Roosevelt basketball goes from nothing to hope for future

Photo courtesy: John Jaramillo

By Abbas Haleem Ira Berkow was 19 in 1958. The Pulitzer Prize-winner and former New York Times sports columnist didn’t know where he would attend school and what career path to follow. He had two scholarship offers to play basketball at small schools out of Chicago. However, he didn’t want to leave and didn’t take […]

From transfer student to leader: Kevin Priebe’s Roosevelt journey

By Abbas Haleem The bottom floor of Roosevelt University’s Goodman Center was still under construction the first time Kevin Priebe set foot in it. He walked upstairs for the basketball team’s first game at the gym on Dec. 1, 2012. He was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at the time, but he was […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s “seedy” preservation project

Visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden's seed library read about the seed saving process. (Robin J. Carlson/Chicago Botanic Garden)

By Claire Donnelly This library never worries about anything overdue.  But expect to  give back from what you borrow. This is a seed library established by Leora Siegel, director of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lenhardt Library. Visitors can “check out” different seed varieties like heirloom tomatoes, mesclun greens, peppers, peas and beans. The library, housed […]

A teen’s journey to his true gender identity (Video)

by Stephanie Golden Zayne Stapleton arrives for a job interview at Kroger in West Chester, Ohio, with a boyish grin and neatly dressed in his favorite pair of skinny jeans, an orange, blue, black and gray plaid button- down shirt, and a pair of leather Vans. His spiked, coifed, dark hair makes him the perfect […]

Amazon and Uber Threatening GrubHub’s “Delivery Success Story”

By Xuanyan Ouyang GrubHub Inc.’s stock has lost more than 5 percent since UberEats was launched this week, amid a time when the online food delivery industry is getting increasingly crowded with new entrants. Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday announced UberEats, its first standalone app offering food ordering and delivery services. The on-demand transportation giant’s expansion into the food delivery […]

Legal cannabis competes with black market

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By Steven Porter Buying marijuana legally isn’t as easy in Illinois as it is in certain other states, but the regulatory hoops aren’t stopping consumers. Richard Park is a retail consultant for Dispensary 33 in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, the city’s first shop to sell marijuana under the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program […]

Climate disruption: What do we do now?

By Valerie Lapointe, video by Chencheng Zhao Global warming sounds too cozy, says Seth B. Darling, a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Molecular Engineering. He prefers the term “climate disruption” for the kinds of threats to coastlines, weather, food and water that the world faces. […]

More Chinese tourists arrive, but at a slowing pace

By Xuanyan Ouyang Yuzhuo Zhang was looking at the Van Gogh’s Bedrooms exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. He came to the U.S. mainly for an interview at a university in Maryland and to shop for his wedding in July. “The economy, both globally and in China, is not good now, so we tend to be more […]

An inside look into one student’s protest of Donald Trump

By Bian Elkhatib In some ways, Ana Ruiz is the face of a Trump protester. She’s young,  a college student, new to protesting, hurt deeply that she and other Mexican immigrants are being demonized, and will be personally affected by how Trump proposes to lead the country. TRUMP RALLY COVERAGE Outside Trump rally, protesters shout […]