Diehard German soccer fans support Dortmund in London

By Fernando Shan Medill Reports The English soccer team Tottenham Hotspur packed home ground Wembley Stadium with not only local Hotspur’s fans, but also thousands of German Borussia Dortmund supporters in a February  Champions League Round of 16 clash. Borussia Dortmund, current Bundesliga (German Division One soccer league) leader, started the Champions League elimination rounds […]

Rodriguez wins 22nd Ward seat in decisive victory

Michael Rodriguez addresses supporters on election night.

By Chris Schulz Medill Reports Democrat Michael Rodriguez won the 22nd Ward aldermanic seat Tuesday, with 63.9 percent of the vote, defeating three other candidates. Rodriguez succeeds longtime Alderman Ricardo Muñoz. After representing the 22nd ward for 25 years, Muñoz announced in July that he would not seek reelection and endorsed Rodriguez’s candidacy. Rodriguez also […]

Philadelphia Eagles to move on from Super Bowl LII hero

By Seth Schlechter Medill Reports Nick Foles’ unorthodox second stint with the Philadelphia Eagles has come to an end. The Super Bowl LII MVP has been the ultimate insurance policy throughout his time in Philadelphia. Foles’ greatest successes came after team injuries forced him into action. Off the bench, he led the Eagles to their […]

Shamet provides spark to surging Clippers

By Seth Schlechter Medill Reports Prior to the NBA trade deadline, the Los Angeles Clippers shook the league by shipping leading scorer Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers in a package centered on multiple draft picks and role players. Despite a career high scoring average, the Clippers decided that Harris, an impending free agent, was […]

Chicago hardened controls on cybersecurity with heightened concerns about electronic voting


By Jessica Xieyang Qiao Medill Reports Amid the ongoing 2019 mayoral elections and an increasing number of nationwide data breaches, Chicago beefed up cybersecurity controls to defend against potential voter fraud and hacking. Yet, the cybersecurity environment remains flawed and technology challenges facing the government cast doubts on maintaining the reliability of electronic voting, according […]