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 $8 billion budget includes no new taxes, a hiring spree, and a 24/7 domestic violence court.
Esta institución de Bronzeville brinda atención médica a las personas más necesitadas. Se le rescató del cierre por el costo de $1. Aquí explicamos por qué hospitales como Mercy necesitan soporte vital.
The 170-year-old Bronzeville institution treated the neediest and was rescued from closure for $1. Here’s why hospitals like it are on life support.
With few young patients, Saint Mary Hospital joins a wave of shuttering pediatric units — increasing health care barriers for parents and kids.
County board President Toni Preckwinkle said she also expects a deficit next year, but no new taxes or tax hikes to fill the gap — yet.
WBEZ on Wednesday obtained a copy of an agreement Lightfoot helped negotiate that outlines the new stipulations for Insight Chicago to operate the hospital.
Community organizations say they became true partners with government and big hospitals to fight the pandemic. Now they’re hoping that approach could help solve the city’s long standing health inequities.
A WBEZ analysis shows Protect Chicago Plus improved vaccination rates in some targeted communities, but the impact was uneven. Some worry even those gains will fade.