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Louise Kiernan
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Louise Kiernan 3h
Families and the college consultant behind the financial aid scandal finally talk. They’re not at fault, they say. The 💰college system is.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 14
I'm here to tell you that even when your child has graduated from being a camper at summer camp to being a counselor, you will find yourself scouring the camp website photos for evidence of their health and well-being.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 14
🎉🎉🎉 Our reporting fellow, , won best radio news series from for this story she did while she was .
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Louise Kiernan Aug 13
Congrats to our , a finalist for the best feature award for her reporting on children trapped in psychiatric hospitals past their release dates. If you missed it, you can read it here:
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Louise Kiernan Aug 13
Congratulations to our friends over at !
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Vignesh Ramachandran Aug 12
This quote in ’s recent story tells it all about a lucrative loophole in Illinois’ gambling law. This Waukegan, Illinois truck stop makes bank:
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Louise Kiernan Aug 9
Any week that includes being gifted these socks by one of your reporters ends up being a pretty good week.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 9
More questions than answers in legislative hearing to try to figure out how to close "shocking" college financial aid loophole we wrote about. Is it theft? Can you deny admission? And what about the parents?
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Louise Kiernan Aug 8
Okay, I would have been WAY more interested in the feral hogs thing if I had realized there was a connection.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 8
Join our team, build cool things, do kickass investigative journalism.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 8
If you want to understand how gambling really works in Illinois, read this tale about one city, one company and a whole lot of clout and money. Oh, and a truck stop where a truck can’t fit.
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ProPublica Aug 6
Attention. We are sometimes fun.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 5
We're thrilled is hosting an event for us . Join us Aug. 17 and help support our investigative journalism while you enjoy really funny, smart people - not us, not that we aren't funny and smart - turning Cards Against Humanity into improv.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 2
Will parents be called before Illinois lawmakers to explain why they were turning over guardianship of their teenagers to get college financial aid? The lawmakers hope so. More on the hearing scheduled for next week.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 2
💥Fun news!💥 We're doing an event with at . So if you like investigative journalism and improv, join us! Aug. 17 at 7:30. Tickets only $15. And don't worry. The Cards Against Humanity folks will handle the improv, not .
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Louise Kiernan Aug 1
Lawmakers say they want to subpoena parents for hearing into financial aid scheme where families transferred custody of teenagers to qualify for grants or scholarships.
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Louise Kiernan Aug 1
Curious how landed the story about parents giving up custody of their teenagers to qualify for college financial aid? Reporter tells you in this week's newsletter. Sign up here and get the scoop Friday morning:
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Louise Kiernan Jul 31
Replying to @whet
Ordered— thank you!
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ProPublica Illinois Jul 31
UPDATE: Illinois has directed his staff to look into stopping the college aid scheme uncovered by : “If people are defrauding the system … we need to go find them," he said. "And make sure those dollars go to the right people."
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Louise Kiernan Jul 31
What is giving me great joy today is learning that my toddler nephew loves the NYC subway shirt we got him so much that he won't wear it. Instead, he carries it around so he can look at it.
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