Previously, Alden served as the director of research and evaluation for the Metropolitan Planning Council for two years where he examined and wrote about population loss, demographic shifts, job trends and racial segregation.
Prior to joining MPC, Alden served as an investigator and later as a policy analyst for the Better Government Association. In more than four years at the BGA, Alden documented abuses with legislative scholarships, campaign finance expenditures and ward remapping and later analyzed data and lobbied for reforms to increase government transparency, efficiency and accountability.
Stories by Alden Loury
After Illinois officials withhold names of nursing homes tied to coronavirus deaths, WBEZ finds 76 facilities in Cook County.
The mayor declared an end to residential shut-offs last May, but the pandemic has brought new urgency to restoring service to citizens.
More people are leaving Illinois. The biggest jumps are among older folks, high-income residents and those with college degrees.
We look back on stories that defined who we are as a community in 2019.
A new study shows racial and economic disparities in small business loans in the Chicago region and throughout Illinois.
After holding them for 12 hours at O'Hare Airport, federal officials released three American citizen children to their undocumented mother.
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is creating a new office that will set goals for fairer outcomes in areas like housing, employment and education.
Lori Lightfoot’s victory margin was huge. Turnout was small. Here’s what the numbers might say about Chicago’s political future.
With a historically crowded race for mayor, here’s how some candidates could pull ahead of the pack on Tuesday.
And the rising poverty in Chicago’s suburbs is heavily affecting Latinos, researchers say.