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Stories from Chicago neighborhoods

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As the news hole shrinks and staff cuts continue at major outlets, there are lots of stories going uncovered in Chicago.

These are just a few of the stories from under-covered communities that will be featured here in coming weeks and months.

Others include: millionaire slumlords, Latinas in the arts, young people organizing to stop violence, TIFs in Austin, the impact of low-wage jobs on local economies, and how prostitution court works.  And there are lots more.

This site will connect you with reporting projects sponsored by the Local Reporting Initiative of the Chicago Community Trust’s Community News Project [2] – articles, video and radio documentaries, blogs and multimedia projects, coming from seasoned journalists and up-and-comers, community organizations and nonprofits, and neighborhood papers, websites, and writing groups.

The goal is to add significant new information to the local news ecosystem.  It’s part of a larger effort to find ways to use new media and technology to keep communities informed.

Along with the Chicago Reporter, Community Media Workshop is administering the program – and helping to push out the results to local media and to interested media consumers.

Bookmark this site and return often – or sign up for e-mail alerts or an RSS feed — to keep up with these reports.  We’re expecting great things!