Chicago

William Mullen
Written in the first person, Task Force reporter William Mullen describes how he infiltrated the office of Stanley Kusper, the commissioner of the Board of Election, and uncovered evidence of large scale election fraud.
George Bliss
William Mullen
The first article in the Tribune Task Force's lengthy investigation into election fraud in the March 21 primary election. William Mullen, a Task Force member, worked under at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioner's City Hall offices, where he used his access to public records to gather evidence of the fraud.
Task Force Report
Task Force Report
From editor's note: "Thousands of alcoholics every year, most of them on public aid, go thru the alcoholism treatment center at Northeast Community Hospital, a haven for welfare loafers and often a waste of time for patients who seek help. Conditions inside the hospital are described in this last article in a series by Task Force Director Pamela Zekman and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines." In order to research this story, reporter William Crawford posed as an alcoholic and was admitted to Northeast Community Hospital for "treatment."
By von Solbrig physician
von Solbrig Physician
The Tribune Task Force reports that one particular doctor at von Solbrig hospital performs a prolific number of tonsillectomies, often on several members of a family at once, in order to receive more welfare income.
Gets welfare cash
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "A diffuse network of flophouse operators, ambulance companies and a "patient recruiter" help keep the beds filled with public aid patients at Northeast Community Hospital, the city's largest private alcoholic treatment center. In this, the third of a series, Tribune Task Force Director Pamela Zekman and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines take a look at the patient recruiting system."
Only 18 of 50 'staff' practice at hospital
Pamela Zekman
Tribune Task Force director Pamela Zekman reports that a significant fraction of the doctors listed in vol Solbrig's staff directory do not actually work there and many have little or no connection to the hospital.
Lives are held in grimy hands
William Gaines
Tribune Task Force reporter William Gaines, who worked as a janitor at von Solbrig Hospital, reports that he is regularly asked by doctors and nurses to help watch or move patients in sterile environments.
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "Chicago's only for-profit general hospital, von Solbrig Memorial, is one doctor's personal fiefdom where financial shortcuts go hand in hand with unsafe and unsound medical practices. Filth, dangerous understaffing and violations of city and state regulations uncovered there are detailed in this, the first of a series, by Task Force Director Pamela Zekman, and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines."
Abortion Profiteers - Analysis
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
The Sun-Times explores why there is a high demand for walk-in abortion clinics in Chicago.
Pamela Zekman
Karen Koshner
The Sun-Times continues to report on the state's reaction to their "Abortion Profiteers" series. This article reports that the state of Illinois will look into claims that staffers at a South Side abortion clinic were asked to fabricate medical records.
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
As an addendum to their "Abortion Profiteers" series, the Sun-Times profile pro-life activist Joseph M. Scheidler.
Inside story of city's pro-life movement
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
In the fifteenth and final article of the Sun-Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series, reporter Pamela Warrick reports on her time spent volunteering at Chicago-based anti-abortion group Right-To-Life.
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
The Sun-Times profiles an honest, not-for-profit abortion referral agency, which rates Chicago-area abortion clinics based on their own investigations and feedback from women who have been patients at the clinics.
Found: safe, compassionate care
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This thirteenth installment of the Sun-Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series reports on Chicago-area clinics that, unlike their Michigan Av. counterparts, provide good, honest care and counselling for women looking to have abortions.
Counseling the patient: Buy this abortion
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
The eleventh installment of the Sun-Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series reports on the role of abortion "counselors," who are paid a commission for every abortion they "sell."
Karen Koshner
Pamela Zekman
Despite being ordered closed by state officials, Tower Reproductive Center is still performing abortions.
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