David Kidwell


David Kidwell is an investigative political reporter for the Chicago Tribune who examines the public and private worlds of the most powerful public officials in Illinois. Before joining the Tribune in 2005, Kidwell was an investigative reporter at The Miami Herald for 15 years where his work helped lead to several corruption arrests and a nationwide overhaul of the U.S. Customs Service.  Kidwell spends much of his spare time renovating houses.

Recent Articles

  • Child lay dead as parents told stories

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- Sometime in the night, police say -- four days after he beat her to death and stashed her body in a bedroom closet -- Walter John Zile said a prayer over the 6-foot makeshift grave of his 7-year-old stepdaughter, Christina Holt. She died because she had soiled her pants during...