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Lois Jean Wille (née Kroeber; September 19, 1931 – July 23, 2019) was an American journalist, editor, and author. She won her first of two Pulitzer Prizes in 1963 for her reports about how the Chicago local government’s failure to have good services to low-income women.
Her stories led to a number of important policy changes in women’s healthcare, public housing, and the juvenile court systems. She was born in Chicago.
In 1989, she received her second Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.
- Kogan, Rick (July 23, 2019). Lois Wille, trailblazing Chicago reporter and editorial writer, winner of two Pulitzers, dies at 87. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-lois-wille-obituary-20190723-2vt5sxfckbayxe7poezclkhkly-story.html. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
- "A reporter breaks the silence on birth control" (in en). https://www.pulitzer.org/article/reporter-breaks-silence-birth-control.
- "The 1989 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Editorial Writing: Lois Wille of Chicago Tribune" (in en). https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/lois-wille.
- O'Donnell, Maureen (July 23, 2019). Lois Wille, 2-time Pulitzer winner who wrote, edited for 3 Chicago papers, has died at 87. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/23/20707063/lois-wille-pulitzer-prize-chicago-daily-news-sun-times-tribune-reporter-editor. Retrieved July 23, 2019.