Rachel Otwell

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NPR Illinois reporter Rachel Otwell has been awarded a grant from ProPublica for a year-long investigative project in 2019. More than 215 news organizations applied from 43 states, according to a news release from ProPublica announcing the award.

Meet Rachel Otwell

Sep 30, 2018

Tara McClellan McAndrew explores a past experience of NPR Illinois reporter Rachel Otwell.

Rachel Otwell and Daisy Contreras headshots
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NPR Illinois had been recognized for excellence in reporting during the recent Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Awards. 

woman at Capitol with "People Not Politics" sign
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Illinois is in is seventh week without a state budget. How did it get to this point, and why? 

For this segments of The Players -- all about who's who in Illinois politics and what they're up to -- Amanda Vinicky rehashes with Rachel Otwell. 

Rachel Otweel headshot
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