Beyond the itch: The real cost of bed bugs

Bed bugs hurt us more than we think

By Sydney Boles Medill Reports Andrea Sturm was teetering on the edge of homelessness in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood when the bed bugs came. Too itchy to focus, furious at her landlord for allegedly neglecting the problem, Sturm sprayed her apartment with alcohol to kill the pests. Then she lit a cigarette. The burn marks covered […]

Prominent Chinese Environmentalist Ma Jun Visits Chicago

Ma Jun Being Interviewed

By Siobhan Neela-Stock Medill Reports M a Jun, a prominent Chinese environmentalist and former journalist, achieved the unimaginable in 2013. He, along with 25 other NGO partners, convinced the Chinese government to release real-time online monitoring data on the 12,000 largest factories operating in China. This was the first time this information had been made […]