Mayor Lori Lightfoot, members of her administration and Chicago aldermen have repeatedly held telephone conference calls to discuss city business without public notice and without providing opportunities for citizens to observe or participate.
The staff was honored by the Chicago Headline Club for General Excellence in Online Journalism as well as for investigations into a mayor’s insider deals and nepotism in southwest suburban Lyons, and auxiliary police in Illinois.
Investigation into mayor’s insider deals and nepotism in southwest suburban Lyons recognized in one of the nation’s oldest journalism contests.
Regretfully, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s awards ceremony will be rescheduled for mid-July. We look forward to bringing together outstanding journalists and those who appreciate their work at that time. Stay tuned for details.
City repeatedly denied requests for videos, police reports and 911 calls that would shed more light on October 2019 incident in which officers found Johnson asleep behind the wheel of his running vehicle.