By Iacopo Luzi Watch the Medill Reports News Update. This week our reporters talk about a new proposed regulation that could affect the way Airbnb  does business in Chicago. We see how one of the city’s oldest pizza restaurants goes green. Finally, we take a tour of Chicago’s Swedish American Museum on its 40th anniversary. […]

A flight to honor U.S. veterans

By Iacopo Luzi Honor Flight Chicago is a non-profit that organizes trips to Washington D.C. war memorials for WWII and Korean War veterans. Thanks to Honor Flight‘s efforts, more than six thousand vets have flown from Chicago Midway Airport to the nation’s capital since 2008. These flights give many veterans the first opportunity of their […]

Visitor finds surprise at Swedish American Museum on its 40th anniversary

By Hannah Gebresilassie Alan Hagstrom visited the Swedish American Museum on Tuesday and didn’t expect to find what he saw. “I walk into the room of the display and lo and behold,” says Hagstrom. “There are my grandparents highlighted on the immigrant wall.” Edward John and Hilda Marie Hagstrom are just two of his four […]

Chicago investment returns on track to beat last year: City Treasurer Office

By Harvard Zhang The return on Chicago’s investment portfolio is on track to beat last year’s results thanks to the re-allocation of funds into higher-yield bonds. Chicago generated $15 million of revenue on “traditional reserves” from Skyway and parking meter revenues in the first quarter of 2016, and $22 million on operating funds, according to Miriam Martinez, chief […]

North side brewery keeps rats away with a feral feline brew crew

By Kat Lonsdorf Meet the cats that are making sure rats don’t get between you and your beer at Empirical Brewery in Chicago. Photo at top: Venkman the cat has a stretch as he watches over Empirical Brewery’s operation. He is part of a program that puts formerly feral cats to work. (Kat Lonsdorf/MEDILL)