Taking command of cyber risks: Tips and tools you can use now

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A guide to keeping your digital information exactly that: yours By Tyler Sonnemaker Medill Reports Has your personal information leaked in a data breach? (Not sure? Use this tool to find out). How about passwords — still using “password” or “123456” for everything? Do you want to keep prying eyes away from health records, personal […]

The Silver Van: How one local organization is fighting the opioid crisis

By Kaisha Young Medill Reports In recent years, opioid-related deaths have spiked nationwide. Since 2001, the Chicago Recovery Alliance has been working to combat the opioid crisis by utilizing a harm reduction approach with users across the city. Photo at top: The Chicago Recovery Alliance van is parked at an outreach location. (Kaisha Young/MEDILL)

Plans for former coal plant irk Pilsen activists

By Lauren Robinson Medill Reports This story has been revised to reflect the status of Hilco’s relationship to the former Fisk site. Seven years after Pilsen residents celebrated the closure of the Fisk coal plant, activists are gearing up for a new campaign: to demand input in the site’s redevelopment and oppose the continued operation […]

Mary Schmich is world famous – but you may not know her

By Andrew Donlan Medill Reports Mary Schmich was walking to work at the Chicago Tribune, as she did everyday, when she passed a young woman naively soaking herself in some of the first strong rays of sun on Lake Michigan after a long Chicago winter. “I remember thinking ‘God, I hope she’s wearing sunscreen.’” Schmich […]

Chasing the ghost – The struggle to stay drug-free

By Lu Zhao Medill Reports When Ryan Ali looks back on his teenage years, he wishes he had been “the biggest nerd in the school.” He wasn’t. He was easily influenced by what he calls “peer pressure.” There was a party night back in high school in Chicago. A friend called Ali into the bathroom. […]

Water contamination threat continues for the Navajo Nation

By Lily Qi and Lu Zhao Medill Reports Uranium, arsenic, lead … have you ever thought about these metals contaminating the water you use and drink every day? Once they reach a certain level, these elements can cause illness and even endanger your life. This is what has been happening in the Navajo Nation with […]

A disappointing Northwestern Men’s Basketball season ends in a fitting way – with a loss

https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/soundcite/latest/js/soundcite.min.js The Wildcats’ season ended with an overtime loss in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center last week,  ending a dismal 2018-19 season by Tim Hackett Medill Reports March 13, 2017. Northwestern Men’s Basketball prepared for a trip to Salt Lake City, reveling in the previous night’s announcement that […]