Reporter @suntimes. Mostly crime for @CSTBreaking. #ChicagoScanner tweets unverified until storied. Cooks with cast iron. Tips: mhendrickson@suntimes.com

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Biography

Matthew Hendrickson is a reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times and a freelance writer living in Chicago.

Peter Lisagor Award - Chicago Headline Club

2009 - Neighborhood/Community News
Winner for a three-part series on childhood lead poisoning rates in Chicago. The series examined how children continue to be exposed to unsafe levels of lead, particularly in areas of the city with a greater concentration of poverty. The series included tagging along with a city lead inspector for a day, city data analysis and having soil samples tested.

Illinois Press Association

2014 - Local Editorial
Won second place for an editorial urging local schools to provide free ECG heart screenings to students, which can save young lives.