Bannon debate invitation sparks protests at University of Chicago

By Cade Shultice Medill Reports Steve Bannon, former executive director of Breitbart News and former White House Chief Strategist for the Trump administration, has accepted an invitation to a debate on immigration and globalization at the University of Chicago. This sparked protests from University of Chicago students and community members who disapprove of the school […]

Twitter earns first profit, stock soars


By Ang Gao Medill Reports Twitter Inc. earned a profit for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2017. The stock soared. The San Francisco-based company reported net income of $91.1 million, or diluted earnings per share of 12 cents, up from a net loss of $167.1 million or diluted earnings per share of […]

Meet the Chicago-area athletes competing in Pyeongchang

By Chris Kwiecinski Medill Reports The highly anticipated 2018 Winter Olympics will begin on Thursday. Here are the 12 Illinois athletes who have qualified for the Games. . Kevin Bickner – 21, ski jumping Bickner, who makes up one-third of the Norge Ski Club’s Olympians, qualified for the Olympics with a high World Cup showing. […]

Record number of millennials sign up to run for local office in 2018 midterms

By Elizabeth Beyer Medill Reports Grassroots organizations launched since the last national election to train young first-time candidates received thousands of requests for assistance. First time candidates under the age of 35 are taking on entrenched incumbents in midterm races across the country. Many of them cited the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and lack […]