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Duaa Eldeib is an investigative reporter.
Duaa Eldeib has written about child welfare, criminal justice and education. Her series on polygraphs and confessions found that law enforcement officials used the so-called lie-detector test in numerous cases where suspects falsely confessed. Following her story, prosecutors dropped the charges against a mother who had been wrongfully convicted of killing her son, and Chicago police drastically reduced the use of polygraphs in criminal cases. Before joining the Tribune, Eldeib was a reporter at the Daily Southtown, where her series uncovering theft and corruption at a regional office of education led to the arrest of the superintendent and spurred lawmakers to abolish the office. Eldeib’s work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Illinois Press Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Missouri School of Journalism and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award For Young Journalists in 2013. Eldeib earned degrees in journalism and psychology from the University of Missouri.