Multiple federal agencies hit by wave of possible Iran-linked cyberattacks

By Tyler Sonnemaker Medill Reports The Department of Homeland Security last week instructed all federal civilian agencies to take immediate actions to address “significant and imminent risks to agency information and information systems” resulting from an ongoing wave of cyberattacks. In an emergency directive issued Jan. 22, DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said it […]

Northwestern qualifies for ITA Team Championship with wins over UCF, Miami


By Neel Madhavan Medill Reports Northwestern University sophomore Caroline Pozo – roughly midway through the third set of her match against Miami’s Carla Girbau – noticed that teammate Inci Ogut had just defeated her opponent in a three-set battle on the adjacent court. Ogut’s 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 win over Miami’s Yuna Ito at the No. […]

Daughters of Oscar Brown Jr. preserve his legacy with cyber-themed musical

Tyler Sonnemaker Medill Reports In the nineties, Chicago entertainment legend Oscar Brown Jr. began working on a musical about morality in the digital age. While many of his predictions remain relevant today, his daughters, Maggie and Africa, are advancing his vision posthumously through their production of CYBERSOUL, a computer-generated musical. [vimeo 325474584 w=640 h=360] Photo […]

Striking out ALS one pitch at a time

Pete Frates raising awareness for ALS at Fenway Park.

By Emily Iannaconi Medill Reports As the Boston College players perch on the top step of the dugout, their arms touch the red flag with a white ribbon that looks like a baseball and has the words “Strike Out ALS” inscribed in blue lettering. No matter where or when they play, the Eagles support and […]

Misdemeanor court tackles fast-paced flow of cases

Open door shows interior of empty courtroom

By Chris Schulz Medill Reports Cook County Circuit Court Judge Robert Kuzas considered 88 misdemeanor cases over the course of two hours at a recent 9 a.m. hearing. That is considered a moderately slow session in Branch 43, as the county’s misdemeanor court at 3150 W. Flournoy St. is known. Two more sessions filled that […]

More international students in the U.S. ponder career prospects after graduation

By Lily Qi Medill Reports After receiving another job rejection, 22-year-old Dayan Paiewonsky posted an Instagram screenshot of the email with “thank u, next.” Paiewonsky left the Dominican Republic four years ago to study international business and finance at the Loyola University Chicago. With graduation approaching this summer, finding a job is becoming urgent for […]

What’s on the ballot in Chicago’s 2019 election?

By Noah Broder Medill Reports The Chicago mayor’s race is the top-line ballot consideration for voters as the Feb. 26 citywide elections approach. With 14 candidates in the mayoral race, voters have a less than a month to decide how they want to cast their votes. But Chicagoans also must consider other key races. While […]