Chicagoans take advantage of the warm weather

Warm Weather

By Alexis Wainwright Chicago is making history with its record-breaking warm temperatures. The warmth continues for a fifth consecutive day and residents are out enjoying the sun. Wednesday could see a high of 70-degrees, then Thursday will be much cooler compared to these last few days. Photo at top: Area residents enjoy the warm temperatures […]

Tokyo’s pachinko parlors look to next generation of players

Entrance to Pachinko Parlor

By Mindy Tan Pachinko, a uniquely Japanese form of gambling, is a popular sport in Japan. But interest in the game has been waning, particularly amongst younger players. Parlor operators are trying to revive interest by rolling out luxurious, air-conditioned parlors with uniformed staff, and the industry endeavors to introduce new games on a regular […]

Americans still love cars

By Yemeng Yang Boasting the largest attendance of any U.S. auto show, 800,000-plus, the Chicago Auto Show, which ran through Monday, Presidents Day, displayed nearly 1,000 models of new and existing vehicles of major automakers. Attendees said they enjoyed the show because they can see new models that are coming out and be able to […]

Japan’s rail system thrives

JR Shinjuku Station

By Karen Lentz Photo at top: Japan Railway Group’s lines provide vital passenger service to Japan’s population of 126 million. (Karen Lentz/MEDILL)

FITpreneurs: Women Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Through Fitness

By Kathleen McAuliffe At 8:30 on a Tuesday morning, Dani Muckley is already teaching her second workout class of the morning at River North’s Studio Three. Though this spin class will last only 45 minutes, she spent two hours choreographing moves and planning the music, logging each workout onto a PDF to ensure she doesn’t […]

South Side non-profit helps Chicago homeless teens

By Haley Velasco Josh, 21 years old, wears dark sunglasses inside and a Cleveland Cavaliers snapback hat on his head. He aspires to be a fashion designer. “I want to go to school for fashion design,” Josh said. “I want to be like a black Tommy Hilfiger. … That’s the type of person that I […]