The After-Bern: Will Bernie Sanders make another run for President?

By Elizabeth Beyer Medill Reports Supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are already calling on him to run for president in 2020. The Vermont politician has yet to confirm or deny his second bid for the presidency but multiple news outlets have hinted at the possibility. Regardless of his rumored political aspirations for the next presidential election, the […]

A Place to Button It Up: Inside One Of Chicago’s Most Unique Museums

By Annanya Johari Medill Reports Maybe it’s a victory celebration button from  George Washington’s inauguration that you’re hoping to see.  We have the place to find it. Nestled in a quiet corner of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, is one of its most unique museums. Founded and run by Christen Carter and her brother Joel Carter, the […]

Campus gunman hoax alarms Northwestern students

By Cade Shultice Medill Reports Northwestern University students and community members breathed sighs of relief on Wednesday after the Evanston Police Department declared that the emergency alert issued earlier that day was a false alarm. Around 2:30 pm, the Northwestern University Emergency Notification System sent out phone calls, text messages and emails to students and […]

U.S. jobless claims drop, signaling robust labor market

People cross the street in downtown Chicago. (Alexa Adler/MEDILL)

By Alexa Adler Medill Reports The number of Americans filing initial unemployment claims dropped slightly last week, signaling continued soundness in the labor markets. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that for the week ended March 10, seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims decreased by 4,000 to 226,000 from the revised figure of 230,000 for […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders backs Jesús “Chuy” García for Congress

By Elizabeth Beyer Medill Reports Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders spoke during a rally for congressional candidate Jesús “Chuy” García at Apollos 2000 in Little Village recently. Garcia is one of  three Democratic candidates vying for Congressman Luis Gutierrez’s seat after the representative of the 4th District in Illinois announced he would not seek reelection. “I’m not […]