Rocky: An odds-defying journey from an LCL injury back to the Chicago hardwood

By John Alfes Medill Reports Seated senior point guard Rocky Viette extended his left leg on the baseline, reached for his foot and cracked a smile ahead of Lake View’s game against Marine Leadership Academy. It was a welcoming sight for head coach Mike Davis. It was a relieving sight for senior guard Tyrek Warren. […]

Who’s running for Chicago Mayor – and why?

By: Noah Broder Medill Reports As the February 26 election moves closer and early voting begins, 14 mayoral candidates are working to win the critical  50 percent of the vote. If no candidate receives over half of the vote, there will be a runoff election on April 2 between the top two candidates who receive […]

Chicago Chill – Temperature drop empties streets as students and commuters stay home

Chris Schulz Medill Reports January 30, 2019, marked one of the coldest days in Chicago’s history, with an early morning low of -23 degrees and a frigid high of -10. Schools, businesses, and public attractions all closed their doors against the dangerous cold, encouraging everyone to stay indoors. Downtown Chicago, devoid of its characteristic bustle, […]

How this nano startup tackles big problems at the smallest scale

By Cyan Zhong Medill Reports A floating birthday balloon that sticks to the wall. A sponge absorbing water. An exploding soda can. A bottle rocket. These seemingly unrelated items are all analogies Benjamin Hernandez uses to explain his startup, NuMat Technologies, a nanotechnology company in Skokie that tackles big problems at the smallest possible scale. […]

Who is the most tech-friendly candidate for mayor of Chicago?

By Yixuan Xie Medill Reports Early voting in Chicago’s elections began Tuesday, setting the stage for the winning candidate who will have the opportunity to accelerate Chicago’s already burgeoning tech scene. Chicago tied for the second most innovative U.S. city with Boston and has become one of the nation’s leading tech hubs, according to a […]