Eight Illinois Newsrooms Taking Part in Report For America

Posted December 2, 2019 by Bill Wheelhouse
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Report for America is placing 250 journalists across the country in the coming year.

Eight Illinois news outlets are participating:

Report for America will partner with 45 local news outlets across the Midwest. Regional support comes from the Joyce Foundation, placing six reporters across Great Lakes states focused on statehouse and policy coverage.

Belleville News Democrat Belleville, IL

East St. Louis, IL
K-12 education


Block Club Chicago Chicago, IL

Austin and North Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side of Chicago
Lakeview/Boystown/Lincoln Park areas on the West side of Chicago, home to the largest population of the city’s LGBTQ community.


Capitol News Illinois Springfield, IL

Illinois state legislature, especially effects on ethnic and minority communities in Illinois
Videographer to cover state legislature and pressing state issues


Chicago Sun Times Chicago, IL

South and West Chicago
Photojournalism of South and West sides of Chicago


Southern Illinois Local Media Group – Chester and Murphysboro Du Quoin, IL

The town of Chester


The Chicago Reporter / Univision Chicago, IL

Aurora, Elgin, Joliet, Cicero, Waukegan and other Chicago exurbs


The Daily Herald Arlington Heights, IL

Minority communities in Lake County
Northern DuPage County
State legislative races and local elections in suburban districts


WNIJ Northern Public Radio DeKalb, IL Substandard housing and police relations