Prior to all that, Justin served as a reporter for a pair of local newspapers in the Bay Area, a technical writer for the State of Illinois and a garbage man for a local junk-hauling franchise. He studied radio at the Transom Story Workshop.
Stories by Justin Bull
The Rundown: It’s time to start voting, Chicago
You can now vote early in the April 4 runoff election for mayor of Chicago. A three-year construction project on the Kennedy Expressway begins later today. It’s the vernal equinox, so keep your eyes peeled for “Chicagohenge.”
The Rundown: Your anti-Valentine’s celebration in a ‘Swifty’ breakup bar
A Taylor Swift breakup bar for the anti-Valentine. Mayoral candidates sparred in last night’s forum. Pushback on migrant housing plan.
The Rundown: Springfield proposal focuses on EMS worker body cameras
Watch parties for the Super Bowl. Early voting sites open across Chicago. A Springfield proposal would require EMS body cameras.
The Rundown: Nina Sánchez’s deep Pilsen roots impact her work today
Nina Sánchez wants to see people of color thrive in Chicago’s arts communities. She explains through Vocalo’s “Chi Sounds Like” series.
The Rundown: The latest mayoral forum has Lightfoot playing defense
Tensions were high at the latest mayoral forum. CPS is changing its promotion/retention policy. Restaurant Covid-era surcharges linger.
The Rundown: Early voting starts today in Chicago
A controversial police training facility opens on the West Side. Early voting begins today. Additional SNAP benefits are expiring March 1.
The Rundown: Preserving the cultural significance of Chicago’s Uptown
Hac Tran works to preserve the cultural identity of Asia on Argyle. He tells his story through Vocalo’s “Chi Sounds Like” series.
The Rundown: More lawsuits filed against Illinois assault weapons ban
Assault weapon ban sees more lawsuits. Chicago’s unhoused population feels pressure from weather. A plan to prevent Cook County tax sales.
The Rundown: The Chicago Board of Ethics could ask for Lightfoot investigation
An ethics investigation into Mayor Lightfoot is expected. A new proposal to protect temp workers. Demand at the food bank surges.
The Rundown: Coffee, hip-hop, and mental health
Special thanks to Vocalo and its series “Chi Sounds Like”: We meet Christopher LeMark who works to destigmatize mental health struggles.