Workers quitting their jobs like it’s 2007

By Katie Murar A government report issued Tuesday signaled that employers and their workers grew more confident in the health of the labor market in December — and raised the possibility that wages may be due for an increase. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, released each month by the U.S. Labor Department to […]

Candidates take note, Asian-Americans care about gun control

By Colin Mo With gun control one of the hot button issues of the 2016 Presidential campaign, Asian-American voters could matter in unexpected ways. Recent studies show that Asian-Americans regard gun control as “important,” more so on average than other ethnicities. According to the Pew Research Center, the support for gun control generally surpassed the […]

Prozac trial to assess prenatal treatment of Down syndrome

By Elizabeth Bacharach Paul Watson is a father, a husband and a Southwest Airlines pilot. But as an explorer, he searches each city he lands in for the labs of local scientists studying Down syndrome. He’s also the “ideas man” behind the first human trial to test fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, as a prenatal […]

Freshii Welcomes All Customers with Open Doors

Stephen Hiatt-Leonard

By Shen Wu Tan The Canadian fast food chain Freshii recently launched its new accessibility program at its Chicago area locations, inviting and welcoming all customers into their stores, including those who require extra assistance. The Freshii Assist program includes installations of Inclusion Solutions’ BigBell alert systems at 28 Chicago locations and one Evanston location, […]

Liberation Library empowers youth in prison with books of their own (video)

By Xiao Lyu In a temporary place on the Near West Side, a small group of volunteers made bookmarks and wrote notes for a pack of books ready to be shipped to three juvenile detention centers in Illinois. Having struggled for a while about what to write, first-time volunteer Paul Dailing chose some simple personal […]

God is secondary in New Hampshire primary

By Jay Bouchard MANCHESTER, NH—Tom Rettberg reflects the historical nature of New Hampshire voters—a fickle electorate notoriously tough to impress. Standing in a crowded gymnasium waiting to hear Marco Rubio speak, Rettberg, an undecided voter from Weare, NH, described how he has spent months creating a comprehensive spreadsheet ranking each candidate in the Republican primary […]

Writer discusses social justice aspects of abortion rights

By Enrica Nicoli Aldini Nearly one in three American women has had an abortion. Of these, 45 percent have had more than one. Thus, chances are that more often than not, whether in an elevator, a diner or a bar, anyone might be in the presence of at least one woman who has had an […]

The last moments of Martin O’Malley’s campaign

Martin O'Malley greets supporters

By Caroline Kenny DES MOINES —At the final event of his presidential campaign, just hours before he dropped out of the race, Martin O’Malley offered a rallying cry to his Iowa supporters and urged them to “hold strong” at their caucus locations. Surrounded by his family, O’Malley spent the waning hours of his campaign with […]

4 things to know after the Iowa caucuses

Ted Cruz addresses the audience at his rally Sunday night

By Max Greenwood The Iowa caucuses are over, but the 2016 primary calendar is just beginning. The candidates are focused on New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Before the caravan moves on, here are five things to know coming out of Iowa: