Fourth annual Women’s March Chicago rallies thousands of supporters

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By Shirin Ali Medill Reports Thousands of people gathered in Grant Park on Saturday to march for climate change solutions, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights and getting out the vote, issues highlighted at the annual Women’s March since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump. Women’s March Chicago organized the event and estimated that 10,000 people […]

Illinois hit hard amid nationwide e-cigarette and vaping lung injuries

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By Shirin Ali Medill Reports Some 2,602 hospitalizations and 57 deaths nationwide are now associated with e-cigarettes and vaping since the outbreak began in summer 2019, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month in a status update. The CDC also revealed Illinois has some of the highest concentration of e-cigarette and […]

Soup & Bread returns to the Hideout Inn for ‘pay-what-you-can’ meals

By Beth Stewart Medill Reports Home cooks and local chefs volunteer to serve up hot soups from crock pots to patrons for a “pay-what-you-can” meal through the Soup & Bread benefit at the Hideout Inn at 1354 W. Waubonsia Ave. All are welcome at the weekly Wednesday benefit that has been raising funds for local […]

Bill Weld positions his GOP presidential run as a moderate alternative to Trump

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By Shirin Ali Medill Reports Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld, former Massachusetts governor, discussed his run for the presidency at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. His free-wheeling talk Jan. 27 covered the uphill battle campaigning against an incumbent, his support for impeachment and the bleak future he sees for the Republican Party. “I […]

As ward redistricting approaches, where will jail inmates count?

By Joel Jacobs Medill Reports When Chicago politicians redrew the 24th Ward in 2011, it contained a notable addition — a narrow, hook-like appendage that extended over a mile south, widening at the bottom to include the Cook County Jail. As a result, jail inmates accounted for approximately one in six people in the new […]

Fans “still taking it in” after death of Kobe Bryant

Zoe Collins Rath Medill Reports In the wake of the deaths of Los Angeles Laker great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in California on Jan. 26, people all over the world are sharing their condolences and paying their respects. “We want to pay tribute to a man […]

Trump comments threaten cultural destruction, says top archaeologists

By Seb Peltekian Medill Reports In a series of tweets posted on Jan. 4, President Donald Trump threatened to destroy 52 Iranian sites if “Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets.” The tweet stated that the sites “could be important to Iran & the Iranian culture.” The Iranian regime “is allowed to kill our people, […]

In the battle of Chicago’s budget deficit, community investment takes the hit

By Alison Saldanha Medill Reports Just after sunset on a December afternoon, squeals and laughter filled the basketball court of the Chicago Jesuit Academy, on Chicago’s West Side, as 60 students ages 8 to 13 dribbled balls and ran back and forth. With a clipboard in his hand and a pen tucked behind his ear, […]