What we do

We’re the go-to for news about life in Chicago Heights.

We publish crucial stories that hold powerful accountable, highlight the voices of everyday folks and dive deep into them to tell you not just what happened, but what to do about it.

The people of Chicago Heights have been ignored for too long.

We at Citizen Grit promise to change that. 

Here’s what else we promise:


To publish smart, high-quality news for all residents no matter how much money they make, what they look like or what language they speak.


To be a powerful monitor of the city’s government, elections, schools and other public services.


To offer solutions for your local issues and problems.

We will never endorse candidates or accept political money.

There is no coverage of Chicago Heights. It’s about time we get some. We need honest reporting, unbiased news and real reporting of the facts.


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