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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@BillRuthhart — 6,536 followers, 10,616 tweets

Jul 26, 2017

RT @ReporterHal: Historic! Chicago City Council starts taking public comments today:  http://fw.to/wMenFtF 

Jul 19, 2017

RT @chicagotribune: 2 children were hit by gunshots Wednesday while going to buy snow cones in the Austin neighborhood  http://trib.in/2uchEqt 

Jul 19, 2017

Five more people - 8 total now - broke Chicago lobbying law by contacting Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his personal email: https://t.co/6X5k4erFbt https://t.co/KUrMWIYOst

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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.