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Tracy Swartz
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Attended University of Illinois at Springfield
Lived in Reseda, California
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"Hidden Figures" will be screened for free today at a Southwest Side movie theater, courtesy of Taraji P. Henson.
"Empire" actress Taraji P. Henson rented a Southwest Side movie theater for a free Sunday screening of her new movie "Hidden Figures."
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New York magazine columnist Mandy Stadtmiller, a Northwestern University, is writing a memoir about her dating disasters
New York magazine columnist Mandy Stadtmiller has landed a book deal about her failed romantic relationships that date back to her time as a Northwestern University student.
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OK Go performed a cover of Morrissey's "Interesting Drug" on "The Late Late Show"
The rock band OK Go, which formed in Chicago and is now based in Los Angeles, covered Morrissey's song "Interesting Drug" Wednesday on "The Late Late Show with James Corden."
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"Empire" star Ta'Rhonda Jones "connects" with her deceased cousin, a Chicago homicide victim, on the upcoming season of "Long Island Medium."
"Empire" star Ta'Rhonda Jones connects with her cousin -- a Chicago homicide victim -- on an episode of "Long Island Medium" set to air next month, the TLC network said in a press release .
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Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett, brother of Chance the Rapper, revealed today he is bisexual
Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett revealed Wednesday he is bisexual.
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SNL's drunk girls on Halloween sketch inspired by Aidy Bryant's experience at a Columbia College party, she said.
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Aidy Bryant said last year's "SNL" sketch about drunk girls on Halloween was inspired by a party she attended as a student at Columbia College .
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"Wayne's World" set to return to some theaters next month
The city of Aurora will be back in the spotlight next month when "Wayne's World" returns to some movie theaters for its 25th anniversary.
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D.B. Sweeney stars in the new Chicago-set movie "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone."
Though he's lived in the Chicago area for less than four years, actor D.B. Sweeney is already well-versed in playing local characters. He played a Chicago mayor in "Chi-Raq" in 2015, and he portrays a Chicago-area pastor in the new movie "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone."
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Kristin Cavallari's response to Jay Cutler body shamers drew criticism for her "300-pound lesbian" remark
If reality-star-turned-shoe-designer Kristin Cavallari meant to dismiss critics of her husband, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler , all she did was seemingly add fuel to the fire.
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Zac Brown Band is set to return to Wrigley Field in August
The Zac Brown Band is set to return to Wrigley Field in August, adding to a busy concert lineup for the North Side ballpark.
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Kathy Griffin recalls that time Mr. T helped her out of a jam before a gig at the Chicago Theatre
Oak Park native Kathy Griffin recalled South Side native Mr. T helping her out of a jam before a gig at the Chicago Theatre during an appearance Tuesday on Conan O'Brien 's show.
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U2 adds second Soldier Field date to upcoming "The Joshua Tree Tour."
U2 has added a second Soldier Field date to its upcoming "The Joshua Tree Tour," Live Nation announced Tuesday.
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Tracy Swartz, reporter
Introduction
Tracy Swartz is a Chicago Tribune reporter and creator of RedEye Chicago's homicide map.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
    Public Affairs Reporting, 2005 - 2006
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Internet Journalism, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Florida
    Political Science, 2000 - 2004
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Tracy Swartz
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Occupation
Tracy Swartz covers the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago homicides for the Chicago Tribune RedEye.
Employment
  • Chicago Tribune
    Tribune reporter, 2007 - present
  • Springfield News-Leader
    Capitol bureau, 2006 - 2007
  • New York Daily News
    City Hall reporting intern, 2006 - 2006
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    Capitol reporting intern, 2006 - 2006
  • Newsday
    Nation/world producer, 2004 - 2005
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    State reporting intern, 2004 - 2004
  • Baltimore Sun
    Business reporting intern, 2004 - 2004
  • Duluth News Tribune
    Police reporting intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Roanoke Times
    G.A. reporting intern, 2003 - 2003
  • USA Today
    Web travel intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Roll Call
    G.A. reporting intern, 2002 - 2002
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Reseda, California - Sarasota, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Springfield, Virginia - Roanoke, Virginia - Duluth, Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Hyattsville, Maryland - Manhattan, New York - Brooklyn, New York - Queens, New York - Springfield, Illinois - Columbia, Missouri - Chicago, Illinois
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