Alex V. Hernandez
Alex V. Hernandez is originally from Chicago and has bylines in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicago Magazine, City Bureau,In These Times and 90 Days, 90 Voices. He was also a 2017 Peter Lisagor Watchdog Award finalist for his work on an interactive Chicago Reporter database that shows where, how and when police misconduct happens in the city of Chicago. He tweets at @AVHndz.
These Community Activists Won Bail Reform. Now They Have To Force Judges To Comply.
Thousands of people still sit in Chicago’s Cook County Jail because they are too poor to afford bail. MORE
Act Locally · April 17, 2018
After U of Chicago Cop Shoots Undergrad, Students Say It’s Time to Defund and Disarm Campus Police
Police shot student Charles Thomas last week while he was in the grips of an apparent mental health crisis. MORE
Features · April 11, 2018
The Judges Cops Want: These Candidates Have Been Endorsed By Chicago’s Police Union
Last month, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, the city’s largest police union, released a list of candidates it is endorsing in the March 20 primary election. MORE
Working · March 19, 2018
“We Won’t Let Him Sleep”: The Dreamers Hounding Chuck Schumer.
Talking immigrant justice with a DACA recipient taking the fight to Schumer’s doorstep. MORE
Act Locally · February 13, 2018
In 1979, This Economist Predicted Puerto Rico’s Modern-Day Financial Crisis
The dominoes that led to the collapse were set up decades ago. MORE
Features · November 2, 2017