Juvenile-justice report: Incarceration doesn’t rehabilitate but family-based programs might

By Giulia Petroni Medill Reports Family-focused and community-based approaches are more effective than incarceration in rehabilitating offenders and creating safe communities, according to a new report on Illinois’ juvenile-justice system. Even when performing at their best, traditional prison-based systems not only fail in adequately supporting development and rehabilitation, but also cause an increase of costs […]

Psychological impact of gun violence causes public health crisis

By Ilana Marcus Medill Reports The long-lasting psychological impact and mental disorders stemming from exposure to gun violence have made Chicago’s shooting epidemic a public-health issue, a panel of experts said last week at an event hosted by Cook County. That’s on top of the monetary costs to the health system associated with treating gunshot […]

ADM earnings beat expectation

A ADM office in Chicago. Feb. 6, 2017.(Minghe Hu/MEDILL)

By Minghe Hu Medill Reports Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (Nasdaq: ADM) reported net earnings boomed 86 percent to $788 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, in its forth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2017, from $424 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, a year earlier, helped by $379 million, or 73 cents per share, from the U.S. […]

Centene Corp. reports high enrollment, better-than-expected earnings

By Juliette Rocheleau Medill Reports Despite an 11.9 percent profit decline from the year-earlier quarter, adjusted earnings of Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC), the St. Louis-based health insurer, beat Wall Street’s estimate and shares rose 4.3 percent. The company reported net earnings of $230 million, or diluted earnings of $1.30 per share, helped by an income […]

Brunswick reports loss despite growth in marine business, shares drop

By Alexa Adler Medill Reports Brunswick Corp., operator of marine, fitness and billiards businesses, swung to a quarterly loss, primarily due to increased pension settlement and restructuring charges and a charge reflecting recent tax legislation, as well as weakness in the fitness business.

Northbrook club’s speed skating alum carries swagger to South Korea

By Chris Kwiecinski Medill Reports MILWAUKEE – He doesn’t make outlandish guarantees, but it’s easy to see that two-time Olympian Mitchell Whitmore isn’t short on confidence.  Asked about his expectations for the 2018 Winter Games, Whitmore, who trained at the Northbrook Speed Skating Club, showcases more bravado than his fellow speed- skating Olympians. “I think […]

Trio of Chicagoans make Olympic ski-jumping history in 2018

By Chris Kwiecinski Medill Reports Three of the four members on the U.S. Olympic ski-jumping team hail from Illinois’ lone ski-jumping club, and have made history for their training club in the process. U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced on January 25 Wauconda’s Kevin Bickner and Barrington’s Casey Larson will join Cary’s Michael Glasder on the […]

Chicago’s Working Bikes empowers riders across the globe

Working Bikes Winter Workshop

By Nathan Ouellette Medill Reports Traffic along  Western Avenue south of the Loop is often congested. Yet a reprieve from the pandemonium of horns and speeding cars can be found at the corner of Western Avenue and 24th Place, amid a dense forest of refurbished bicycles, at Working Bikes bike shop.  Working Bikes is more […]