Local businesses assess the impact of the Lincoln Yards project

By Louis Ricard Medill Reports Developer Sterling Bay is working with the City of Chicago to bring a new recreational area in Lincoln Yards, a massive city-within-a-city proposed development . After Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd) gave his approval earlier this month to the third and latest proposal in his ward, the Chicago Plan Commission voted […]

5G rollout brings to life the smart hospital

Rush University Medical Center

By Xieyang Jessica Qiao Medill Reports Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center partnered with AT&T to deploy a fifth-generation cellular network in hospital settings, capitalizing on 5G’s fast speeds to enhance access to care and improve efficiency. 5G is expected to operate in the millimeter wave band, which has a much higher frequency than current bands […]

Never had a food allergy? You may develop one in adulthood

By Lu Zhao Medill Reports Tree nuts used to be a healthy snack for Jill Marks Yamane  – until last year. She snacked on a pack of Almond Pocky Sticks as usual while waiting for an appointment. Suddenly, she felt terrible. “My tongue started going numb,” Yamane recalled. “And my mouth felt inflamed.” Breathing became […]

Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball season in review

Greg Melo Medill Reports As the calendar flipped from 2018 to 2019, Missouri Valley Conference games officially kicked into full gear with teams  jockeying for position in lieu of March’s tournament in Quad Cities in Moline. With conference play in full swing, here is a look at the current state of the MVC standings and […]

Chicago area public libraries offer staff social workers to link patrons to resources

By Kimberly Jin Medill Reports Out in the bitter cold air, Daniel Palmer waves his crumpled cardboard sign — “homeless anything helps” — at people and cars passing by. Every day the 34-year-old stands here, at the intersection of South LaSalle Street and West Congress Parkway, patiently panhandling for hours. This is his “spot,” he […]

Two mayoral candidates propose city public bank

By Dwight A. Weingarten Medill Reports While 12 of Chicago’s mayoral candidates addressed issues of housing, immigration, policing, among other critical issues at a packed forum, two zeroed in on an emerging but untested idea for a municipal public bank. “We need to create a municipal bank that is from the community, for the community, […]

Born from the soda pop tax repeal, independent commission to examine Cook County revenue

By Dwight A. Weingarten Medill Reports Balancing your family budget often starts with taking a hard look at available income before determining the expenses you can afford. For Cook County, a new Independent Revenue Forecasting Commission will be mapping out the county’s projected revenue starting in April in response to widespread criticism that forced repeal […]

Chicago mayoral candidates discuss immigrant entrepreneurs

Yixuan Xie Medill Reports Four Chicago mayoral candidates offered their strategies on how to support small business owners, particularly among immigrant populations, at a public forum on Wednesday at the Croatian Cultural Center. The forum was sponsored by more than 10 multicultural organizations representing Indo-American, Muslim, Jewish, Assyrian, Arab American, Asian American communities and others. Former […]

Loyola outlast Pepperdine, dispatches UC San Diego to notch perfect weekend

Tim Hackett Medill Reports Ramblers Improve to 5-1 by Winning Five-Set Thriller Over Waves, Sweeping Tritons A pair of wins at Gentile Arena this weekend reinforced why Loyola Men’s Volleyball is one of the best teams in the sport. The #7 Ramblers improved to 5-1 in the 2019 season by outlasting the #5 Pepperdine Waves […]