Injustice Watch hires reporter Carlos Ballesteros

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.

Blemishes and all, associate judges seek new terms

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.