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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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Christy Gutowski Apr 18
Chicago area drops population for fourth straight year, census data show; Cook, DuPage and Lake counties... and angie_leventis with this deep dive.
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Christy Gutowski Apr 17
More reaction from Randy Liebich, 39, who was 22 when he was arrested for the death of his girlfriend’s toddler in DuPage in 2002. Liebich has always maintained his innocence. He won a new trial and prosecutors today dropped charges. The Exoneration Project represented him.
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Christy Gutowski Apr 17
I wrote an in-depth article for the ⁦⁩ circa 2011 about Randy Liebich’s efforts — amid changing medical science — to clear his name in the 2002 death of 2-year-old Steven Quinn. He eventually won a new trial. Today, DuPage Co. prosecutors dropped charges.
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Patrick Regan Apr 17
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Gregory Pratt Apr 17
ICYMI: Toni Preckwinkle said, “We’ve returned every single dollar that was raised at the Burke event.” But it actually depends what you mean by “returned.” Much of that money is still in her bank account. Our latest with
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Mary Schmich Apr 16
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david jackson Apr 16
On the biggest stories, the best reporters get to work. Here's on her latest cache of texts and emails from the sealed Smollett files:
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Brandis Friedman Apr 16
. architecture critic talks about the fire damage to the historic on
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Megan Crepeau Apr 16
The State's Attorney's FOIA office sent a huge document dump of internal communications related to the case. Here's Kim Foxx to her top deputy, complaining that Smollett's 16-count indictment was excessive:
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Gregory Pratt Apr 16
NEWS: Toni Preckwinkle says she returned $116,000 raised at Ed Burke's home. But campaign filing shows only $43,750 tied to fundraiser returned, per Tribune analysis. Preckwinkle spox says they're following up with those who “have not cashed the checks."
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Christy Gutowski Apr 16
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot donates money she got from developer charged in alleged scheme tied to Ald....
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Christy Gutowski Apr 16
with an update on this important story. Advocates say the state’s oversight of the system and response to problematic providers has improved in recent years. Impactful work by greats and
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david jackson Apr 16
Goodwin's conviction should end a long saga for adults with disabilities, said 's Deb Kennedy. & the powerful journalism of :
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Elvia Malagon Apr 12
A small town two hours away from Chicago opened the door for a private company to secure an ICE contract and build an immigration detention center in Illinois. But a legislative maneuver has emerged and could derail those plans (photo by )
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Christy Gutowski Apr 12
Ald. Edward Burke linked to new bribery charges against real estate developer -- by and
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Jason Meisner Apr 12
Stay tuned for a major development in the corruption investigation involving Chicago Ald. Edward Burke ...
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Jason Meisner Apr 11
///BREAKING/// City of Chicago sues ‘Empire’ actor over alleged hate crime hoax, demanding he repay costs of police investigation.
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Christy Gutowski Apr 11
5 years after my husband died, I know I'll never graduate from grief. New Facebook changes could help those...
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Jason Meisner Apr 10
Officer Janet Mondragon told detectives after the shooting the teen was waving a knife as he neared . 2 yrs later she told the IG she remembered little and didn’t see the shooting because she was putting her police SUV in park.
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Jeremy Gorner Apr 10
4 Chicago cops fighting dismissals in alleged cover-up of Laquan McDonald shooting
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