News & Features
News & Features,
Nov 7, 2013
Pedro Flores is the U.S. government's star witness in the largest drug trafficking case in Chicago history. But should the DEA have looked the other way as he and his twin brother brought truckloads of coke into the city?
By Jason McGahan
Feature, cocaine, drug trafficking, U.S. Department of Justice, crime, Calumet, Outback Steakhouse, drugs, drug deals, Dollar Bazaar, North Lawndale, McDonald's, DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency, Dominick's, Atlanta, cell phones, Detroit, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Wayne County, Michigan, prison, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, drug dealers, wholesale drug dealers, Pedro Flores, Margarito Flores, Little Village, Sinaloa Drug Cartel, Vicente Zambada Niebla, Ismael Zambada, U.S. District Court of Chicago, Colombia, Alvin Michaelson, Ruben Castillo, Patrick Fitzgerald, Matthew McCarthy, U.S. District Court of Wisconsin, Ron Collins, Guadalajara, Eric Durante, Jorge Llamas, Frank Rubino, Miami, U.S. Attorneys, Halley Guren, Virginia Kendall, Mexico City, drug cartels, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, crystal meth, methamphetamine, war on drugs, drug supply, federal prison, drug investigations, Milan, Michigan
News & Features,
May 2, 2013
Some of America's best-known companies and largest temp agencies benefit from—and tacitly collaborate with—an underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
By Michael Grabell/ProPublica
Feature, ProPublica, Chicago Workers' Collaborative, Ty Inc., Beanie Babies, raiteros, Little Village, temp agencies, Illinois wage laws, Maria Castro, Rigoberto Aguilar, Sony, Frito Lay, Pampered Chef, Smirnoff, Marlboro, Fresh Express, Chiquita Brands, McDonald's, Burger King, Select Family of Staffing Companies, Select Remedy, Tania Lundeen, Miguel del Valle, Ty Warner, D. Stephen Sorensen, Walmart, Bank of America, Toyota, Costco, Trader Joe's, General Mills, Mattel, Fisher-Price, Robert Stack Custom Staffing, Sega, Eugenio Aguilar, Xentris Wireless, Elizabeth Bellido, Cirilo, Most Valuable Personnel, Darron Grottolo, Cirilo Peralta Transportación, Bolingbrook, Gabriel Espinoza, Triune Logistics, Alfred Garza, Rudy Polheber, Sandy Lopez, Juan Rodriguez Trujillo, Leone Bicchieri, Jeff Tyler
News & Features,
May 6, 2010
A young DJ stumbled on a warehouse cache and reunited a barrier-breaking photographer with some 500 lost works.
By Leah Pietrusiak
Feature, 1970s, Dave Mata, Howard Simmons, Jesse Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, South Side Community Arts Center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Abbie Hoffman, Martin Luther King, Lyndon Johnson, Schlitz Malt Liquor, Through the Eyes of Blackness, John White, Ovie Carter, Bob Black, John H. Johnson, Ebony, Michael Jordan, Coca-Cola, Emmett Till, Mamie Till-Mobley, Warner Saunders, Mark Giangreco, Mayor Richard J. Daley, P.J. Cullerton, James Brown, Coretta Scott King, John Drummond, Carol Marin, Burrell, Vince Cullers, Black Family Magazine, Ebony Fashion Fair, John Tweedle, Chicago Daily News, McDonald's, Leo Burnett, Walter Payton, Herbie Hancock, Victor Powell, Harold Washington, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Slideshow