Posts tagged "The Chicago Reporter investigation"

VIDEO: Chicago police arrest scores more teenagers than other big cities

VIDEO: Chicago police arrest scores more teenagers than other big cities
Over the past few months, I’ve been sitting in on a drug case at the criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue. There is no high-profile defendant on trial. Just a teenager from Chicago’s West Side who got tripped up in a police sting for allegedly selling $80 worth of heroin to undercover officers. At 17,... Read more »

Behind the story: Child homicide report leads to sleepless nights, heartbreaking interview

Behind the story: Child homicide report leads to sleepless nights, heartbreaking interview
I never imagined I would pressure a grieving family member into giving me an interview.  But I was desperate. My deadline was looming and there was still an important piece missing from my story: An interview with the aunt of a young boy who was beaten to death.   His aunt’s name is Katrina and... Read more »