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Elliott Ramos

Elliott Ramos is an investigative data journalist for CBS Chicago, responsible for the station's data-driven investigations, specializing in data visualizations, maps, and obtaining and analyzing large government databases via FOIA requests.

He was previously a data journalist for NBC News, covering a range of topics from energy, public transit, policing, and the pandemic - analyzing CDC data,reporting on vaccinations, hospitalizations and virus hotspots. He was previously the data editor for WBEZ, Chicago's NPR station.

A lot of his work was been part of a collaboration with ProPublica Illinois, where we examined the disparate impacts of Chicago's ticketing and debt-collection practices. The work spurred numerous legislative reforms and triggered several class-action lawsuits. He has also done investigations into the city's towing practices, the "stop-and-frisk" program used by the Chicago Police Department known as contact cards.

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