Eight Illinois Newsrooms Taking Part in Report For America

Posted December 2, 2019 by Bill Wheelhouse

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