Keeping warm: Where do the homeless go when it gets cold?


By Mary Hall Medill Reports On a late summer day that just hints at the coming fall, Kelly, 38, greets me with a smile as bright as the colorful, striped blanket she often has draped over her while she busks for money just outside a busy downtown train stop. She’s been living on Chicago’s streets […]

Munster athlete becomes Under Armour First Team All-American

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports From a young age, 17-year-old Madison Horin wanted to be a basketball player like her mother. Little did she know that she’d become one of the best in the country as she wracks up assists and blocks in another sport. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker from Munster, Indiana, is set to […]

Volunteers write holiday letters to LGBTQ inmates

By Aqilah Allaudeen Medill Reports The cards expressed caring, the joy of life and the “the possibility of miracles.” Some 40 volunteers gathered at the Chicago Freedom School in downtown Chicago Sunday to write letters to incarcerated LGBTQ members across the nation. The “holiday card party” was organized by Black and Pink, a prison abolitionist […]

Coats and booties protect dogs from winter’s sting

By Stephanie Fox Medill Reports [googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSvt1qbYKIU3BsHzUHhLF57Mb40zXLdzAyfdBVtGOBZDcQod5Yn2-ThqATBUOrWMGCtOhol-l012MH6/embed” query=”start=false&loop=true&delayms=5000″ width=”500″ height=”280″ /] Slideshow: Chicago dogs sport their winter clothes. (Stephanie Fox) There’s nothing more adorable than a dog dressed up for winter. Even before the first big snowfall of the year, social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are plastered in photos of French […]

Toriano Sanzone runs for alderman of his North Lawndale “hometown”

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By Stephanie Fox Medill Reports [googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vS8xe3QkvVb-kTPDhiM-Extu-rc_IJQpV5Phyri25q7nZuql9ipWZ30bpvi4YGtQS5SxBiiUvIDenFH/embed” query=”start=true&loop=true&delayms=5000″ width=”500″ height=”280″ /] Slideshow: (Stephanie Fox) With his locks pulled back into a ponytail, and his ears and nose decorated in jewelry, Toriano Sanzone exudes his own style as a businessman and a candidate running for office to give a stronger voice to his community. Sanzone […]