateHere are a few more tips you sent our way, lightly edited:</p> <p><strong>Lindsay Welbers, from DePue, relayed a story about a dilemma that almost grounded the American Power Boat Association races, held on Lake DePue, eight years ago:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>In 2010, a drought nearly caused the water levels in Lake DePue to drop too low for the boats, which would have caused the races to leave, and if the races ever left DePue they are unlikely to return村里总统熬夜日夜大半个星期注入水的湖河,和建立一个大坝来保存Those actions led to the races staying in DePue, <a href="http://www.bcrnews.com/2012/07/16/it-takes-a-village/aqlek5l/">effectively saving the town</a> from its major economic event leaving.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Benjamin Wells, who grew up in Marion, suggested visiting southern Illinois vineyards for stories (and, you know, wine tasting):</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>I’d urge you to check out the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail centered around Makanda and the work being done by those wineries — the only such region in the stateAny discussion of these dozen or so vineyards inevitably touches on immigration, climate change and land use, among other salient manbetx英文名.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Marie B., who grew up in a Chicago suburb before moving to the Quad Cities, said the Quad Cities can seem “pretty bleak” but “aren’t a total wasteland”:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>There’s a pretty interesting <a href="https://www.deere.com/en/connect-with-john-deere/visit-john-deere/pavilion/">John Deere museum</a> in MolineAlso, the Arsenal Island in Rock Island has a historic swing bridge and some impressive 19th century military architecture.</p> </blockquote> <p>Marie also recommended driving the Illinois portion of the <a href="https://experiencemississippiriver.com/the-great-river-road-the-best-drive-in-america/">Great River Road</a> — a historic tour along the entirety of the Mississippi River — exploring segments of old Route 66 and visiting <a href="https://cahokiamounds.org/visit/">Cahokia Mounds</a> near East StLouis.</p> <p><strong>And Priya Dugad, who lives in the Chicago suburbs, offered this reminder:</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Went to Giant City State Park for the eclipse它是奇妙的不知道存在的状态,大约15个分钟卡本代尔说,它需要两方面我只在大芝加哥郊区,我遇到一个像样的频率的人认为芝加哥是肮脏的,犯罪骑,等等Chicago drives the Illinois economy, and people — including some of the governor’s press releases — talk like it’s a war zone.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dugad has a point取决于你住在哪里在伊利诺斯州,假设和对国家的其他部分的刻板印象——岩岛,坎,东圣Louis, Chicago, <em>wherever</em> — can run deep.</p> <p>That’s why it’s worth looking deeper.</p> <p>Thanks for reading, <br> Logan</p> <p>P.S我无法弄清楚如何适应这种反应与他人,但我想分享它,以防它帮助你缓解到周末从一个名叫吉姆的读者,“生于斯,长于斯的新英格兰人”在西北大学花了两年时间他写道:< em >谢谢你一篇感人的文章We’re in an age that expresses honesty and devotion in a painful way, and it’s good to be reminded we can relax.</em> Thanks, Jim.</p> 伊利诺斯州通讯 2018 - 10 - 05 - t09:00:00 + 0 由洛根Jaffe 花费多少钱在伊利诺斯州州长竞选吗? https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/how-much-money-is-being-spent-in-the-illinois-governors-race-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker#151133 星期四,2018年10月04 17:03:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/how-much-money-is-being-spent-in-the-illinois-governors-race-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker#151133 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/manbetx球迷互动">manbetx球迷互动</a> </p> <p>The 2018 race for Illinois governor could be the most expensive in U.S历史与11月大选6, the two major candidates have already raised a combined quarter billion dollars since 2015.</p> <p>Recent campaign figures, as of Oct4,揭示民主党JB普利兹克已经筹集了近1.49亿美元,而目前的政府Bruce Rauner, the Republican incumbent, has raised about $106 million.</p> <p>There are still millions left to spendAs of the end of June, Pritzker had spent $88.5 million, while Rauner had spent about $72 million of his campaign funds.</p> <p>To track this money circus, manbetx球迷互动 Illinois is continuing to track the latest fundraising information to help understand this unprecedented money race:</p> <figure class="embed large left"> <p data-pym-src="https://projects.manbetx球迷互动.org/graphics/il/2018-campaign-widgets/gov-primary/latest/">Loading...</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://pym.nprapps.org/pym-loader.v1.min.js"></script> </figure> <p>You can also <a href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/nerds/illinois-governor-race-campaign-finance-widget-2018">embed this widget for free</a>.