Claudia Morell

Claudia Morell

Originally from San Francisco, Claudia Morell began her news career as a reporter for WFUV, an NPR affiliate station at Fordham University. There, she won a national Gracie Award for her coverage of Superstorm Sandy and a local AP award for her collaborative effort on a series about life in New York City post-9/11, entitled "The New Normal." Claudia eventually migrated to Chicago to accept a nine-month fellowship at WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio), before working for TDL ahead of the 2015 municipal election. Claudia has a B.A. in International Political Economy and History, and an M.A. in Public Communications from Fordham University.

Articles by Claudia:

New Vehicle Safety Requirements For City Contractors, $1M+ Grants Advances Out of Budget Committee

Members of the Council’s Budget Committee Tuesday approved the disbursement of more than a million dollars in federal and private grants for the city Health Department’s ongoing efforts to track and combat sexually transmitted diseases, as well as this year’s One Summer Chicago program. New safety requirements for city contractors that use large trucks or vehicles also advanced and is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to reduce traffic fatalities.

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Weekly Contribution Roundup

Every Friday we will begin reporting out all new campaign committees filed with the State Board of Elections, new major donations to gubernatorial candidates and Chicago electeds: New Committees D-1 Friends of Marcelino Garcia from MWRD (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District)

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The CPS Funding Saga

For the second year in a row, Chicago Public Schools has found itself in the direst of financial positions. Having built a budget on expectations of state funding and then spending a year blaming Springfield, CPS is once again faced with with the challenge of finding enough cash to make its annual pension payment and while keeping schools open. When the clock ran out last year and the pension bill came due on June 30th, CPS was forced to borrow $200 million from banks. Last Friday, they announced plans to do it again.

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