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2-time Pulitzer-winning reporter for Chicago Tribune dies

  • In this March 31, 1988 photo, Barbara Sutton, left, an assistant metro editor, laughs as Ellen Soeteber, assistant managing editor for metropolitan news, pours champagne over the head of reporter William Gaines at the Tribune Tower in Chicago, after The Chicago Tribune won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Gaines, who won two Pulitzer Prizes as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, died Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016,d in hospice care in Munster, Ind., his daughter, Michelle, said Thursday. He was 82.  (Walter Kale/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    In this March 31, 1988 photo, Barbara Sutton, left, an assistant metro editor, laughs as Ellen Soeteber, assistant managing editor for metropolitan news, pours champagne over the head of reporter William Gaines at the Tribune Tower in Chicago, after The Chicago Tribune won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Gaines, who won two Pulitzer Prizes as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, died Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016,d in hospice care in Munster, Ind., his daughter, Michelle, said Thursday. He was 82. (Walter Kale/Chicago Tribune via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this March 31, 1988 photo, Barbara Sutton, left, an assistant metro editor, Ellen Soeteber, assistant managing editor for metropolitan news, and reporter William Gaines pose at the Tribune Tower in Chicago, after The Chicago Tribune won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Gaines, who won two Pulitzer Prizes as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, died Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016,d in hospice care in Munster, Ind., his daughter, Michelle, said Thursday. He was 82.  (Walter Kale/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    In this March 31, 1988 photo, Barbara Sutton, left, an assistant metro editor, Ellen Soeteber, assistant managing editor for metropolitan news, and reporter William Gaines pose at the Tribune Tower in Chicago, after The Chicago Tribune won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Gaines, who won two Pulitzer Prizes as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, died Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016,d in hospice care in Munster, Ind., his daughter, Michelle, said Thursday. He was 82. (Walter Kale/Chicago Tribune via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.

Gaines' daughter, Michelle, says the 82-year-old Gaines died in hospice care in Munster, Indiana, on Wednesday. She said he suffered from Parkinson's disease for 15 years.

Gaines was a member of teams of reporters that won Pulitzer Prizes — the first for uncovering abuses in federal housing programs and exposing horrid conditions at two hospitals and the second for uncovering problems with the Chicago City Council.

Gaines also taught journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There he led a group of students that concluded — mistakenly, as it turned out — that the Watergate informant known as "Deep Throat" was a onetime White House deputy counsel under President Richard Nixon.