Our award-winning Documenters program is shaping a new kind of accountability for local government, from Chicago to São Paolo.
Chicagoans across the city have shared their own hopes for their neighborhoods. Will you join?
City Bureau is expanding our government transparency work to Cleveland and Akron, in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation and Akron Community Foundation.
The two artists—and headliners of next month’s Soap Box Ball celebration—share how they met, what they’re collaborating on and what City Bureau’s mission means to them.
Get paid to guest curate three workshops in Fall 2019. The Public Newsroom is our two-hour weekly workshop series where we discuss, debate and deconstruct some of the most pressing issues in Chicago and share tools on approaching them.
How do we hold our alderpeople accountable in between elections? We’re kicking off a month-long workshop series with Chicago United for Equity.
And which are we prioritizing? It’s time for an information hierarchy of needs.
A City Bureau Civic Reporting Fellow reflects on building trust with people on such an intimate, personal topic.
The zine, entitled After the Trial, helps prisoners and their loved ones navigate post-conviction litigation in Illinois courts.
Over the next 11 weeks, we'll be pursuing big-picture stories related to the 2020 Census and demographic change in Chicago.
Timuel Black on the Art of Oral History.
After four years we’ve moved from experimentation to practice and realize it’s time to define ourselves for ourselves.
This spring, City Bureau reporters experimented with tools and products to get people involved in our work. Here’s what we learned.
We’ll be back August 1 for a month-long review of our new City Council.
Sebastián Hidalgo on what it takes to practice a collective visual approach.
Looking back at Chicago’s 1919 race riot, we’re asking Chicagoans to produce a new call to action for shaping equitable, ethical local news today.
Here’s what people in North Lawndale and Garfield Park have to say.
An audio survey of churchgoers shows how the changing neighborhood has affected longtime residents.
We asked Chicagoans about photojournalism that they found impactful, and how they would use photos to portray their own neighborhoods.