Medill Newsmakers: EFT Sports Performance

EFT College Two-A-Day Program

By Connor Yahn Medill Reports EFT Sports Performance has become a renowned training facility in part because of the famous athletes that have trained there. The jerseys of Matt Forte, Devin Hester and Rashaan Melvin hang on the walls among many others, but EFT has developed into much more than just a gym for the […]

Special Olympics Chicago: Inspiring athletes for 50 years.

By Jake Riepma Medill Reports Special Olympics was born in the heart of Chicago in 1968. This year marks the 50th anniversary for this incredible organization. Take a look at the action, and hear the heartwarming and inspirational stories from athletes, coaches, and volunteers. Photo at top: Medill Reporter Jake Riepma celebrates with Special Olympians […]

Windy City women in tech

Alexa Adler interviews Betsy Ziegler, the first female CEO of tech incubator 1871.

By Alexa Adler Medill Reports In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, Alexa Adler interviews female tech leaders who are shattering the glass ceiling in Chicago’s startup scene. Photo at top: Alexa Adler interviews Betsy Ziegler, the first female CEO of tech incubator 1871. (Alexa Adler/MEDILL)

All Things Andersonville: Small Business Spotlight

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By Jayda McClendon Medill Newsmakers Andersonville is a Chicago neighborhood that’s well known for its small business scene. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we explore how small businesses in this community are enhancing the in-store shopping experience. Photo at top: Shopper browsing a display at Cowboys and Astronauts. (Jayda McClendon/MEDILL)

Esports: A new era of professional sports

By Jourdan Kerl Medill Newsmakers Professional video gaming, formally known as esports, is transforming ordinary people who play games into professional paid athletes through leagues like the NBA 2K League and Madden Championship Series. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we take an in-depth look at one of the fastest growing sports that is sweeping […]