ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Headquartered in Chicago, we are the first regional publishing operation of ProPublica, dedicated to stories about big issues that affect people living and working in the state of Illinois.
ProPublica Illinois was founded in 2017 as a vehicle for leveraging ProPublica’s collaborative model at a regional level, with the goal of making a meaningful difference across the state. It is led by editor-in-chief Louise Kiernan, a former editor and reporter at the Chicago Tribune who most recently served as an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism as Northwestern University.
With a team of 11 reporters, editors and technologists, we are pursuing stories that hold powerful institutions to account, from politics to government to business.