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Predictions put into practice: a quasi-experimental evaluation of Chicago’s predictive policing pilot

Individuals on the SSL are not more or less likely to become a victim of a homicide or shooting than the comparison group, and this is further supported by city-level analysis. The treated group is more likely to be arrested … Continue reading

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Lucas reaps bitter fruits of arrogance as Chicago museum plan collapses

Though the case never went to trial, Darrah is the real hero of this titanic struggle. Without him, Friends of the Parks was powerless. Also without him, the case could have set a dangerous precedent. It would have allowed the … Continue reading

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A Field Guide To Chicago NIMBYs

The origin of the term NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) is a little hazy, but is believed to have originated with the hazardous waste disposal industry in the middle of the last century.  The term spread as rapidly as its … Continue reading

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The Bloomingdale Line

This article is not intended to be a history of the Bloomingdale Line; that has been covered elsewhere. Instead, the author examines how the Bloomingdale Line interacted with and affected the lives of Chicago citizens and businesses during its time … Continue reading

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