Brett Chase Reporter
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Sun Times

Brett Chase reports on environmental protection, pollution and public health under a grant from The Chicago Community Trust. He is a former investigative reporter for the Better Government Association, and, before that, worked at Bloomberg News, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Crain’s Chicago Business. He has a journalism degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and has taught journalism at Loyola University in Chicago.

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Chicago Sun Times

Focus Areas

  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Public Health

204 Articles
3 months ago
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Southwest Side mom furious after city blasts lead paint on viaduct with water

City says alderperson ordered the power wash. Viaducts along Central Park between 63rd and 67th streets have high lev...

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3 months ago
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Highland Park shooting victim Cooper Roberts is off painkillers, eating solid food

The 8-year-old’s spirits are improved, say family members who released a video of the boy racing his wheelchair.

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4 months ago
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Illinois prisons have unsafe water, groups warn

Gov. J.B. Pritzker must address “inhumane” conditions that include bacteria and toxic metals contamination and inadeq...

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4 months ago
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Highland Park mass shooting victim Cooper Roberts feels ‘hopeless, sad and angry,’ family says

“What will I do at recess,” paralyzed 8-year-old boy asks his family who says “the reality of his life is setting in.”

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4 months ago
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Pat Quinn calls on Lightfoot to release Little Village implosion report

Citing a recent Sun-Times story, the former governor, who is exploring a run for mayor, says a watchdog investigation...

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4 months ago
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Seven months before smokestack’s botched implosion smothered Little Village in dust, Chicago city...

Of the steps that John Kryl urged his City Hall bosses be taken, “Not a single one of these things was done,” a commu...

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4 months ago
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Highland Park mass shooting victim Cooper Roberts, 8, moved from intensive care

The boy, paralyzed when his spinal cord was severed by a bullet July 4, was moved to a rehabilitation center on Sunda...

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4 months ago
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Mom of Highland Park shooting victim Cooper Roberts expresses thanks

Keely Roberts makes her first public comments since her 8-year-old son was paralyzed by a gunman’s bullet on July 4.

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4 months ago
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CPS urged to save jobs of teachers who face firing after environmental protests

The teachers union claims George Washington High School teachers Lauren Bianchi and Chuck Stark are being retaliated ...

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4 months ago
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Two CPS teachers who protested General Iron face firing for encouraging students to do the same

The Chicago Teachers Union says the teachers, including a hunger striker, are being retaliated against for embarrassi...

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4 months ago
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Judge rejects bid to force Arwady deposition in General Iron case

The public health commissioner won’t be required to answer questions under oath after permit denial.

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4 months ago
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Lori Lightfoot’s showdown with the feds: What’s at stake for people in Chicago

The mayor calls HUD’s accusations that City Hall has engaged in environmental racism “preposterous.” The funding that...

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