Wendell Hutson

Reporter/Producer @DNAHutson whutson@dnainfo.com

Wendell Hutson is a reporter for DNAinfo Chicago covering the Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham communities on the South Side.

A Chicago native, Wendell is a 20-year veteran newspaper reporter who has worked in the Windy City his entire career. During his tenure he has won numerous awards including the 2009, 2010 and 2011 A. Philip Randolph “Messenger” award sponsored by the National Newspapers Publishers Association.

Previously, Wendell worked as a senior contributing writer for the Chicago Crusader, a 71-year-old community newspaper where he covered education, health, business and politics. Other newspapers he worked for include the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Real Estate Journal, Chicago Defender, and Pensions & Investments.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago, and since age 10 he has always wanted to be a journalist, especially since English was his favorite subject.

Wendell lives on the South Side with his wife and two sons.

Fun Fact: When he was younger, Wendell filled a out a Playboy subscription order form but had the bill sent to Oprah Winfrey's studio at 190 N. State. He later received the magazine and a card stating, "Enjoy!" with her signature "O" written underneath it.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

July 25, 2014

Englewood Garden Puts Students to Work: 'Beats Hanging Out on the Corner'

A group of Paul Robeson High School students helped spruce up a garden in Englewood on Thursday.

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July 24, 2014

Simeon Principal Will Meet With Parents on Vocational Program Cuts

Trade program enrollment was low, and students weren't earning certification, parents told in letter.  

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July 24, 2014

Englewood Garden Will Give Away 3,700 Plants Friday

For the second consective year the Sherwood Peace Association Community Garden is giving away plants.

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July 24, 2014

Harold's Chicken Owners Vow to Stay in Park Manor After Latest Burglary

Despite a Tuesday burglary, a Harold's Chicken restaurant owner said she isn't leaving the neighborhood.

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July 24, 2014

Englewood Schools to Get New Gym, Arts Teachers Thanks to TIF Money

New physical education and arts teachers are being hired with $21.5 million in tax increment financing.

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July 23, 2014

Chicago State University Sponsoring Summer Jazz Concerts and Movie Nights

Chicago jazz artists Taylor Moore and Marqueal Jordan will perform Wednesday at Chicago State.

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July 23, 2014

Harold's Chicken Owner Wants To Fund a New Restaurant Using LendSquare

James Denman, a Chatham resident, said he plans to open a second Harold's Chicken restaurant by January.

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July 22, 2014

Ald. Roderick Sawyer to Bring Ward Office to 6th Ward Businesses, Church

Starting Aug. 1, 6th Ward residents will be able to meet with their alderman outside his ward office.