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Tracy Swartz
Works at Chicago Tribune
Attended University of Illinois at Springfield
Lived in Reseda, California
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Dick Wolf lauds Chicago while insulting its residents at press conference Wednesday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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Taylor Bennett, brother of Chance the Rapper, was in court this morning after officials said he tested positive for marijuana.
Rapper Taylor Bennett is facing a probation violation after testing positive last month for marijuana, court records show.
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Gina Rodriguez talks "Annihilation" role, controversial haircut in October issue of Latina magazine.
Chicago native Gina Rodriguez said she will play a Chicago paramedic "who happens to be a lesbian and an ex-addict" in the upcoming science-fiction drama "Annihilation."
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Amy Schumer gushes about her boyfriend Ben Hanisch's parents, who live in Palatine.
Amy Schumer has already declared love for her boyfriend, Chicago furniture designer Ben Hanisch. Now she's declaring love for his parents, who live in Palatine.
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Eddie Vedder climbed into Dennis Rodman's arms on stage at Monday's Pearl Jam concert at Wrigley Field.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has all of his Chicago sports bases covered.
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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, a diehard Cubs fan who spent part of his childhood in Evanston, threw out the first pitch at a Cubs game and played Wrigley Field last week.
It's been quite a homestand for Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.
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Northbrook teen Laura Bretan and Southwest Side choir Musicality compete to get into "America's Got Talent" finals.
Northbrook teen Laura Bretan is used to being the showstopper for "America's Got Talent."
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Steve Harvey kicks off his fifth season with Jay Leno and Simone Manuel in Chicago.
Daytime meets primetime as Steve Harvey chats with former "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno on next month's fifth season premiere of "Steve Harvey."
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Nick Offerman is set to visit the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and his hometown of Minooka as part of "Good Clean Fun" book tour.
Actor Nick Offerman is slated to return to his hometown of Minooka in October as part of a tour to promote his upcoming book about his passion for woodworking.
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Harry Connick, Jr. recently visited the "Empire" set in Chicago for his new talk show, "Harry."
Harry Connick, Jr. visited the "Empire" set in Chicago over the weekend for upcoming segments of his new talk show, a representative for the show said Tuesday.
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"Shameless" cast began filming Season 7 in Chicago this week.
The Gallaghers are back in town, and they've already started to party.
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I chatted with Alan Ruck and Hannah Kasulka on the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios set of the new FOX series The Exorcist.
Thirty years after he starred in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Alan Ruck was ready to spend another memorable day at Wrigley Field .
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Tracy Swartz covers the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago homicides for the Chicago Tribune RedEye.
Employment
  • Chicago Tribune
    RedEye 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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Tracy Swartz is a Chicago Tribune reporter and creator of RedEye Chicago's homicide map.
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  • 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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