The 21st Show

Yes, investigative and statehouse journalism still exists in Illinois

Press room in the Illinois State Capitol

Press room in the Illinois State Capitol Brian Mackey/Illinois Public Media

As we ask who’s in charge of news, our second segment from today dealt with non-profit news organizations focused on hard-hitting investigations and statehouse reporting. Investigative reporting like this ProPublica Illinois story can expose problems and lead directly to changes in the law. We're joined by representatives from Pro-Publica, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, and Capitol News Illinois.


Brant Houston

Journalism Professor, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Steve Mills

Deputy Midwest Editor, ProPublica

Jerry Nowicki

Bureau Chief, Capitol News Illinois

Tony Briscoe

Reporter, ProPublica - reported the story Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them


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