Food Insecurity Screenings to Expand to Chicago Suburbs

FRESH Truck from Greater Chicago Food Depository

By Anna Boisseau Cook County will expand a pilot nutrition program into a second health clinic in the Chicago suburbs in early February. Doctors first began the process of questioning pediatric patients about their access to food at the Logan Square Health Center in September. After the success of the initial program, the Greater Chicago […]

College Students Weigh Pros and Cons of Majoring for Passion vs Pay

By Yunfei Zhao Anup Patel had a dilemma: Follow his passion — or the money. Like many college students looking to make the most of the investment in time and money, Patel agonized over getting it right. The Illinois Institute of Technology graduate ended up giving up his passion, chemistry, for business. “Our society rewards […]

March of Dimes and coalition push for folic acid in enriched Hispanic foods

By Madison Hopkins The push is on to bring folic acid to the diets of Hispanic women, who are 30-40 times more likely to have babies with a crippling birth defect than other groups. Hispanic women traditionally rely on corn masa flour to make foods like tortillas and staples of Latin American diets. They are […]

Brunswick’s operating results strengthen

By Ashesha Mehrotra Brunswick Corp.’s fourth quarter results reflected strengthening underlying profits, masked by negative non-operating factors. In the latest quarter,, the Lake Forest, Ill. based company reported a net loss of $9.3 million, or 10 cents per share, versus a deficit of $4.3 million, or 5 cents a share, in the year-ago period.

A promising future for Mondelez, if cost-cutting succeeds


By Sony Kassam Known for its Cadbury chocolates and Oreo cookies, the snacks food and beverage company Mondelez International Inc. has a hopeful long-term future, analysts say, if it continues to shrink costs, improve efficiency, and survive the volatile commodity market. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company is a leading provider of confectionary products with over $3 billion […]

World Health Organization calls emergency meeting on global threat of Zika virus

By Neil Murthy The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Monday to consider whether Zika should be designated a global health crisis, in light of the spreading virus linked to birth defects. “We need to take action now,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO’s Director-General, speaking at an informational session at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva Thursday. […]

White privilege is real, Black Lives Matter founders tell Loyola crowd


By Rebekah Frumkin and Carlos D. Williamson It’s wrong for people to say all lives matter when certain races clearly have an advantage, said Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza during a celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday at Loyola University. “What we’re trying to shift here is a paradigm, where the […]

The long and (very) short of bonsai


By Claire Donnelly Chris Baker has 269 children. His children are green, grow leaves and live at the Chicago Botanic Garden. They’re bonsai trees.

Analysts disagree, but not entirely, on U.S. Cellular

On Jan. 4, 2016 J.P. Morgan downgraded U.S. Cellular’ stocks from overweight to neutral.

By Lucia Maffei Stating that analysts are “divided” in their outlook for United States Cellular Corp. is a euphemism – they flatly disagree with each other. Bulls say that the nation’s fifth-largest wireless service provider, located in Chicago, holds a number of assets with considerable value, including wireless spectrum and licenses, partnership interests and one […]