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WGLT's Sound Ideas - Thursday 6/9/2022

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On today's episode, WGLT correspondent Edith Brady-Lunny talks about her reporting on the Rica Rountree child abuse death. In Rica’s case, mandated reporters alerted the state’s child welfare agency of potential serious abuse. They sounded the alarm bell repeatedly, only to have those alarms ignored or not thoroughly investigated by the agency tasked with doing so. Instead, the investigator who mishandled Rica’s case was promoted.

Sarah Nardi is a WGLT reporter. She previously worked for the Chicago Reader covering Arts & Culture.