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Working the Story

Working the Story is a video series that explains how Sun-Times reporters do their work reporting, sourcing, and investigating our biggest stories.

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Working the Story: Covering campaigns is harder than it used to be

At one time, reporters tagged along with candidates routinely in the final stretch of the campaign and reported what they said on the trail. For many reasons veteran Sun-Times political reporters Lynn Sweet and Mark Brown explain, those days are long gone.

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Working the Story: Mansions, toilets and tax breaks

In this "Working the Story," Chicago Sun-Times' reporters Tim Novak and Tina Sfondeles talk with columnist Mary Mitchell about how the Sun-Times broke the story in May 2017, then continued to ask tough questions once Pritzker entered the governor's race.

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Working the Rahm Story: Reporters live for days like this

When Rahm Emanuel announced he would not be running for re-election, it was all hands on deck in the Sun-Times newsroom to cover the story. The timing was tough. Our veteran City Hall reporter, Fran Spielman, was out of country, so her beat now belonged to everyone.

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Working the Story: ‘Everyone did something to make history’

Sun-Times reporter Maureen O'Donnell is recognized as one of the leading obituary writers in the nation. She talks about her most memorable stories with Sun-Times columnist and obit writer Neil Steinberg.

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Working the Story: Who goes to a Trump rally? We drove to Indiana to find out.

Tag along as Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Tina Sfondeles and multimedia journalist Maria de la Guardia find out what voters care about.

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Working the Story: How the Sun-Times got the scoop on ‘Dirty Schools’

Listen as Lauren FitzPatrick explains how she uncovered the story of filthy conditions and failed cleanliness inspections at Chicago Public Schools.

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Working the Story: What it’s been like to cover Loyola Ramblers, Sister Jean

VIDEO: Working the Story is a series produced by the Chicago Sun-Times that explores how our reporters do their jobs.

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Working the Story: ‘It’s hard to grasp the impact he had on a nation’

Part of the reason for choosing this photograph because it's hard for people to grasp the impact that Martin Luther King Jr had on the nation.

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Working the Story: The Donald and Dina Markham Mystery

Working the Story is a video feature of the Chicago Sun-Times that explores all aspects of covering big stories. Sun-Times reporters and editors reveal the twists and turns required to confirm and report stories they worked on.