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Vikki Ortiz Healy

Vikki Ortiz Healy is a general assignment Metro reporter and Health & Family columnist for the Chicago Tribune. She specializes in human interest stories about family trends, special needs and remarkable people in everyday settings. She joined the Chicago Tribune in 2007 after working as a reporter at The Seattle Times, The Washington Post and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. At the Milwaukee paper, she wrote a weekly column about single life and dating. Proving that life just keeps moving along, today her columns at the Tribune follow her parenting adventures with her husband, Shawn, their children and a dog.
Death of woman in hotel walk-in freezer was an accident, Chicago medical examiner says

The Cook County medical examiner's office says the death of Kenneka Jenkins, who died of hypothermia in a walk-in freezer, was an accident. Her death had spurred numerous conspiracy theories.

Immigration activist allowed to remain in United States for another year

A twice-deported immigration activist whose year of living in a Chicago church a decade ago made her a lightning rod in the immigration debate, will be allowed to remain in the U.S. for another year.

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