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Michael Lansu

Michael Lansu

P.M. Digital Editor

Michael joined WBEZ in 2016 as a digital editor. He is responsible for the content on WBEZ’s digital platforms and works with local reporters to refine stories for web.

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 West Town 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.

Recent Stories


Suit: Chicago Should Refund Drivers Hit With Expensive Tickets

The suit claims tickets and fines over $250 should not go through the city’s administrative hearing process.


Chicago’s Murder-Clearance Rate Falls to Historic Low

Amid a surge in gun violence, the city’s cops last year solved fewer than one in five killings — the lowest rate in at least a half century.


Justice Report Adds Pressure On Police Union Contract

Aldermen call for changes to the contract that federal investigators blamed for hampering police misconduct investigations.


A Former Gang Member, A Gay Bar, And Trump: A Look At Honorary Street Signs

Almost 100 signs have been proposed in the Chicago City Council this year so far.

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