Preliminary research links habitual marijuana use with inhibited mental development

By Valerie Lapointe Habitual marijuana use may inhibit the brain from maturing properly, according to on-going research conducted by a team of scientists at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. Kuei Tseng, associate professor of molecular pharmacology,  reported Tuesday on preliminary findings from the research with rats. He stressed the need […]

Chicago street musicians convert “non- believers”

By Yingxu Jane Hao & Satvika Khera M alik Cohran has performed in Chicago his whole life. He is the son of legendary Chicago jazz musician Kelan Phil Cohran, who is best known for his trumpet performances in the Sun Ra Arkestra in the early ‘60s. “I’m a person who loves music. I’m fortunate enough […]

FedEx’s holiday-quarter operating profits top forecasts

By Sony Kassam FedEx Corp. turned in stronger-than-expected third quarter results, which the package-delivery giant said reflected higher-than-expected demand during the holiday season when shipments peak. In the quarter ended Feb. 29, the Memphis, Tennessee-based package-delivery giant said net income tumbled 19 percent to $507 million, or $1.84 per diluted share, from $628 million, or $2.18 […]

Williams-Sonoma helped by West Elm brand, hurt by PBteen

By Sarah Very Shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. tumbled Thursday as disappointed investors responded to lower-than-expected earnings caused by softening performance at the retailer’s Pottery Barn brand. The San Francisco, Calif.-based specialty home goods retailer, parent of the Pottery Barn and West Elm brands, said net income fell 4 percent to $141.1 million, or $1.55 per […]

EPA Calls for More Oversight On Lead Following Flint Water Crisis

By Neil Murthy In the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling for increased oversight and collaboration with state and local water agencies to prevent additional problems with lead. On Feb. 29, the EPA wrote a letter to all state governors and state environment and public health […]

Yik Yak complicates Model UN conference

By Colin Mo The technology that millennials use to pursue their desires improves over time, and the latest trend is for public anonymity, broadcasting the user’s thoughts to others nearby. Apps like Yik Yak, Kik, Snapchat, or WeChat are in vogue, parents are often clueless, and school supervisors are being trusted to know the territory. […]

Hispanic vote surfaces in Illinois primary

By Hannah Rank Voter turnout in the predominantly Hispanic communities in Chicago and its suburbs appears to be higher in Tuesday’s Illinois primaries than in the past. The numbers, which are still being analyzed, are consistent with the projections of some experts who anticipated that because immigrant issues have played a significant role in the […]