</p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our 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南行的美铁萨卢基狗,了解伊利诺斯州 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/reporting-outside-chicago-across-illinois-logan-jaffe-manbetx球迷互动-illinois#150531 星期五,2018年9月28日09:00:00 + 0000 https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/article/reporting-outside-chicago-across-illinois-logan-jaffe-manbetx球迷互动-illinois#150531 <p class="byline"> by <a class="name" href="https://www.manbetx球迷互动.org/people/logan-jaffe">Logan Jaffe</a> </p> <aside class="newsletter newsletter-illinois large left"> <h3>Dive Deeper Into Our&nbsp;Reporting</h3> <p>Our newsletter is written by a manbetx球迷互动 Illinois reporter every week</p> <form class="form-subscribe" method="post" action="https://signup.manbetx球迷互动.org/newsletter/turing"> <input type="hidden" name="target" value="l/125411/2018-05-17/5bnssr" /> <div class="form-label-set"> <input placeholder="Enter your email" class="input-text" name="email" id="illinois-email-input" type="email" onfocus="recaptchaInit()" required /> <label for="illinois-email-input"> <svg class="icon"><use 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staffAs a reporter at an investigative journalism organization that aims to cover statewide issues, it’s imperative for us to get out of the city and learn about the regional identities, histories, geographies and cultures that make up our state.</p> <p>I’m guessing, but maybe 80 percent of the time when I tell someone from not-Chicago that I live in Chicago, I’m met with responses such as, “You couldn’t pay me to live in Chicago,” or, “Why on Earth are you here in [insert town name with population &lt;300]?”</p> <p>“What kind of trouble are you here to stir up?” That one I get a lot.</p> <p>I’m not here to give Chicagoans travel tips or to give Amtrak free press, but I’d encourage the Chicago folks reading this to spend some time in a different part of the stateIt might surprise you — in a good way.</p> <p>For about a year, I’ve averaged slightly over one trip every two months — via Amtrak or otherwise — to somewhere in Illinois outside Chicago不过,我觉得我只是开始挂起的状态,我想听听你有什么建议给我What’s happening in your part of Illinois? Where else should I go? Tips from south and central eastern Illinois would be specifically appreciatedThat’s a part of the state I know very little about.</p> <p>Here are a few small things I’ve learned and observed so far:</p> <ul> <li>Amtrak trains heading to Chicago end in an even number火车离开芝加哥奇数I don’t know how this information could be useful to you one day, but now you know.</li> <li>If you ride the train during winter, don’t be surprised to find it snowing between the rail carsTip: Sit close to the middle of the car, if possibleAnd if you’re heading north on the Saluki during the evening, sit on the west side of the train for a great sunset, regardless of season.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>If you’re south of I-64 on I-57, you’re missing out on some beautiful southern Illinois landscapes考虑美国51或州127号公路This isn’t the best picture of the scenery, but I enjoyed this drive near Alto Pass very much:</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Feel how you will about it, but there’s as much action and conversation (maybe even more) at any small-town McDonald’s as there is at locally owned establishmentsMeet people at both.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Du Quoin is pronounced “Do Coin.” Versailles, “Ver-sell-iss.” Vienna, “V-eye-enna.” And even though this is in Missouri, if you hear people talking about “Cape,” they’re talking about Cape Girardeau.</li> <li>If you go to East St路易斯,头< a href = " https://www.facebook.com/EastsideExpress/ " >东区表达< / >餐厅的烧鱼三明治和巨大的巧克力曲奇东圣路易斯,顺便说一下,是一个更好的地方比< a href = " https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article197590234.html " >如何州彩票委员会前主席今年早些时候描述< / >之前,他辞职了Don’t perpetuate those ugly stereotypes by posting photos of run-down or boarded up buildings, eitherSame goes for Cairo, Illinois.</li> <li>Even if, like me, you are not a large-scale industrial farmer, you can learn some things listening to <a href="https://www.agweb.com/agritalk-affiliates/">AgriTalk radio</a>Tune in while you’re driving past the corn and soybean farms of central IllinoisI swear, it will change the whole experience.</li> <li>If you’re a Chicagoan, if people ask you what on Earth you’re doing in their town, honesty never hurtsSay what I say: “I’m trying to spend some time outside of Chicago.” It could be the start of a great conversation.</li> </ul> <p>Anyway, I’m doing my best to keep getting out there再一次,我更感兴趣收到你关于你居住的地方Write me at <a href="mailto:logan.jaffe@manbetx球迷互动.org">logan.jaffe@manbetx球迷互动.org</a>哦,快乐的秋天。< / p > 伊利诺斯州通讯 2018 - 09 - 28 - t09:00:00 + 0 由洛根Jaffe