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Luke Hammill

Journalist

Buffalo, N.Y.

Luke Hammill

Award-winning reporter whose work has appeared in The Buffalo News, Investigative Post, The Hamburg Sun, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Oregonian, Crain's Chicago Business, Newsday and others. Honors alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University at Buffalo.

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Pleasant Prairie buys land to lure more jobs over Wisconsin border

The plan marks another example of the business-friendly approach adopted in Wisconsin.
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Cunningham to tighten Waukegan spending rules

The directive comes amid a Tribune inquiry into the mayor's use of a city-issued credit card.
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Zion nuisance property ordinance raises concerns

Advocates say such laws disproportionately harm minorities, crime victims and the disabled.
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North Chicago mayor's car raises questions about spending

The new luxury car is worth $47,000 and leased for $524 a month at taxpayers' expense.
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Zion supervisor's daughter was on township phone plan

The supervisor has admitted her daughter's phone bill was paid with township funds.
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Zion taxpayers paid for office decor

Sports-related office decorations cost nearly $790, records show.
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2 Zion men charged with providing support to ISIS

The two friends believed they were helping train fighters for the Islamic State, federal prosecutors say.
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Waukegan mayor will collect two pensions when he retires

Between the two pensions, the mayor will make nearly six figures next year.
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Out-of-state data centers find tax haven in Hillsboro

But the "enterprise zone" only requires that the companies create one job.
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Developer to add windows to Portland Yard building

The addition comes amid revelations that Yard differed from city-approved schematics.
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Seattle's housing deal may provide Portland a blueprint

SEATTLE –– Like Portland, Seattle has a housing affordability crisis.
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Falling behind: Portland's prosperity bypasses many

Long-term trends and a hangover from the recession have combined to hollow out the middle class.
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About

Luke Hammill

I was born in the Chicago area and lived in six U.S. states from California to Georgia before settling down prior to sixth grade near my parents' hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. I hold honors degrees from the University at Buffalo and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and have interned at The New York Times, Newsday and The Buffalo News. From 2013 to 2016, I was a reporter at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore., where I reported on education, local government, housing and development; I also was part of the award-winning team that covered the 41-day standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. I did a stint from 2016 to 2017 covering Lake County (Ill.) government and politics for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. I now write for The Buffalo News' Hamburg Sun newspaper and advise students at The Spectrum, the University at Buffalo's independent student newspaper.