Chicago celebrates four medallions at the James Beard Awards

Bakers at Publican Quality Bread

By Nicole Croteau Medill Reports Chicago chefs and restaurateurs took home four medallions last week at the 2019 James Beard Awards. Greg Wade of Publican Quality Bread was named Outstanding Baker, and Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz of Boka Restaurant Group won Best Restaurateur at the ceremony in Chicago last Monday night. Other categories that […]

West Garfield Park program helps young men build a brighter future

By Josephine Chu Medill Reports The life expectancy in West Garfield Park is 16 years shorter than that of Chicago’s downtown area, making it the lowest in the city. One organization at New Mount Pilgrim Church is trying to help young men avoid the drugs and gun violence that threaten young lives in the community.