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 state public health department says the pause comes out of “an abundance of caution” as federal regulators investigate rare cases of people getting blood clots after receiving the shot.
Some of the small, community clinics that serve Chicago neighborhoods hardest-hit by the pandemic are also the ones least equipped to vaccinate them.
While some Chicago ZIP codes got saturated with vaccine shipments, others saw doses trickle in — making it harder for some to find vaccines close to home.
As Illinois expands the vaccine rollout, there’s still a disparity among Black and Latino residents — and a long way to go to herd immunity.
With state regulators’ approval to buy the Near South Side hospital, the new potential owners look to quickly shore up the ailing hospital.
Chicago’s top doctor reassured Austin residents they still will get vaccines, despite the city’s suspension of supply to Loretto Hospital.
Gov. JB Pritzker’s expansion plan doesn’t apply to Chicago but meets President Biden’s mandate to let everyone be vaccinated by May 1.
An email shows judges and spouses were invited to get vaccinated at Loretto Hospital, which wrongly vaccinated Trump Tower workers.
Phase 1c starts on March 29, and includes restaurant and salon workers, people 16 and over with underlying conditions and college professors.
Ultimately, at least 168,000 people could get vaccinated at the United Center.