Reporter Impact: July-August 2008


Heartland Alliance presented The Chicago Reporter, the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Radio and WTTW11 with the Midwest Light of Human Rights Award for the 2007 media collaboration Chicago Matters: Beyond Borders. The award was presented on Tuesday, June 10, at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago. The Reporter's contributions to Beyond Borders included cover investigations of the competition for jobs between African Americans and Latino immigrants (May/June 2007), the plight of undocumented Latino workers injured on the job and denied workers' compensation benefits (July/August 2007), and the challenges facing thousands of Mexicans seeking jobs and other opportunities in the United States but with few options to do so (September/October 2007). Beyond Borders explored the impact of immigration in Chicago and the region. Chicago Matters is an award-winning multimedia public affairs series made possible by The Chicago Community Trust with programming from WTTW11, Chicago Public Radio, the Chicago Public Library and the Reporter

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