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Liam Ford
Reporter/Writer
My Role

I'm a reporter and sometime rewrite at the Tribune's Breaking News Center. We keep an eye on breaking stories, take quick information on breaking stories from reporters in the field and watch out for what our competition knows that we don't--but should.
My Biography

I'm a native of Chicago's Austin neighborhood, and now live on the Far North Side with my wife and two children. I've been at the Tribune since early 1998 and with the Breaking News Center since late 2008. From March 1998 to early 2001 I worked mostly with Tribune columnist John Kass and earned the nickname "Slim." From 2001-2004 I covered the renovation of Soldier Field as part of my beat reporting on the Chicago Park District; my book on the history of the stadium, "Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City," was published in October 2009. Before coming to the Tribune, I was a reporter, rewrite and sometime radio news editor with the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago for several years; I started my career as a reporter at the Montgomery Advertiser in Montgomery, Alabama. My family's been in Chicago since at least 1857. I'm the eldest of eight siblings.
My Interests

I read and write about history and politics. Much of my free time is spent with my wife and kids at various Chicago parks and museums. As part of my interest in Chicago history, I sometimes take photos of buildings that are about to be torn down, and I collect old photographs of Chicago buildings. I keep bees.
My Recent Articles

Sinaloa cartel associate brought to Chicago to face charges 4/16/2014
An alleged associate of captured Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has  been brought back to Chicago to face charges in what has been described as the biggest drug case ever brought here.

Judge backs jailing of Amber Creek suspect 4/16/2014
A judge in Racine County, Wis., determined this morning that there is probable cause to hold James Eaton for trial in the killing of a 14-year old Palatine girl.

Chicago TV anchor appears on 'Person of Interest' 4/16/2014
CBS 2 co-anchor Kate Sullivan made an appearance on the crime thriller program, “Person of Interest” Tuesday night, playing, you guessed it, a TV news anchor.

Cops: Cameras help track down suspect in Lakeview sexual assault 4/16/2014
A man caught on surveillance cameras has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman as she walked home through a Lakeview alley, according to police.

Boys jump from fire into arms of cops, neighbors 4/16/2014
It took a minute for the man standing on the front porch of the West Pullman home to realize what was going on when his neighbors started yelling to him that his house was burning.