Prior to all that, Justin served as a reporter for a pair of local newspapers in the Bay Area, a technical writer for the State of Illinois and a garbage man for a local junk-hauling franchise. He studied radio at the Transom Story Workshop.
Stories by Justin Bull
The Rundown: Will Chicago’s new mayor finally get the lead out?
Chicago is home to more lead service lines than any other major metropolitan area in the country. How did the city get into this situation?
The Rundown: The ‘ComEd Four’ are found guilty on every count in bribery scheme
The “ComEd Four” were found guilty. Police District Councils members were sworn in. Illinois House Speaker employees want a union.
The Rundown: Migrants housed in police stations as city struggles with support
Conditions are not good for migrants living temporarily in police station lobbies. Gun sales are up while Illinois’ assault weapons ban is on pause. The deadline is May 10 for creative workers hit hard by the pandemic eligible for the state’s Back 2 Business grants.
The Rundown: Chicago is struggling to manage the growing number of migrants
Chicago is trying to care for thousands of asylum seekers. A judge blocked enforcement of Illinois’ assault weapons ban.
Rundown Podcast: A guide to Chicago theater, art and opera to see this spring
WBEZ’s Spring Culture Guide has everything you need to say goodbye to winter in style, and we’re rounding up our favorite recommendations from the guide. In today’s episode: visual art, theater and opera. It’s always tough to know which shows and exhibits are worth your time. So host Erin Allen sat down with WBEZ producer and curator Julia Binswanger and producer Sarah Stark to talk about the productions in Chicago you shouldn’t miss this spring, including several from underrepresented voices.
The Rundown: Learning losses persist after the pandemic
A wide majority of parents in Chicago think their children are on track at school, but that’s not the case. Chicago daytime talkshow host Jerry Springer died yesterday. The Chicago Bears selected Tennessee offensive tackle Darnell Wright with the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Rundown: Lawmakers clash over crisis pregnancy centers
A bill sponsored by Illinois Democrats would put guardrails on Crisis Pregnancy Centers and has led anti-abortion protesters and Republican lawmakers to speak out. A West Side school serving students with autism abruptly announced it will close at the end of the school year. A physician at University of Illinois Health says men are living about six years fewer than women because they have to get dragged to the doctor’s office.
The Rundown: It’s time to start voting, Chicago
You can now vote early in the April 4 runoff election for mayor of Chicago. A three-year construction project on the Kennedy Expressway begins later today. It’s the vernal equinox, so keep your eyes peeled for “Chicagohenge.”
The Rundown: Your anti-Valentine’s celebration in a ‘Swifty’ breakup bar
A Taylor Swift breakup bar for the anti-Valentine. Mayoral candidates sparred in last night’s forum. Pushback on migrant housing plan.
The Rundown: Springfield proposal focuses on EMS worker body cameras
Watch parties for the Super Bowl. Early voting sites open across Chicago. A Springfield proposal would require EMS body cameras.