Chicago’s Real-Life ‘Nightcrawler’

“The Windy City’s top crime reporter is an anonymous photographer known only as Spot News.

While Jake Gyllenhall’s character in Nightcrawler rides the line between reporting and crime, a Chicago photographer takes his work to the next level, sometimes angering friends and family of the victims he finds. Chicago’s foremost crime reporter is a ghost. A nameless, faceless entity known to his followers as Spot News, the handle of his Twitter and Instagram accounts. At crime scenes in Chicago over a busy Fourth of July weekend, several people asked if I was him. “I’m a big fan,” one woman told me.” ~ Justin Glawe Reporter of the Daily Beast

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