Prior to joining WBEZ, Michael worked for Tribune Publishing, the Chicago Sun-Times and was editor of Homicide Watch Chicago. He has also written for The Guardian U.S., Reuters, DNAinfo Chicago and Red Eye. He has been a contributor on CNN and Fox News.
Michael was born and raised on Chicago’s Northwest Side and currently lives the Bucktown neighborhood. He only eats Chicago hot dogs, dislikes the New York slice and puts giardiniera on everything. He has no opinion on the dibs system.
Stories by Michael Lansu
The hand-picked 26-year-old resigned today amid allegations of unspecified “questionable conduct.” That story and more in today’s Rundown.
The United Kingdom will begin vaccinations this week. What’s taking so long in the U.S.? That story and more are in today’s Rundown.
“We want a free and fair election. That is something that is guaranteed to us as citizens of this country,” said one demonstrator.
The Chicago-based improv theater company said it will consider “qualified expressions of interest.” The sale will play out over several months.
All buses and trains will stop running from 9:30 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday
One person was shot as looters ransacked a west suburban mall.
Two female relatives of the teacher’s assistant at Vaughn Occupational High School in Portage Park are among the new victims.
People who attend or work at Vaughn Occupational High School have been advised to self-quarantine after a teacher assistant tested positive for COVID-19.
Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted again after charges were dropped last year by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman said Trump’s call was “inappropriate” and “improper.” That story and more are in today’s Rundown newsletter.