By Rachael Ponn It was early evening on June 30, 2011, when ominous dark clouds rolled into the skies, bringing with them severe thunderstorms that caught everyone by surprise. Lightening struck skyscrapers like The Willis Tower but the real casualty was The Garfield Park Conservatory. Golf-ball sized hail destroyed over 50 percent of the glass pane […]
By Sara Shouhayib Low interest rates and better job prospects boosted consumer sentiment in April according to a survey by the University of Michigan. The consumer sentiment index for April rose to 95.9 from 93.0 in March. The final reading was unchanged from the preliminary index that was released in early April.
By Tim Penman Video by Julie Woon Medill’s Draft coverage Two dozen Medill reporters are covering the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Check back for breaking stories all weekend. A carnival-like atmosphere marked the first-ever NFL Draft Town held in Chicago’s Grant Park on Thursday. Fans in jerseys emblazoned with every imaginable team logo strolled the […]
By Sean Froelich Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will continue expanding rooms after net income rose 21 percent in the first quarter of 2015, topping expectations.
By Taylor Hall Video by Beth Werge Medill’s Draft coverage Two dozen Medill reporters are covering the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Check back for breaking stories all weekend. As the world watched the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday live from inside Roosevelt University’s historic Auditorium Theatre, students outside protested the […]
By Meghan Morris Board games have come a long way from Monopoly. What used to be a niche hobby has turned into a thriving subculture, with packed BYOB game nights across the city. This gaming resurgence is bringing younger gamers around tables even as video game sales climb higher.