Chicago Muckrakers is a blog produced by the award-winning staff of The Chicago Reporter, an investigative news organization that also publishes a website and bimonthly magazine examining the political, economic and social issues of metro Chicago with a focus on race and poverty.

For nearly 40 years, the Reporter has used investigative reporting, computer-assisted reporting, data analyses and a distinctive focus on the poor and communities of color to produce insightful journalism not seen anywhere else. The Reporter’s investigations have moved politicians, policy wonks, lawyers and service providers to enact laws, file lawsuits, change practices and launch campaigns in an effort to address racial disparities and remedy the region’s social ills.

Today, the Reporter remains a trusted news source—often called upon to share the results of its investigations or to provide thoughtful analyses on the news of the day.