Emanuel calls for connecting all neighborhoods to job opportunities

By Lily Singh and Kierra Gray Mayor Rahm Emanuel highlighted Tuesday how Chicago is investing public dollars to attract private sector dollars, especially in parts of the city that have failed to attract businesses. “Where you invest in either a skilled work force, transportation, public schools, parks, housing…using those leverage points of public dollars [can] […]

Macy’s stock plummets after profit and sales falter

By Alex Valentine Shares of Macy’s plummeted Wednesday after the company posted a 46 percent decline in quarterly earnings and lowered its profit outlook for the rest of the year. Shares fell 15 percent to $40.44, the lowest price for Macy’s in over two years. The Cincinnati-based retailer’s profit fell to $117 million, or 36 […]

Northwestern basketball loses forward Vic Law for the season

Vic Law at Northwestern Basketball Practice

By Lena Blietz Northwestern’s 6-foot-7 sophomore forward Vic Law will miss the season with a torn left labrum that needs surgery, the Wildcats announced on Wednesday. “This hurts the Wildcats in the short run,” ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla said in a phone interview. “But this only ensures that the next couple of years beyond this, […]

Scientists explore better ways to tell the global warming story

By Kevin Stark Throngs of demonstrators frustrated with government inaction on climate change filled the streets of Manhattan in September. They wore cardboard cutouts life preservers that said “preserve our communities.” They carried a giant sunflower, nearly the width of a city street. Colorful signs, young and old, a cross-section of America. And there was […]

GOP Debate: Moderators take a step back; ‘It wasn’t about us’

Milwaukee GOP debate moderators

By Harry Huggins and Satvika Khera MILWAUKEE — Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee proved a friendlier forum for both the candidates and moderators than CNBC’s debate two weeks ago. The moderators, Fox Business Network hosts Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, mainly stayed out of the way […]

GOP Debate: Sparks fly over immigration, ISIS as rivals fight for spotlight

By Steve Musal MILWAUKEE — In the historic Milwaukee Theatre, where President Theodore Roosevelt famously delivered a 90-minute speech after being shot, the eight Republican candidates on the stage for the Fox Business GOP debate Tuesday night struggled for their moment in history. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina, Kentucky Sen. Rand […]

GOP Debate: Christie challenges Hillary, regains ground in undercard

Chris Christie's campaign strategist

By Morgan Gilbard and Enrica Nicoli-Aldini MILWAUKEE – The Republican “undercard” debate on Tuesday featured candidates proposing a litany of traditionally conservative plans and ideals – repealing Obamacare, shrinking government, eliminating the Internal Revenue Service, and turning away Syrian refugees. But the candidate attacked by the others for his arguably less conservative record was the […]

Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman shares childhood experiences in new book (Video)

Peanut Tillman Book Signing

By Lena Blietz An estimated 75 people, many in Bears and Panthers jerseys, showed up to a Skokie Walmart at 4 p.m. on a Tuesday to see former Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman. The current Carolina Panther returned to Chicago to greet fans and sign copies of his new children’s book. The Middle School Rules of […]

Largest LGBT sports organization in the Midwest celebrates community (Video)

CMSA Women's Flag Football

By Lena Blietz Positive changes have occurred in the last two decades at the LGBT-focused  sports league, the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association, said coach and former player Linda Horwitz. “There are certainly more children around as more lesbians are choosing to have children. I also think we are more trans-inclusive. In the past when my […]