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Jason Grotto


Jason Grotto is a reporter at ProPublica Illinois. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune, starting in 2007. His series on the pension crisis in Chicago and Illinois, in collaboration with other reporters, sparked a federal criminal investigation and led the state legislature to make dramatic changes. He led a Gerald Loeb Award-winning series on Chicago Public Schools’ disastrous use of action-rate securities and exposed dubious emergency room practices by the University of Chicago Medical Center, leading to the resignation of the hospital’s CEO. Before joining the Tribune, Grotto was an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald. A 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, other honors include receiving a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists Award.

Cook County Assessor Faces Questions About Property Tax Inequity

After reporting showed that Cook County’s property tax assessments punish the poor and reward the rich, Assessor Joseph Berrios is called before a public board to explain.

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