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

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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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Nov 17, 2017

@KMoneyDaBoss @ChiTribCloutSt Hello, Kara. You'd have to ask Commissioner Gainer, who was not interested in discussing in-depth. Thanks for reading.

Nov 17, 2017

RT @BillRuthhart: Who will take on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2019? Troy LaRaviere is in, Chuy Garcia sounds like it, Garry McCart…

Nov 17, 2017

RT @rap30: From #ILGov GOP candidate Jeanne Ives FB: "Chicago Tribune - get the story right. Nobody from State Board of Electi…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/931596444045332480 

Nov 17, 2017

RT @chicagotribune: The Chicago Tribune will move to Prudential Plaza in early 2018 after 93 years in the paper’s namesake tower at 435…

Nov 17, 2017

RT @jmetr22b: Really wish I could be there the first time an authentic Tribune Tower cockroach the size of badger waddles into so…

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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.