Your old cell phone could become the medals for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Cyan Zhong Medill Reports If you live in Japan, you might have a chance to see top athletes all over the world wear your old phones on their necks next summer. Well, not quite, but close. The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been collecting used electronics all over Japan, […]

R. Kelly indictment sparks sexual violence conversations among Chicagoans


By Nora Mabie Medill Reports Students, educators and community members came together this month to discuss sexual violence against black women and girls at the Pop-Up JUST Art Gallery, a program of the Social Justice Initiative at University of Illinois at Chicago. Recent charges of sexual abuse against R&B singer R. Kelly ignited the meeting […]

San Juan outreach program supports local homeless community

A man sits alone on a closed restaurant’s patio at 11 p.m.

By Chris Schulz Medill Reports SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – It’s just before 8 p.m. when we arrive at Iniciativa Comunitaria in the Rio Piedras neighborhood of San Juan. Every Friday night, Iniciativa conducts Operación Compasión, a nighttime round to serve the local homeless population by providing food, coffee, juice, condoms, clothes, hygiene kits and […]

ABA TECHSHOW introduces cutting-edge technology for law practices

By Yixuan Xie Medill Reports Technology startups plan to stir up legal practices with their latest advances. Fifteen of these companies participated in the Startup Alley at the annual American Bar Association (ABA) TECHSHOW in Chicago through this past weekend.  The innovators demonstrated the integration in law office operations of their new tools for artificial […]