Posts tagged "Kimbriell Kelly"

Lisa Madigan credits Reporter with initiating largest discriminatory lending settlements in U.S. history

Lisa Madigan credits Reporter with initiating largest discriminatory lending settlements in U.S. history
Journalism that is having its rightful impact. That’s what Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called the work of The Chicago Reporter Thursday evening when she gave the publication credit for initiating the largest discriminatory lending settlements in the history of the United States. In a series of investigative stories, the Reporter uncovered that Countrywide Home... Read more »

Everything you want to know about the Reporter's investigations and the lawsuits they started

From the practice of redlining in the 1960s to predatory lending in the 2000s, racial disparities in housing have long played out in Chicago. And for much of that time, The Chicago Reporter has been there to dig up the dirt on why it’s happening and who is profiting from it. This timeline looks at... Read more »

A look at The Chicago Reporter through the eyes of its publishers

"Racial peace and progress are more than moral ideals today. They are matters of profound self-interest to every person and institution in this community," wrote John McDermott, The Chicago Reporter's founder and first publisher, in the inaugural edition in 1972.
We are proud to bring you our special 40th anniversary edition of The Chicago Reporter. The city has changed a lot in the past four decades and we have been there, reporting on race and poverty in the city from the ground level.  The following are insights from our publishers who have guided and shaped... Read more »
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We've gotten tough on crime, but are we any safer?

We've gotten tough on crime, but are we any safer?
I would have preferred a direct flight. But on my vacation several weeks ago, the cheapest flight to Barcelona, Spain, required a two-day layover in Helsinki. I had never been, never wanted to go and likely never would have gone to Finland. I hate the cold. But I’m glad I did. In a world of... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Kimbriell Kelly's favorite WTFs and election extravaganza

The Barber Shop Show: Kimbriell Kelly's favorite WTFs and election extravaganza
Last week on The Barber Shop Show, we had a farewell gathering for our publisher and host of the show, Kimbriell Kelly. She is leaving The Chicago Reporter shortly to be an investigative reporter at The Washington Post. For her last show before the election, we focused on one of her favorite segments: the WTFs we... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Our latest investigation on crime; immigrants and domestic violence; and Kelly's departure

What's Up This Week: Our latest investigation on crime; immigrants and domestic violence; and Kelly's departure
Slammed. Crime is down, but a growing number of teenagers in Chicago are being tried on adult felony charges. In 2011, 15 percent more 17-year-olds were convicted in adult courts in Cook County than in 2007. Look out for our latest investigation in the November/December issue. Undocumented Life. Undocumented women who suffer abuse can face a difficult choice –... Read more »
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The Barber Shop Show: Flaming Hot Cheetos and a fun farewell show

The Barber Shop Show: Flaming Hot Cheetos and a fun farewell show
My favorite category of stories on our mid-month mash up episode of the Barber Shop Show is always the WTF stories. Sure, we share our news likes and dislikes, and those are interesting. But the WTFs are always the ones I end up telling my husband about over dinner. Like the lady who found out... Read more »

Kelly announces her departure and transition plan at The Chicago Reporter

Last week, Kimbriell Kelly, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, announced her departure from the Reporter to join The Washington Post in November. Today, she laid out her transition plan for the Reporter. The following is her announcement: I’m excited to share with you a transition plan to ensure that the good work of... Read more »

Chicago Reporter Publisher Kimbriell Kelly named one of Chicago's "Women to Watch"

Chicago Reporter Publisher Kimbriell Kelly named one of Chicago's "Women to Watch"
Today’s Chicago Woman has named The Chicago Reporter Publisher Kimbriell Kelly to its prestigous list of the city’s 100 Women to Watch for 2012. “When I first found out, I thought it was really nice and sweet. When I saw who the other 99 women were, it was humbling,” said Kelly. “All these women whom... Read more »
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The Chicago Reporter Wins 8 Lisagor Awards

The Chicago Reporter won eight Lisagor Awards Friday night honoring exemplary reporting, design, graphics and photography in 2011. The awards were established by the Chicago Headline Club in 1977 to recognize top-notch journalism in Chicago and were named in honor of Peter Lisagor, one of the country’s most respected journalists who died in 1976. In-Depth... Read more »