Preview: Illinois’ best high school lacrosse match up

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Two of the best high school lacrosse programs in the state of Illinois will face-off for the first time this season. These two schools have a rivalry that has consequences for the outcome of their games; usually the winner is the state champion. Loyola Academy High School is hosting its […]

Fans pack Soldier Field for Chicago Bears Draft Party

Darren Zaslau Medill Reports On April 26th, fans filled Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears Draft Party to see who the team would select with the eighth overall pick. At the party, fans were also able to meet players, tour the locker room and participate in on-field activities. The Bears drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith […]

Chasing tornadoes from the air

Chasing tornadoes and hurricanes with an airplane reveals an unprecedented view of their reach, threat and power. But it’s a rocky ride. Medill News Service reporter and Comer Scholar Morgan Levey hopped a front row seat in the cockpit of the P-3 “hurricane hunter” as an embedded reporter with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. She continues […]

Controversial Chicago ID card now available to homeless, undocumented immigrants & others

By Juliette Rocheleau Medill Reports A new program allows Chicago residents to register for a city-issued ID card. The completely optional card is aimed at “unlocking” the city by breaking down barriers to attaining government-issued photo ID, regardless of housing or citizenship status. The card also allows residents to choose male, female or nonbinary gender […]