Sanders Illinois campaign in full swing before March 15 primary

Bernie Iowa

By Caroline Kenny The Bernie Sanders campaign has set up shop in Chicago. On Roosevelt Road in the South Loop, campaign staffers and volunteers are working hard in anticipation of the March 15 primary in Illinois between the Senator and his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a state that Clinton calls home, […]

Wildcats eliminate Badgers in overtime in first tournament game


By Michelle R. Martinelli Video By Hannah Gebresilassie INDIANAPOLIS — Northwestern freshman guard Amber Jamison’s dominating defense forced a turnover with four seconds left in overtime Wednesday to help secure the Wildcats’ 76-72 victory over Wisconsin in the opening game of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Jamison finished […]

The Bard of the Skyline: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre expands on Navy Pier

By Benji Cohen Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is expanding its presence at Navy Pier with a new theater space, the company announced today at an unveiling of the architectural design. The year-round venue named The Yard will be the third theatrical stage for the Shakespeare troupe. The venue will fit inside the current Skyline Stage and […]

Figure skating dress design with an edge

By Erin Barney Gail Johnson didn’t fit in with the other figure skating moms. She wasn’t wooed by elegant melodies or charmed by gaggles of twirling toddlers. She didn’t love glitter. Sequins weren’t her thing. But in an effort to save a few bucks, Johnson found herself more closely tied to the sport and its […]

Northwestern’s “superback” turns in super performance at the NFL Combine

Danny Vitale

By Tolly Taylor INDIANAPOLIS — The day before he recorded the fastest 40-yard dash of any fullback in five years, Danny Vitale walked into the NFL Scouting Combine media center for interviews. Eight or nine reporters gathered around, crowding close to him, shoving recorders in his face. They wanted to know if he thought the […]

ADP report shows hefty rise in private sector employment


By Poroma Pant The U.S private sector enjoyed a slightly stronger-than-expected increase of 214,000 jobs in February – suggesting that the U.S job market remains resilient despite an unsettling stock-market falloff — according to a payroll-abased report carried out by ADP Research Institute. “Despite the turmoil in the global financial markets, the American job machine […]

Oscars red carpet lacks diversity

charlize theron

By Alexandra Whittaker Although Hollywood stars dressed to impress for the red carpet before Sunday’s 2016 Oscars telecast, many failed to dazzle. A few stars stood out among the conservatively dressed crowd, but most played it safe by sticking to darker colors and designers they wore before. Armani Prive gowns dominated the red carpet, which […]

Hard work, humor on display at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

By Adam Rossow and Chris Hayre Indianapolis was the center of the football universe last week as NFL coaches, executives and over 300 prospects converged on Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. Medill’s Adam Rossow and Chris Hayre took in the sights and sounds and they give you the highlights of an […]

Field Museum believes warriors may lure Chicagoans to China

By Lena Blietz A squad of life-size soldiers, crafted in terracotta more than two millenniums ago, will come to the halls of the Field Museum this Friday. The exhibit China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors will include ten of the statues, including soldiers, archers and horses. [vimeo 157475042 w=474]