Alden Loury

Cycle 3 Fellow


loury headshot copyAlden Loury is a senior policy analyst with the Better Government Association providing research, data analysis, lobbying, communications and writing in pursuit of good government reforms. Alden joined the BGA in October 2011 as a senior investigator and documented abuses with legislative scholarships, ward remapping and parking perks for government employees, among other stories. Prior to joining the BGA, Alden spent 12 years at The Chicago Reporteras a reporter, editor and publisher. He authored, edited or provided research for more than 50 investigative projects examining the impact of race and poverty in drug sentencing, jury verdicts, jury selection, lottery ticket sales, fatal police shootings, retail leakage, residential development near demolished public housing and subprime mortgage lending, among others. Alden has discussed his work on ABC7, CBS2, Chicago Public Radio, CNN, FOX32, NBC5, WGN-TV and WTTW Chicago Tonight. His research has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, Los Angeles Times, Forbes and The Chicago Defender. A Chicago native, Alden grew up in the LeClaire Courts public housing development and the South Side’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, where he lives today. Alden is married with three daughters.

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