Bloomington is a fine community, halfway between Chicago and St. Louis, home to nearly 120,000 people and the embodiment of the latest “Rich States, Poor States” report.Read More →
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico Watchdog story about a 30-second commercial for the police department in Hobbs has drawn national attention, with a well-known author and civil libertarian criticizing the ad running on television stations across the state emphasizing aggressive, military-style policing.
But Radley Balko points out the Hobbs video isn’t unique. In [...]
As Earth Day celebrates its 44th birthday, the environmental movement has become an increasingly larger presence in Washington, D.C.Read More →
From coast-to-coast, police departments are starting to crack down on individuals considered “likely” to commit a crime, even if they have yet to do so.Read More →
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When you’re hungry, even a three-day-old banana and sardine sandwich looks good. And when you are as broke as Illinois, the promise of billions of dollars from a Chicago casino looks amazing.
“Macau, I believe, is the gaming capital of the world. If I’m not mistaken their revenues last [...]