Missing coverage

The news: Lisa Stebic, 38, of southwest suburban Plainfield went missing on April 30. The FBI, the Plainfield police and dozens of community members participated in attempts to find her. Despite the searches, which extended beyond the local area, Stebic’s whereabouts remained unknown as of late June. Behind the news: While Stebic’s disappearance generated a lot of media attention, hundreds of people were reported missing in Chicago during that time with little, if any, media coverage. The Chicago Police Department receives approximately 20,000 reports of missing persons a year–” about 1,600 persons per month or 55 persons per day–”according to Monique Bond, director of news affairs.