Location: Chicago, Illinois
About the News Organizations: The Chicago Sun-Times is the legendary news voice of Chicago’s working class. The news organization was recently acquired by a diverse consortium of philanthropists, business leaders and Chicago area labor organizations.
About the position: The Report for America corps member focuses on covering neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides, where crime, housing, education and environmental challenges persist. The reporter focuses not only on writing about problems in those areas, but also on efforts to lift up those communities, including business development, infrastructure improvements and social-service interventions. He covers government and community events, is a watchdog for taxpayer dollars and tells the stories of everyday people.