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Injustice Watch is excited to announce that reporter Carlos Ballesteros is joining our team next month. The Chicago native brings a knack for storytelling, a strong investigative skill set, and an intimate knowledge of the city to our newsroom. He starts on June 8. “Carlos’s talent—and his passion for covering underserved Chicago communities—are two big reasons why we wanted him here,” said Injustice Watch editor Adeshina Emmanuel. “I’m excited to see how he deepens our coverage of the justice system.”
Carlos arrives at Injustice Watch after two years at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he covered the South and West sides as a Report for America fellow.
As Injustice Watch launches our 2020 Judicial Election Voting Guide, we’re answering some common questions about how judicial elections work.
As 2019 ends, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight stories we’ve published that have had the biggest impact and resonated the most with readers.
Juliet Sorensen, the Northwestern University law professor and former federal prosecutor, has agreed to join Injustice Watch as executive director, the Chicago-based nonprofit newsroom announced Tuesday.
Three years ago, the city rejected a request for photographs of nine officers by Injustice Watch co-director Rob Warden. On Friday, that denial got to court.
Some associate judges have faced repeated reversals and criticism from appellate courts. Some have engaged in troublesome past behavior. But Circuit Court judges, who are now voting on which get new terms, are armed with little information about those cases. Injustice Watch spent the past month digging into the records of the judges on the ballot. Here are our reports.
Eisha Love is one of nine transgender plaintiffs challenging Illinois law that restricts former prisoners from choosing their own names. Ms. Love sat down with Abby Blachman and Charles Preston of Injustice Watch to describe why this issue matters so much.
An Illinois prisoner was put in isolation for a year after a hearing at which officials denied him calling witnesses or seeing the evidence and the outcome was decided ahead of time. In defending against the prisoners’ lawsuit, the state contends that prison officials did not have to follow the rules.