By Aisha I. Jefferson More than 3,500 people started arriving as early as 4:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Sabina Church in the Auburn Gresham community for a chance at fame as an extra in Spike Lee’s new film “Chiraq.”
By Sara Shouhayib Farm Manager Philip Guida at Lake Breeze Organics farm in Benton Harbor, Michigan, unloaded Italian spinach, lettuce heads and purple passion asparagus at the Evanston Farmer’s Market Saturday. It was opening day for the season. Guida said the Evanston market is worth the drive because of the customers.
By Jia You As Chicagoans brace themselves for another peak asthma and allergy season, a national report ranks the Windy City among America’s top 10 “sneeziest and wheeziest” cities. And the report, released Wednesday, blames climate change for making things worse.
By Avinash Chak Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s are a few of the diseases that qualify patients for medical marijuana usage in Illinois. The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board now recommends that those with 11 other conditions get the chance to benefit from marijuana prescriptions. The board, however, rejected other conditions commonly associated with medicinal marijuana […]
By Siyuan Du Macy’s Inc. reported quarterly earnings and revenue that were below Wall Street expectations as the retailer coped with bad winter weather, the West Coast port slowdown and weak tourist spending.
By Carmen Lopez The Chicago Socialist party held its traditional May Day rally and its supporters are now seeking to expand and influence future elections. The political party, with its tiny but reportedly growing membership locally, first emerged in the Chicago area in 1896. According to the Socialist Party website, its mission is to “establish […]
By Brian MacIver Nearly 3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in March in hopes of finding better employment, a sign that the job market continues to improve, economists said. The quit rate, which calculates the number of individuals who quit their job as a percentage of paid employees, hit 2 percent while the number […]
Produced by: Julie Woon Medillcast is a weekly newscast covering events and issues in Chicago. Beth Werge and J’nelle Agee bring you this week’s top stories. The headlines include complaints about the mayor’s playground renovations, protests after the death of a Southern Illinois University student, and a social media threat closes down one local high school.
By Sam Fiske The glow of the 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone, but the lasting imprint may ultimately reside with Chicago youth through the league’s Play 60 marketing campaign. Play 60, which promotes an active and healthy lifestyle in the fight against childhood obesity, leveraged the popularity of the draft to draw kids, […]
By Empriss Campbell The Chicago Recovery Alliance has been providing various items to people who suffer from drug addiction. The organization has a free needle exchange program at several outreach sites throughout the city. Medill’s Empriss Campbell talked with the founder of the organization about the HIV crisis in Scott County, Indiana and how the […]