Lauren FitzPatrick Investigative Reporter
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Lauren FitzPatrick is an investigative reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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48 Articles
4 months ago
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Latest recalls of formula meant frantic search for family of suburban boy, 5, who needs it to sur...

With help from La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Zayne Negoski of Joliet got an alternative feeding-tube formula. But hi...

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4 months ago
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Another insider deal at beleaguered Cook County agency

After being subpoenaed by federal investigators regarding its land dealings, Bridget Gainer and the Cook County Land ...

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5 months ago
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Pay up, Cook County orders homeowners after Sun-Times exposed wrongful property tax breaks

After Sun-Times reports exposed questionable tax breaks, Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi tells four people to pay a ...

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5 months ago
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Cook County assessor’s official charged in corruption case with taking home improvements, jewelry...

The document charging Lavdim “Deme” Memisovski was signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amarjeet S. Bhachu, who is prose...

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5 months ago
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State Rep. Delia Ramirez defeats Ald. Gil Villegas in newly drawn Illinois 3rd District

A jubilant crowd greeted Ramirez, 39, chanting her name as she entered her election party Tuesday. Supporters had cre...

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5 months ago
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Delia Ramirez holds onto lead over Gil Villegas in newly drawn Illinois 3rd District

Ramirez was up 65% to Villegas’ 25%, with more than half of the 551 precincts counted.

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6 months ago
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Cook County rescued popular restaurant from tax sale, then hosted an event there

The Cook County Land Bank Authority is barred from putting in a claim on occupied property, but it did so for Josephi...

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6 months ago
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CPS scraps plans for new $120M Near South Side high school — for now

Pedro Martinez, the school system’s chief executive, made the surprise announcement at Wednesday’s school board meeti...

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6 months ago
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Does Chicago’s Near South Side need a new $120 million high school?

With Chicago Public Schools enrollment falling, the Chicago Board of Education is about to take up plans to build a n...

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6 months ago
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In Cook County, governments have lost $88.7 million, letting tenants skip out on property taxes

They lease public property to businesses. Many don’t pay their taxes. And the government landlords do little to monit...

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7 months ago
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After years of not paying property taxes, Chinatown mall’s owners face a new tax problem

A hoped-for county bailout failed. An appeal to Assessor Fritz Kaegi cut only a portion of the $2.4 million Chinatown...

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8 months ago
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Taxing times for popular South Side restaurant eased by county agency

Josephine’s Cookin’ in Chatham hasn’t paid its property taxes in 12 years. Thanks to the actions of the Cook County L...

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