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Kaarin Tisue
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Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Illinois Federation of Teachers lobbyist files suit over law that rolled back his public pension windfall.
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Outgoing DCFS chief Bobbie Gregg urges action in wake of Chicago Tribune investigation on residential treatment for troubled youths.
Illinois authorities urgently need to overhaul the state’s mental health programs for impoverished youth or they will only see more of the violence and abuse exposed by a recent Tribune investigation on residential treatment centers, a panel of experts told state lawmakers Wednesday.
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Working with Medill Watchdog interns, Chicago Tribune reporters document problems with residential treatment in facilities across the U.S.
Six years after the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that youths were beaten and abused inside residential treatment centers across the country, the mistreatment and violence continue amid inconsistent oversight by government agencies, an investigation by the Tribune and Northwestern University's Medill Watchdog program has uncovered.
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A transgender teen hoped for a fresh start in residential care. Instead, she wound up feeling safer on the streets. A Chicago Tribune graphic essay.
A transgender teen hoped that residential treatment would offer her a fresh start. But she wound up feeling safer on the streets.
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Kids from Indian Oaks Academy tell of running to an abandoned building nearby that's so dangerous, they know staff won't follow them there.
The youths living at Indian Oaks Academy knew staff members were forbidden to follow them into the hulking abandoned building next door. With its crumbling walls, shattered windows and collapsing ceilings, it was too dangerous.
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Chicago Tribune reporters got confidential juvenile records that document what it's like for boys living at Lawrence Hall in Chicago.
Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes.
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Falling debt rating exposes how much swap deals have put Chicago at risk.
Chicago's dropping debt rating has officials scrambling to renegotiate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts that analysts say expose Chicago to more derivatives risk than most major cities.
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Dr. Anjum Usman, known nationally for alternative autism treatments, is disciplined in Illinois after regulators accused her of subjecting two boys to unwarranted, risky therapies.
A Naperville doctor nationally known for offering alternative autism treatments has agreed to have her Illinois medical license placed on probation for at least a year after state regulators accused her of subjecting two children to unwarranted, dangerous therapies.
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When residential treatment centers accept kids they can't handle, they sometimes rely on police to keep the peace -- with the kids acquiring criminal records as a result.
Placed in a Wisconsin residential treatment center for youths with behavioral and mental health problems, the teenager ran away for a night to visit his girlfriend.
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The sex trade claims runaways from troubled residential treatment centers in Illinois.
The central Illinois truck stop was chilly and dark on the November morning last year when Mary Bohanan was arrested for prostitution.
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Indian Oaks Academy specializes in caring for youths who have been sexually abused. But a Chicago Tribune investigation finds some were abused all over again at the facility.
The 19-year-old lay awake at night, dreading the moment when his roommate would call to him from the bunk below.
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When a residential treatment center becomes a crash pad for young criminals, there's an impact on the community.
One teenager raped a 50-year-old woman as she walked to the "L" stop at dawn.
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I make writing better in hopes of making the world better.
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Watchdog editor
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Investigative reporting, consumer watchdog stories, public service journalism
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Watchdog editor at Chicago Tribune. Ballroom dancer by night. Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias.
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Projects I helped edit were Pulitzer Prize finalists in investigative reporting for three straight years.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    1990
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