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  • Divorce, Chicago Style

    Chicago Tribune series finds understaffed divorce courts and problems in state's divorce laws often make divorce a long, traumatic experience.
  • How local group swindled $2 million from Medicare

    Chicago Tribune describes nonprofit home health-care scams that siphoned nearly $2 million in Medicare dollars from the government and hid more than half of it in various tax shelters.
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    Chicago Tribune series looks at all kinds of problems faced by modern adolescents in America, from changing family life to drug abuse to inadequate health care.
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    Chicago Tribune finds corruption and mismanagement at the Chicago Housing Authority in its series on "The Chicago Wall," a deliberately constructed barrier of public housing and expressways that divides Chicago physically, racially, economically and psychologically.
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    Chicago Tribune series shows how members of the black community pay higher insurance rates and lose out on federal block grant funds and bank money as government officials and investors choose to funnel that money into "safer" investments in non-black neighborhoods of Chicago.
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    Chicago Sun-Times runs series on a $3 billion-a-year auto accident swindle operation; reporters went undercover to examine the elaborate racket involving ambulance chasers, crooked lawyers, doctors and clinics conspiring to collect huge insurance sums, thereby raising insurance rates by as much as one-third.
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    Dallas Morning News article examines critical shortages in the U.S. military food stock and how mismanagement at a Chicago corporation contributed to the situation.
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    Chicago Reporter does article on women-owned "front" companies grabbing federal aid to minority businesses.
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    Chicago Reporter articles assess the presence and commitment to that city of Catholic, Protestant and Jewish religious groups as white members move to the suburbs and city membership is increasingly made up of minorities.
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    A collection of articles from the Kansas City Star, Chicago Sun-Times, Wall Street Journal, Providence Journal-Bulletin and Reader's Digest on embezzlement, fraud and racketeering involving trust funds of the Laborers International Union of North America.