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Shields, Bond Buyer reporter for 26 years, dies at 57

July 26, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Yvette Shields

Yvette Shields, a Bond Buyer reporter for the past 26 years, died July 19 at the age of 57 from what is believed to be sepsis.

Caitlin Devitt of Bond Buyer reports, “Shields brought transparency and accountability to the complex and opaque municipal finance industry with her relentless coverage and willingness to share her knowledge with other reporters and competitors.

“‘The muni industry will now know less about Chicago and Illinois finances with Yvette no longer reporting on them,’ said Matt Fabian, partner at Municipal Market Analytics. ‘We were lucky to have had her helping us for so long.’

“Shields began her journalism career at the storied Chicago News Bureau, where she was trained to cover City Hall and honed her political instincts and met many of her lifelong friends. She joined the Bond Buyer in 1997, covering the Midwest at a time when Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was at the height of his power.”

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