Six candidates compete in 12th District primary as committee plans appointment

By Joel Jacobs Medill Reports With the March 17 primary fast approaching, six candidates are vying to fill the 12th District House seat held by former State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, the Chicago Democrat recently appointed to fill former Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s seat. The district consists of parts of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Near North […]

Real Dog Moms of Chicago find innovative ways to raise pet rescue awareness

By Justin Horowitz Medill Reports Approximately six million companion animals enter rescue shelters each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. To raise awareness of overcrowding in shelters, community organization Real Dog Moms of Chicago is hosting weekly events benefiting rescue centers in the city. The group’s events are […]

Always compete: Tyler Uberstine fulfills dream of playing college baseball

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By Forest Stulting Medill Reports In his number 28 black jersey and gray pants, Tyler Uberstine stood atop the artificial mound inside Northwestern’s Trienens Performance Center. He took a deep breath and fired home. “Strike one,” yelled the umpire. Uberstine finally had his chance. “It was great to find a coaching staff that supported and […]