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April 12, 2024

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John Kraft (jmkraft)
Member:  Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and the Chicago Headline Club

Kirk Allen
Member:  Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and the Chicago Headline Club

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