Jul 26, 2022
In May, journalists Madison Hopkins and Cecilia Reyes were
awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their investigative series, “The
Failures Before the Fires,” which exposed dangerous systemic flaws
in how Chicago handles building code enforcement. On today’s
podcast, Hopkins and Reyes join us to discuss the details of their
award-winning investigation, how the enforcement process can be
biased in favor of landlords, and what lessons other cities can
take from Chicago.
Read the series, “The Failures Before the Fires,” a collaboration between the Chicago Tribune and Better Government Association
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