Japanese and Illinois companies connect for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

By Jessica Xieyang Qiao Medill Reports Japan, a hotbed of craftsmanship and innovation, is well equipped for the fourth industrial revolution as Japanese manufacturing companies leverage high technology to accelerate the delivery of industrial automation solutions. Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America (PSSNA), a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, launched in April last year to […]

The journey from homelessness to finding a home

By Lu Zhao Medill Reports The single room occupancy (SRO) residence on Kenmore Avenue occupies a clean, quiet and lovely part of Uptown, dotted with a chain of Vietnamese and Chinese shops. The building is close to the Argyle station on the Red Line, only a three-minute walk away. I wasn’t sure whether I could […]

Social media brings Chicago Native Americans home to their reservations

By Lily Qi Medill Reports Pamala Silas used to hold annual meetings in downtown Chicago with other Menominee tribal members who lived in the area. “I could get a hundred people to come to a meeting two times a year. I gave them a nice dinner, we had a presentation, the tribal leaders would come, […]