Alex Parker Profile

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Member since: February 10, 2006

Occupation: Public health reporter

Age: 34


I cover public health for the Daily News. Previously, I covered education at the Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan., and youth and politics in Kansas for MTV News. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Miami University and attended the University of Kansas' MSJ program. I'm a native of Kansas City, Mo.

Alex Parker Articles

Mental health center patients plead their case

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

City, state looking to boost composting

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

County commissioners weigh health department move

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Advocates hope to save S. Side mental health centers

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

For some, Roseland infection cases are a call to action

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

New county health CEO wins praise for fiscal skills

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Culture

Cook County health board names new CEO

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Hospitals struggle with lack of radiologists

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Cook County health budget increased, but counts on federal dollars

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

City inspectors closing more restaurants for health violations

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Bill would assist minority women fighting breast cancer

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Study finds minorities distrust AIDS awareness messages

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Health inspectors close Near West Side restaurant after finding cockroaches

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Einstein Brothers remains closed after failing health inspection

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Two restaurants closed after health violations

By Alex Parker | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

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