About the Red Line Project

The Red Line Project was founded by Mike Reilley in January 2011 and is updated by UIC communication students. The site covers news and urban issues in Chicago neighborhoods through the lens of data reporting, multimedia, social media and mobile reporting. The site has won more than 65 national, regional and local awards.

In March 2022, the Red Line Project moved from its .org location to RedLineProject.news and underwent a major redesign by Billy O’Keefe and Reilley. The new design better highlights the data visualizations and multimedia, and it provides a better user experience on desktop, laptop and mobile. Disqus comments were added to the bottom of each story page along with a new special projects section.

For more about how ethics drive our reporting and editing, see our principles and policies page, which was featured in this case study by Trusting News.

If you would like to use or aggregate content on this site, please follow the guidelines in our Creative Commons 3.0 Unported License.

This site is not affiliated with the Chicago Transit Authority or the CBS series The Red Line.

Adviser/founder: Mike ReilleyTwitter

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