"Missing In Chicago" Investigation

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and nine aldermen issued a resolution in late April calling for a city task force and a Committee on Public Safety subject matter hearing at which they invited myself and Trina Reynolds-Tyler to testify

Since its publication in November, “Missing in Chicago” has sparked an official review of police accountability systems by the Chicago Inspector General’s office

I testified before the Illinois Task Force on Missing and Murdered Chicago Women as it reviewed law enforcement processes and shaped new policies

In May 2024, "Missing In Chicago" won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting

This same month, the series also won the Better Government Association’s 20th Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting for small newsrooms and Chicago Society of Professional Journalists Awards for Best reporting on race and diversity by a small newsroom, Best reporting on crime and justice by a small newsroom, Best multimedia collaboration and Best use of feature video

"Missing In Chicago" was recognized on the shortlist of finalists for the Sigma Awards, placing it in the top 10% of almost 600 data journalism projects submitted across 78 countries

In February 2024, "Missing In Chicago" received the MOVE/YOVE Black history award at the Greater Rock Church on Chicago's West Side

In April 2024, the series won an Izzy Award for “outstanding achievement in independent media” from the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College

Best journalism practices

The Global Reporting Centre's 2023 Empowerment Journalism Guide on knowledge, advice and best practices for producing “community-engaged reporting"


My reporting on the restorative justice movement in Chicago was included in Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie's book, "Abolition. Feminism. Now."

My reporting on therapy for torture survivors was included in "Lawyers Beyond Borders: Advancing International Human Rights Through Local Laws and Courts."

Supreme Court hearing

My reporting was included in an amicus brief on DACA medical school students filed with the Supreme Court of the United States, November 2019