Chicago reporters. An endangered species. Not dead yet, but on life-support.

Chicago reporters. An endangered species. Not dead yet, but on life-support.

By Fred Klonsky

Reporter

There was a time when Chicago investigative reporters were the envy of cities across the country.

This was even before Woodward and Bernstein.

Now there are just a few who even deserve the title.

Ben Joravsky on the corrupt use and misuse of TIF money.

Sarah Karp at Catalyst. She blew the cover on the $20 million dollar no-bid principal training contract.

Linda Lutton at BEZ.

And a few others.

The Sun-Times has done some good investigative work –  like the series they did on the $95 million charter school deal. But that lasted a couple of news cycles. Heard about it lately?

None of the …read more

Source: Fred Klonsky

    

 

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