Welcome to the blog of Ken Hare, investigative reporter and former journalist for the historic Chicago Defender newspaper, whose groundbreaking stories paved the way to laws and policies being changed at the city, county and state levels.

In the spirits of justice and humility, I aim to continue reporting on the important issues that matter most to everyday Chicagoans. Issues that for the most part, go largely underreported, if not completely ignored due to the complex and often times conflicting oaths, obligations and secret dealings that tend to entangle its public and private officials.

It’s a well known fact that Chicago is one of the most vibrant cities in the US, with a world renown lakefront and enviable skyline; however, just beyond its glitzy downtown that’s continuing development lies a city in virtual ruins south and west of the Loop.

One that consistently tops the national news as the “murder capital” of the country with more shootings and homicides in 2016 than New York and LA combined, according to the New York Post. And there’s a reason for that. A reason that you’ll never most likely hear about in the mainstream media – and there’s a reason for that too as well.

Stay tuned as we work to bring you groundbreaking insights and astonishing revelations that strike at the heart and soul.

Defending Chicago

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