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About

Chicagotalks is a non-profit, local news source for Chicago and its many neighborhoods. Our stories come from all corners of the city; our reporters are young journalists learning to cover their communities and community people with a story to tell.

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Ars Technica described ChicagoTalks as: ” a nuts and bolts neighborhood information hub that keeps its digital ear to the ground on everything from housing foreclosures to bike lanes. Fueled by citizen journalism, the site is constantly receiving and regurgitating the latest information about crime control, school budgets, and library hours.”

We’ve been online since 2006 as a non-profit, local news source for Chicago and its many neighborhoods. Our stories come from all corners of the city; from young journalists learning to report, from citizen journalists, from you.

Barbara Iverson and Suzanne McBride are the  founders and co-publishers of ChicagoTalks.org and AustinTalks.org , and are on the faculty of the Journalism Department at Columbia College Chicago. In fall 2015 and spring 2016 contact Teresa Puente tpuente@colum.edu with questions about the site.

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Except where otherwise specified, the material published on Chicagotalks.org is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license, like the Wikipedia.

Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials, or requests to take down or modify content  found on this Site can be made by contacting the Editors at citizenjourno@gmail.com or writing us at:

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Journalism Department
Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago Il 60605

We’re thankful for the support we’ve received from Columbia College Chicago and J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. We’re looking to make connections with local businesses, foundations and other groups to expand our social network and online community in ways that support community-building and democracy.