Volunteer Coordinator supplies the heart of Community Feast Soup Kitchen

By Joshua R. Skinner Medill Reports Community Feast, a volunteer-run soup kitchen, has operated every Sunday in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago for the last 35 years. Unlike most soup kitchens, Community Feast serves restaurant-style meals, complete with seating and menus. Volunteers are at the heart of that service, many of whom have given […]

Erosion leaves Rogers Park residents uncertain about future of local beaches

By Joshua R. Skinner Medill Reports The beaches in Rogers Park are at risk of being destroyed. After years of erosion brought on by rising water levels, Chicago is racing to save what’s left of Howard, Juneway, and Rogers beaches. As an emergency measure, the city is installing armored boulders to halt further erosion, claiming […]

Native American Powwow draws a multicultural crowd at UIC

By Anika Exum Medill Reports Every November, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) hosts a traditional powwow to commemorate the start of Native American Heritage Month. Chicago is home to the Midwest’s largest Native American population and is the second largest east of the Mississippi River. This year’s powwow was the 27th annual event, […]