Megan O’Matz is a reporter at ProPublica, where she covers issues out of Wisconsin. O’Matz previously worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel where she worked for two decades. She was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for stories on widespread fraud in federal disaster aid programs. She also shared in the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting on the Parkland school shooting.
Jay Stone grew up in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago ward politics, the son of a longtime city alderman. But his own forays into politics left him distrustful of Chicago Democrats. When he ran for alderman in 2003, he was crushed at the polls after party leaders sent city workers out to campaign against him. […]