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Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM



Last year, Sun-Times reporters Frank Main and Mark Konkol and photographer John J. Kim set out on a yearlong effort to examine the devastating impact of Chicago’s “no-snitch code.”

The answers they found, in a city where no one sees anything, were reported in a series of startling stories over nine months. The stories — explaining why fewer than a third of the murders in Chicago are solved — were gut-wrenching, thoroughly documented and told with clarity and insight.

On Monday, that work was honored with a Pulitzer Prize. Main, Konkol and Kim more than deserved it.



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