Von Steuben player finds motivation from tragedy


By Karl Bullock After failing to muster the required layups in a practice drill, Von Steuben players head to the sideline to face the consequences: sideline sprints. “Were you hustling?” Donovan Maxey asks freshman guard Chijioke Nwosu. With a look of frustration on his face, they begin to run back and forth. Before Nwosu can […]

CHA development deal faces opposition from Rogers Park residents

By Holly Kane Before security escorted Stephanie Hayes and about a dozen members of her group out of a meeting Tuesday, the longtime Rogers Park resident asked board members to think about approving a development deal that she fears would disrupt her community. “We just want to be left alone, and be in peace,” Hayes […]

Chicago photographer makes art out of simplicity

By Lauren Baker Jason McCoy is a Chicago photographer who has been featured in Ebony Magazine and shoots both fashion and portrait photography. His visions are captured in a short documentary. A self portrait by Jason McCoy (Lauren Baker/MEDILL)

Video: Northwestern’s superfan brings color and flair to the season

Jake Shaefer, Northwestern University's Superfan

By Devin Emory From make-up preparation to gym chants, Jake Schaefer is determined to do his part in advancing the Wildcats’ historic season. Here’s a look inside at Northwestern’s most notable super fan as he chronicles his game day strategy. Senior Jake Schaefer dresses in a purple-themed Phantom of the Opera attire for all Northwestern […]

Zebra returns to profitability, stock jumps

By Yingcong (June) Fu Shares of Zebra Technologies Corp. surged 4.8 percent on Thursday as the company reported a profit for the fourth quarter after four consecutive quarterly losses. The Lincolnshire, Ill.-based printer and mobile computer provider swung to net income of $17 million, or 34 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. […]

U.S. Cellular faces price competition, other challenges

By Wenjing Yang United States Cellular Corp. is expected to maintain modest growth by focusing on less competitive rural markets amid Wall Street’s downbeat forecast on subscriber growth, while facing price pressure and scale disadvantage in competing with national carriers in 2017. Analysts anticipate the Chicago-based wireless service provider will post revenue of $4.02 billion […]

Kohl’s profit and sales decline, stock drops

Kohl's department store

By Katherine Hyunjung Lee Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS), a Wisconsin-based department store chain with more than 1,100 stores nationwide, Thursday reported its net income declined by 14.9 percent to $252 million in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 28 from $296 million a year before. But diluted earnings per share beat Bloomberg’s consensus estimate of $1.29 per […]

Smartphones are revolutionizing diagnostics and disease management

Mobile Health Apps

By Teresa Manring  The cell phone in your pocket may soon help you diagnose and monitor diseases. As mobile phones become more advanced and ubiquitous, researchers are exploring technologies embedded within them to screen for, diagnose and manage health issues between office visits, said researchers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in […]

NiSource Inc. misses Q4 expectations, pledges more infrastructure spending

By Hannah Levitt NiSource Inc.’s profit in the final three months of 2016 missed Wall Street’s expectations, but the natural gas and electric utility company said it would spend more on utility investments such as pipe and underground electric cable replacements in 2017. The Merrillville, Indiana-based company said net income in the fourth quarter rose 49 […]