26.2% resilience, 73.8% stupidity: an essay


By Caroline Kurdej Medill Reports I arrived at the start line trembling — from the cold and the nerves — ready to vomit. “Hello, marathoners! Are you ready for the 42nd Bank of America Chicago Marathon?” The announcer’s voice boomed from the speakers off LaSalle Street. The crowd roared. Runners started stripping, tearing off their […]

New mural at Bronzeville Mariano’s helps community reclaim history

Color Me South Side

By Arnab Mondal Medill Reports A new mural in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side is inspiring the black community to come together to reclaim their history and re-establish their connections with the neighborhood. The mural, located at the Mariano’s store in Bronzeville, is the brainchild of Chicago-born muralist Dorian Sylvain.