Rebecca Burns is a Chicago-based reporter at The Lever. Her award-winning features and investigations have appeared in outlets including Bloomberg Green, the Chicago Reader, ProPublica Illinois, and USA Today.
The Coronavirus CrisisFed Lending Saved Corporate America. It Could Do the Same for Cities and States.
Local budgets are facing a wave of austerity that could be avoided with low-interest lending by the Fed, a new report suggests.
The Coronavirus CrisisIllinois Used Nearly 50 Facilities for Low-Income Seniors in Chicago as Polling Locations on Tuesday
Public health experts warned that holding in-person elections would worsen the coronavirus pandemic, but Illinois, Florida, and Arizona plowed ahead.
Oakland’s Moms 4 Housing Were Evicted by a Giant Corporation That Runs National Home-Flipping Operation
For every homeless person in Oakland, there are four empty homes. Many are owned by a subsidiary of home-flipping giant Wedgewood Properties.
House Democrats Poised to Rubber-Stamp the “Achilles’ Heel of Dodd-Frank”
Reauthorizing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as is would preserve loopholes while leaving the agency under-resourced and vulnerable to lawsuits.