Adriana is a former 2012 WBEZ Pritzker fellow and was part of the inaugural class of Northwestern University’s Social Justice News Nexus fellowship program. She worked on a 2015 award-winning audio project for WBEZ and NPR’s This American Life about unregulated drug rehab centers in Chicago drawing people from Puerto Rico. Her investigation was recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi Award with the Society of Professional Journalists, a 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award and three Peter Lisagor Awards.
Prior to joining WBEZ’s education team, Adriana worked at Univision Chicago where she was honored with two Chicago/ Midwest Emmy Awards.
Adriana lived in Dubuque and Des Moines, Iowa for many years. She is originally from Medellin, Colombia and has been a Chicago resident since 2005.
Stories by Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
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The state required a plan from CPS on fixing its transit issues, but advocates say it falls short. There’s no date for rides for all students.
Two years ago, Chicago Public Schools pledged to keep parents better informed about the finances of the city’s 114 charter schools.
About 50 schools have removed police officers since 2020. Curie High School says it’s de-escalating student conflict by talking and listening.
Chicago has experienced several high-profile shootings near public schools this fall at a time when gun violence is up in the city.
Some 2,300 of them are special education students. CPS expects all students with special needs to have service after winter break.