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Christy Gutowski
Chicago Tribune reporter with interest in watchdog investigative topics, especially child welfare and criminal justice. cmgutowski@chicagotribune.com
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Chicago Tribune Guild Nov 16
We couldn't agree more. Happy birthday, Ron!
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Christy Gutowski Nov 16
DCFS steps up monitoring, discharges at psychiatric hospital after ACLU threatens court battle
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Stacy St. Clair Nov 16
The happiest day on the calendar: Ron Grossman’s birthday! Happy 84th, !
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John Hector Nov 16
Jemel Roberson, the security guard whose shooting death in Robbins has sparked an ongoing controversy, is being remembered fondly by friends and family. Good work here by
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Christy Gutowski Nov 16
Check back shortly for yet another update to this important story. James McIntyre of the FCAA Illinois first called for around-the-clock DCFS monitoring at the hospital until all foster youth discharged: “This is not the end of the story,” he said Friday.
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Todd Lighty Nov 16
The Great Ron Grossman celebrating his 84th birthday with his Chicago Tribune colleagues. The man is a newsroom treasure.
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Christy Gutowski Nov 16
IL' child welfare agency will place staff in each unit of Chicago Lakeshore Hospital “24 hours per day, seven days a week” as of tomorrow to better monitor its foster youth. DCFS taking the step “out of an abundance of caution" after 18 hotline investigations spark contd' concern
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Christy Gutowski Nov 16
DCFS confirms it has 18 hotline investigations involving Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. We were at 16, but 2 new ones launched since yesterday. One we wrote about this AM. The second is contained in the ACLU's court filing demanding the safe transfer out of all DCFS kids. Stay tuned
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Christy Gutowski Nov 16
DCFS investigating new complaint involving teens at Uptown psychiatric hospital. Meanwhile, ACLU calls for removal of DCFS kids based on yet another allegation, this one involving a 19-year-old, according today's federal filing.
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Christy Gutowski Nov 16
Tribune update: After DCFS launches 17th child abuse hotline investigation this year involving Uptown psychiatric hospital, ACLU of Illinois today asks a federal judge to force the state child welfare agency to transfer all foster youth out of the private facility.
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Christy Gutowski Nov 16
Prosecutors claim conspiracy, defense blasts evidence as 3 Chicago cops face trial in alleged cover-up of... -- and with a nice curtain raiser
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Jason Meisner Nov 16
A convicted child sex offender fired from job at Hancock observatory after report moved to Oregon, tried to land job with Ronald McDonald House, prosecutors say.
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Elyssa Cherney Nov 15
Update (and picture) in case I've been covering: Public guardian alleges more money — up to $750,000 — stolen from dementia patient by nursing home workers
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Jason Meisner Nov 15
Ex-guard at downtown federal jail pleads guilty to smuggling drugs, cellphone for bribes reports
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Jason Meisner Nov 14
///BREAKING/// Lauded ex-Chicago police commander charged with stealing $360,000 from his mother’s Social Security w/
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Christy Gutowski Nov 14
She's been waiting 15 months for her rape kit to be processed. A new proposal to track evidence aims to... with another important story.
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Bill Ruthhart Nov 13
For those of you scoring at home ... Ballot petitions get filed Monday through Nov. 26. How many will get on the ballot? Stay tuned.
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Pamela Ward Nov 14
This is such an outrageous story. We should be thankful for the journalists and community activists who work to hold the police accountable or else all of this would be swept away.
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Christy Gutowski Nov 14
Year after jury's record award in off-duty shooting, victim awaits payout while Chicago cop collects a... and with powerful, poignant update.
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Dave Clarkin Nov 14
Replying to @kylehillman @WBEZ and 2 others
I do think it is important for charter schools like Noble to honor all FOIA requests as if they are public schools, to show they have nothing to hide and I hope that CPS will "help them" be transparent.
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