Illinois Answers Project

Investigations. Solutions. Impact.


The Illinois Answers Project investigates significant problems in Chicago and Illinois through in-depth reporting and offers the most comprehensive solutions-focused reporting in the state. We inform, engage and mobilize residents, civic leaders and public officials to generate and implement changes that build a state of Illinois in which all communities can prosper.

About our journalism

Here at the Illinois Answers Project, our team of reporters work every day to uncover waste and wrongdoing in government, hold public officials accountable, and lift up solutions to Illinois’ most pressing problems.

We are published by the Better Government Association, Illinois’ nonprofit full-service watchdog organization.


Chicago, IL



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