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The Trace’s Chicago bureau is part of our local journalism initiative, which seeks to cover gun violence at the community level, with the full participation of those who are most affected by the crisis. We are doing that through a mix of stories and engagement journalism. We are people-powered and accountability focused, which means we’ll use what we learn from residents to fuel our investigations.

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Lead Reporters

  • Justin Agrelo

    Justin Agrelo is The Trace's Chicago engagement reporter.

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We want to hear your perspective on what’s missing from coverage about gun violence in Chicago. What do people simply not understand about your neighborhood? You can chime in by answering this very short survey.