Drones and dealers: Monitoring artifact looters in Jordan

By Kathleen Ferraro At an ancient cemetery in Jordan, the last thing you’d expect to see in the sky above is a neon model airplane with a GoPro strapped to its front. But for Chicago archaeologist Morag Kersel, this bird’s eye view gives her new insights for her research. Kersel, an anthropology professor at DePaul […]

Former Gov. Quinn urges Rauner to pass MAP grant funding bill

By Yingxu Jane Hao Recipients of the Monetary Award Program (MAP) tuition grants from over 130 colleges and universities in Illinois might be the next victims of the state budget deadlock. The program, funded through Senate Bill 2043, is likely to be stalled since Governor Bruce Rauner said he would veto the bill. As Springfield […]

Stock decline doesn’t dissuade Hyatt analysts

By Xuanyan Ouyang Hyatt Hotels Corp. is facing headwinds under the influence of the recent market slide, but analysts are expressing optimism about the year ahead. The Chicago-based company, which owns, operates, manages, franchises and licenses hotels, resorts branded residences and vacation properties as well as provides hospitality services, has a portfolio of 627 properties […]

Argentine cafes face competition from trendy coffee shops

By Siying Li Javier Gonzales grew up working in Bar El Progreso, just on the border of the upscale Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His family owns the 106-year-old café. Like most Argentine cafés, the coffee drinks Gonzales serves at Bar El Progreso are traditional espresso and espresso with milk. On a recent afternoon at […]

Priceline’s Strong Earnings Growth Tops Expectations

By Xuanyan Ouyang Priceline’s fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday substantially beat analyst expectations, as the company continued its global expansion in the online travel industry it helped pioneer. The Connecticut-based travel giant reported net income of $504.3 million, or $10.00 per share, up from $451.8 million, or $8.56 per share in the year-ago period. Its […]

Hyatt’s earning land just short of analyst estimates

By Xiumei Dong Hyatt Hotels Corp. turned in fourth-quarter earnings that, while slightly below analyst forecasts, underscored how the hotel chain is currently benefiting from having a smaller international presence than its rivals. Net income dropped to $37 million, or 26 cents per share, from $182 million, or $1.20 per share, in the year-ago quarter. […]

Sexual abuse survivors get new support facility in Skokie

by Stephanie Golden The opening of the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center’s Skokie facility expands on 30 years of free services for abuse survivors and their families. “I don’t think there is anything more upsetting than an innocent child being assaulted, taken advantage of and mentally manipulated to think what happened to them is their fault,” […]

Activists debate over black-only space

By Meggie Morris Two weeks after Buzzfeed leaked emails from a University of Chicago fraternity, revealing four years of racist and misogynistic sentiment, students, faculty and local organizers gathered last week to discuss the complexities of racism and activism. As social justice movements gain momentum and exposure nation-wide, activists remain concerned about the balance between […]

Ahead of Nevada, S.C. primaries, Clinton courts African-American voters in Chicago

Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Bronzeville

Story by Max Greenwood Video by Kat Lonsdorf and Raquel Zaldivar Hillary Clinton worked to solidify her support among black Chicago voters Wednesday at a South Side rally. She spoke alongside the mother of Sandra Bland, whose death in police custody last year added to outrage about police violence in the African-American community. At the […]

Auto Show accelerates into the future lanes of technology

By Elizabeth Bacharach While Back to the Future’s Doc Brown might be disappointed by the lack of flying cars at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, he’d likely be impressed by the breadth of technology packed into this year’s event. The smart cars at the Chicago Auto Show give you eyes at the back of your […]