By arbitrarily foreclosing relatively safe social and recreational options, politicians encourage defiance, resentment, and riskier substitutes.
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.
Despite an alarming increase in crime, Illinois is illegally delaying gun licenses.
In other news, Chicago Public Schools will still spend $15 million on school police.
A 2018 Reason investigation showed how Chicago's impound program ensnared innocent owners, stripped them of their cars, and soaked them in debt.
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Department of Homeland Security Reportedly Sending 150 Agents to Chicago in Expansion of Federal Crackdown
Trump and other White House officials say the feds may soon be coming to other major cities as well.
Former professor John Cochrane: "I spent much of my last few years of teaching afraid that I would say something that could be misunderstood and thus be offensive to someone."
Reason showed how Chicago's impound program traps innocent owners in thousands of dollars of debt in 2018.
She then proceeded to yell at a group of teens.
The Cook County jail is the country's largest known single source of new coronavirus infections.
Man tackled, shot twice for crime of illegally shifting between train cars.
Chicago Judge Says His Bail Reforms Were a Success. But Independent Reviews Show Flaws and More Crimes.
Did Cook County overdo it and let too many dangerous defendants free?
Our most troubled state enters 2020 having lost residents for six years in a row.
The arresting officer is on desk duty and an investigation is underway.
Chicago Teachers Go on Strike to Demand Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes, New Schools, More Staff, and Affordable Housing
More than 300,000 students in Chicago were out of school on Friday as the teachers strike continued.
Allie Nelson is the latest plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Chicago's vehicle impound racket, which seizes cars from the innocent and guilty alike.
Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City all have some easily identifiable management problems.
The lawsuit is the second filed this year challenging Chicago's punitive and corrupt towing program.
Restaurateurs get protection from small competitors. It’s the citizens who lose out on delicious food choices.
Emanuel was a habitual violator of Illinois' public records laws and shielded the police from public scrutiny whenever he could.
Following a Reason investigation into Chicago's punitive vehicle impound program, a new lawsuit alleges the practice violates Chicagoans constitutional rights.
When an aunt asked to see a search warrant, she says she was handcuffed.
A retiring member of the Chicago City Council wore a wire to record conversations. He's being treated like a snitch…by city leaders.
Dashcam footage shows officers kneeing, tackling, and punching Lawrence Crosby while shouting, "Stop resisting."
Burke has tried to ban everything from electric cigarettes and self-driving cars to trans fats, plastic straws, and marijuana-flavored candy.
Skyrocketing debt and pension obligations make for a tough labor environment.
Rahm Emanuel wants pot legalization and a casino so the city can grab more taxes for its pension debts.
Even if he was resisting arrest, this much force seems unnecessary.
The Windy City is bleeding population. A commuter tax is most certainly not going to help.
But none of it is a substitute for developing a robust and vibrant economy. And neither is landing a single big employer like Amazon.
The city's straw initiative combines the nanny statism of straw bans with the greasy machine politics of Chicago.
The city decided her van was an abandoned vehicle, even though it clearly wasn't.
An off-duty Chicago Police Sergeant Khalil Muhammad said Ricardo Hayes was displaying a gun in an "armed confrontation."