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
Abortion providers from Wisconsin are making two-hour treks each way, hoping to help provide access in Illinois to patients from their home state.
Planned Parenthood in Illinois and Wisconsin have created a partnership that could be a model for providers in states restricting abortion.
Gov. JB Pritzker taps a new public health director to face pandemic and health disparities challenges
Downstate pediatrician Dr. Sameer Vohra would take over the role of Dr. Ngozi Ezike, who helped lead the state through the COVID-19 pandemic.
With property tax bills — a main revenue driver for suburban taxing districts — delayed, County officials want to loan money to suburban schools, fire departments and local governments to tide them over. Chicago can’t apply.
A teen abortion opponent. A woman not ready for children. Eight people’s stories about abortion, told in their own words.
The Cook County Board President says she’s expecting an $18.2 million budget hole next year, the smallest gap since she took office.
The data that could help illuminate disparities has never been public here. After a WBEZ inquiry, the state is evaluating whether that should change.
Tens of thousands more people may seek abortions in Illinois. Hospitals and clinics worry they won’t have enough staff to treat them.
If the landmark abortion case is overturned, Illinois could be seen as even more of an “oasis” across the nation for those seeking an abortion.
New data show Latinos suffered the biggest drop in life expectancy — about three years. And Black Chicagoans’ life expectancy is now below 70, the lowest in nearly two decades.