Previously, she covered health care, government, crime, courts, higher education and news of the weird (think coffin parties) for Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Southtown and the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Kristen has won more than a dozen local and national awards for her work. Her stories have sparked policy changes and spurred investigations.
Kristen is a former longtime board member of the Chicago Headline Club and helps organize the club’s annual FOIAFest about public information and transparency. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and is a proud Daily Illini alumna.
Stories by Kristen Schorsch
The South Side hospital stopped delivering babies in March, when COVID-19 cases rose, leaving women with fewer choices to give birth in the area.
With official contact tracing programs still hiring workers, some businesses are doing their own tracing to track customer and employee exposure to the virus.
Before Mercy Hospital Decided To Shut Down, Its Parent Company Tried To Sell It. Nobody Would Buy It.
In a letter filed with regulators, the Near South Side hospital revealed that its parent company tried to sell the struggling hospital for more than a year before deciding to close it.
The struggling hospital was one of four that had hoped to merge, but failed in its attempt to get money from the state to do so.
Is a car needed for drive-thru COVID-19 testing? Are self-administered tests accurate? What’s the difference between COVID-19 and antibody tests?
If cases continue to rise, Lightfoot said she’ll reimpose restrictions on businesses and social gatherings.
The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday it likely has confirmed around 770 opioid deaths so far and has another 580 pending cases.
Some hospitals are forced to call other facilities for hours to transfer COVID-19 patients. Legislators say more transparency is needed.
The Pandemic Revealed Another Gap In Chicago Health Care: Hospitals Are On Their Own To Transfer Patients
COVID-19 has revealed yet another gap in the health care system – in Chicago, there’s no central agency coordinating patient transfers.
Chicago is on track to reopen more parts of the economy on July 1, says the city’s top health official.