We've gathered a group of 10 amazing Chicago-based journalists to report collaboratively on three local issues for our Spring 2017 reporting fellowship.
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Team 1: Is Chicago more or less racially segregated now than it has been in the past? That's the question we're exploring this spring in partnership with our friends at WBEZ's Curious City.
From left to right: Adeshina Emmanuel, Carolina Cruz and Reuben Unrau.
Team 2: Our South Side team is exploring the lives, hopes and challenges of African immigrant families in Chicago.
From left to right: Sarah Conway, Sierra Council and Justin Williams.
Team 3: Our West Side reporting team is engaging the Garfield Park community around issues of land use, public health and development at the former Northwest Incinerator site, located next to Orr High School.
Clockwise from top left: Martha Bayne, Darien Boyd, Amber Colón Núñez and LaCreshia Birts.
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We'll be hosting several orientations for our Documenters program at libraries across the city in March and April. If interested, please sign up here. Orientations will take place April 7 at the Rogers Park Library, April 10 at the Toman Library and April 22 at the Edgewater Library.