Romeoville High School “modifies” walk-out after Instagram threat

By Patrick Engel Medill Reports Romeoville High School students participated in 17 minutes of silence in their gym in lieu of a walk-out protest that was canceled early Wednesday morning as a result of a prior threat posted by a student on Instagram. The school’s decision to postpone the walk-out came early Wednesday, after Romeoville […]

Amid high school walkouts, Chicago college students make voices heard

By Robbie Weinstein Medill Reports Most Chicago colleges and universities joined high schools across the nation in staging walkouts on Wednesday, protesting gun laws and violence in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Students from Northwestern University, Truman College, Malcolm X College, Roosevelt University, Columbia College and the University of Illinois at Chicago participated to […]

Protestors and pro-second amendment activists counter Chicago-area walkouts

By Chris Kwiecinski Medill Reports As tens of thousands of Chicago-area students walked out in protest of school shootings, gun owners, conservatives and students alike found ways to make their opposing voices heard. Students stayed inside and gun owners launched counter protests to make their pro-gun stances known on a day that featured many anti-gun […]

Chicago-area students walk out in protest of school shootings

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports At Oak Park and River Forest High School Wednesday morning, around 1000 students, many wearing orange in solidarity, walked out of their classes at 10 a.m., carrying signs protesting gun violence while marching around their school compound. At Evanston Township High School, almost all 3,500 students entered their football stadium […]

Photo Gallery: Students walk out to protest against gun violence

By Giulia Petroni and Ilana Marcus Medill Reports In solidarity with the National Walkout Day, students across the Chicago-area walked out of their classrooms to protest against gun violence. The 17-minute march — a minute for each life lost in the Parkland shooting — is intended to pressure U.S. Congress to pass gun control legislation. […]

Illinois senators join the movement against gun violence

By Kaitlin Englund Medill Reports Showing solidarity with students across the nation, approximately 100 Illinois senators, lobbyists and staff walked out at the Capitol in Springfield Wednesday morning to remember those who have died from gun violence in Chicago and throughout the United States. “We are here today, not as politicians but as colleagues committed […]

Harold Washington Library Opens Holocaust Exhibit

Forty panels make up the Courage To Remember exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center

By Jessica Nieberg Medill Reports Though Illinois is home to one of the most high-tech Holocaust museums in the world, The Harold Washington Library Center is showcasing a special — though lower-tech — exhibit, making an educational experience about the Holocaust more accessible to city residents. The Courage To Remember exhibit will be on display […]