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
As the region battles COVID-19, new Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha Jr. will face immediate challenges. Chief among them: shoring up finances.
DuPage, Will and Kane counties could see bar and restaurant closures as cases surge across the state. Chicago’s mayor is telling Chicagoans to resist “COVID fatigue.“
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled a $6.9 billion proposed budget that relies on some small fee increases, tapping reserves, but no new taxes to offset losses from the pandemic.
Hospitals in low-income communities are often starved for resources. And that makes it harder for people of color in parts of Chicago to get medical care.
Israel Rocha Jr., CEO of two hospitals in the giant NYC Health + Hospitals system has been chosen to lead Cook County’s Health System. He has to be approved by the county board.
Chicago officials will allow for more capacity at bars and restaurants and loosen other restrictions on Oct. 1, saying COVID-19 case rates and deaths have improved.
From problems transferring patients to concerns about hospital staffing, WBEZ follows up to see what, if anything, has changed.
The symptoms for seasonal allergies and the flu look a lot like the symptoms for the coronavirus, and the similarities are stressing people out.
The compensation package and name of the candidate were not publicly released. The candidate goes to the County Board for approval.
Despite pandemic struggles for some hospitals, Chicago-based Northwestern plans to affiliate with another suburban hospital, which would be the 11th in its system.