For 48 years, the Chicago Reporter has operated as an investigative nonprofit news source shining light on issues of race and poverty.
But last month, the publication was abruptly put on hiatus by the faith-based nonprofit that owns it, the Community Renewal Society.
Its editor and publisher has since been removed and dozens of former staffers are demanding answers.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC 7 political analyst Laura Washington, a former editor and publisher of the Reporter, is leading a campaign to save the publication along with other former staffers.
The Chicago Reporter Alumni Question Publication’s Hiatus. Owners Call It ‘Manufactured Hysteria’