Warmer climates bring more insects, and those insects can bring illnesses

By Colleen Zewe Medill Reports Thanks to climate change, researchers found a new fly species buzzing through Indiana. And flies aren’t the only ones expanding their territories. Biologists at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science regularly collect blow flies in the area, but they were surprised to see a new species in their […]

Standing in solidarity with Yemen, Chicagoans rally to end the U.S.-backed war

By Aqilah Allaudeen Medill Reports Some 70 people rallied in  Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago recently to end the war in Yemen. Chicago Area Peace Action, or CAPA, a grassroots organization that works to reduce and eliminate the danger of nuclear weapons and militarism, organized the rally. 

Hassan El-Tayyab, the policy and organizing director at […]

Pittsburgh aftermath: Evanston religious leaders consider active shooter responses

By Alexis Shanes Medill Reports The thousands-year-old nightmare of anti-Semitism erupted again on Oct. 29, when 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue died in a shooting, likely the deadliest attack against Jews in U.S. history. Illinois religious communities, like so many faith groups around the world, recoiled in response, condemning the attack and […]

Ja’Mal Green looks to become youngest Mayor in Chicago history

By Casey Bannon Medill Reports On Nov. 26, Ja’Mal Green made history by becoming the youngest person ever to file the 12,500 signatures required to make it on February’s Chicago mayoral ballot. Despite his age, the 23-year-old activist and entrepreneur is no stranger to voicing his opinion on anything Chicago-related. Now, he’s hoping to use […]