Cancer mortality rate records largest single-year drop ever

By Sally Ehrmann Medill Reports Cancer survival rates are climbing with early diagnosis and new therapies, according to the latest annual report from the American Cancer Society released earlier this month. The report documented the largest single-year drop ever in U.S. cancer deaths. The 2.2% decline in cancer deaths from 2016 to 2017 falls in […]

LGBT center taps new security firm amid activist pressure

Center on Halsted

By Adam Rhodes Medill Reports The Center on Halsted LGBT community center in Boystown tapped Quantum Security LLC as its new security provider on Wednesday, ousting a security firm owned by a police officer who investigators found had assaulted a black security guard in a racist attack in Lake View in 2013. The Center said […]

Chicago’s Kansas City Chiefs bar fans erupt during playoff win

By Leah Vann Medill Reports Professional and collegiate team flags hanging from sports bars decorate many streets in Chicago. Outside, it’s Bears, Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls country. But inside, each bar shelters a haven of raucous sports fans avid to share the spirit for hometown teams that may be far away. The AFC divisional […]

Chicago Fire media day connects coaches and players with supporters

By Jake Meister Medill Reports Chicago Fire head coach Raphaël Wicky is trying to build a winning culture for the men’s soccer club that has struggled to find success over the course of the last decade. “The message to the players on the first day was I want a team of passion, and you have to […]