Forgotten Sanctuaries: Urban Exploring in Chicagoland


By Leta Dickinson Medill Reports As waves of gentrification sweep across Chicago neighborhoods like Pilsen and West Loop, in many other neighborhoods, decrepit structures stand guard against the burgeoning development—long forgotten abandoned buildings. That is, forgotten by most. These vacant factories, cathedrals, warehouses, schools, homes and more become the go-to destinations for the local urban […]

The battleground in suburbia: Illinois’s 6th Congressional District

By Valerie Nikolas Medill Reports The congressional race is tightening in Illinois’s 6th District as Democrats vie for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) is fighting to keep his seat against Democratic contender Sean Casten. If elected, this would be the clean energy executive’s first time holding public office. With […]