Chicago Tribune reporter covering Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Hall. | @EIU grad | Rock Island native |

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Bill Ruthhart is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune covering Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Hall.

Prior to moving to the City Hall beat in April 2013, Ruthhart was a watchdog reporter for the Tribune, focusing on government and political coverage. He wrote extensively about Illinois state agencies,...

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May 23, 2017

RT @fspielman: Cubs still pressuring city to shut down Addison& Clark on game days. That request expected to be renewed after Manchester st…

May 23, 2017

Pritzker camp draws attention to Rauner 'crisis' quote that's not much different than Rahm Emanuel's 'don't let a crisis to go waste' line. https://t.co/zMNpBNi7qO

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Suburban reporter, The Indianapolis Star.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Various online tools and search engines, Excel, Access, Nexis and a wide range of public records and many others, depending on the story.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

No assignment is too small. Work hard and focus on one story at a time.