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This episode tells the story of a mysterious illegal dump in a Chicago neighborhood that grew to be six stories high and spanned an area equal to 13 football fields. It was part of a federal investigation that brought down a dozen corrupt politicians, but it left neighborhood residents angry and feeling used.
Today’s episode is a collaboration with USA Today.
Produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes. Edited by Deborah George. Sound design by Hannis Brown. Reported by Robin Amer, Wilson Sayre and Jenny Casas of USA Today. The City’s executive producer is Liz Nelson.
Our production manager is Najib Aminy. Our sound design team is Jim Briggs and Fernando Arruda, who had help from Kaitlin Benz.
Support for Reveal is provided by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.