VIDEO: New improvements made to app that helps erase juvenile record

By Empriss Campbell The Juvenile Justice Council of Mikva Challenge wants you to know you may be able to erase your record. The Juvenile Justice Council is a group of young students who are on a mission to improve the justice system. The JJC created the idea for a digital platform called to clarify […]

GrubHub stock dives despite earnings growth

By Ezra Kaplan Shares of GrubHub Inc plunged 11 percent Wednesday despite beating expectations for both revenue and profit in the first quarter. Instead investors reacted to possible signs of slowing revenue growth rates even as the company is expanding.

VIDEO: Chicago Nepalese community accepting donations to send home

By Kira Boyd The death toll continues to rise in Nepal and resources are rapidly dwindling. The Nepalese community in Chicago is banding together to help raise funds to send back to their home country. Medill’s Kira Boyd talked with some people with close connections to Nepal.

Twitter’s leaked earnings disappoint investors

By Taylor Hall Twitter shares plummeted more than 6 percent after investors grew concerned over declining engagement and ad and user growth following the release of the company’s first quarter earnings late Tuesday. The company’s net loss widened 22 percent to $162.4 million, or 25 cents per diluted share, from $132.4 million or 23 cents […]

VIDEO: UberEATS launches in the Loop

By Abigail Hodgson Foodies in Chicago don’t have to fret. Powered by the same mobile app people request ride-shares from, Uber launched its lunch-delivery service Tuesday in Chicago and New York. For a flat $3 delivery fee, Uber will arrive curbside with your meal in 10 minutes or less. The app will offer two dishes […]

Poor outlook for Kraft Foods after first quarter revenue decline

By Sara Shouhayib Kraft Foods Group Inc.’s net income fell 16 percent and revenue declined slightly in the first quarter as the company dealt with restructuring and other costs associated with its planned merger with The H.J. Heinz Company. Kraft said revenues were basically flat as increased shipments of Capri Sun and the launch of […]

Music helps Southside school with education

By Amina Ismail There are many reasons why educators encourage high school students to join band classes. Arts and music build essential skills such as creativity and innovation. But there is another important reason that many people may not have known. Studies have indicated that high school students who participate in bands score better grades […]

2015 NFL Draft: What you need to know

Medill’s Draft coverage Two dozen Medill reporters are covering the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Check back for breaking stories all weekend. By Taylor Hall The 2015 NFL Draft is scheduled to be held at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre with an adjacent fan festival, Draft Town presented by Oikos Triple Zero, expanding to Grant Park […]