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Meet ProPublica Illinois

Q&As With Our Illinois Newsroom

We’re here and we’re listening. So we’d like to introduce ourselves to communities across Illinois. The ProPublica Illinois team brings experience covering criminal justice, housing, municipal finance, immigration, child welfare, government, education, labor and other issues, as well as expertise in data journalism, news applications and engagement.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Editor-in-Chief Louise Kiernan

Editor-in-Chief Louise Kiernan believes a good editor is a good listener, a good questioner and a strong advocate for their reporters’ work.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Reporting Fellow Jerrel Floyd

Reporting Fellow Jerrel Floyd wants to use a strong narrative voice to tell the stories of people who are overlooked.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Web Producer Vignesh Ramachandran

Producer Vignesh Ramachandran works on making sure the look, feel and design of ProPublica Illinois’ content makes sense to readers.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Reporter Jason Grotto

Reporter Jason Grotto believes if you’re complacent and just take things at face value, you’re going to miss the truth.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Reporter Melissa Sanchez

Reporter Melissa Sanchez says the key to finding stories is to pay attention to what people are doing and expressing an interest in their lives.

I’ve Been Interviewing ProPublica Illinois Reporters. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

As an ‘Emerging Reporter’ fellow, each interview has taught me something new, challenged a preconceived belief or reinforced an idea about journalism.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet News Applications Developer David Eads

News Applications Developer David Eads considers himself a journalist first, but somebody who does it with coding, data and design.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Data Reporter Sandhya Kambhampati

Data Reporter Sandhya Kambhampati believes at the crux of every story, people need to understand that there are humans being impacted. It’s not just data points and numbers.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Reporter Jodi S. Cohen

Reporter Jodi S. Cohen believes journalists can achieve more when collaborating with each other and other newsrooms.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Deputy Editor Steve Mills

Deputy Editor Steve Mills believes he can use editing as a constant learning experience and that, in this field, “there are always stories out there.”

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Reporter Duaa Eldeib

Reporter Duaa Eldeib believes she succeeds as a journalist every time she tells an untold story.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Engagement Reporter Logan Jaffe

Engagement Reporter Logan Jaffe helps us reach new audiences and involve them in our reporting.

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Reporter Mick Dumke

Reporter Mick Dumke is a self-described “political junkie” who likes to dig into unexplored stories.

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