Investigations into Chicago City Council

In May 2008, ChicagoTalks published its nine-month investigation of the Chicago City Council. Reporters Erica Christoffer and Becky Schlikerman found that most of the council’s committees routinely broke state law by holding meetings without enough members present and keeping poor records.

In April 2007, ChicagoTalks, then publishing under the name Creating Community Connections, posted its first investigation. Reporters Allison Riggio and Hunter Clauss documented several instances of Chicago City Council members employing their own relatives in the government-funded offices.