Haymarket Center fights against NuMed West Loop dispensary proposal

By Shirin Ali Medill Reports Community groups hit NuMed Chicago with fierce opposition to its recreational marijuana dispensary proposal for Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. The proposed dispensary would open at 935 W. Randolph St., on the same block as the city’s longest standing addiction treatment facility, Haymarket Center. “Having a dispensary located next door to […]

Gloves come off in the 9th Democratic primary debate; Warren coasts to a new high

By Alison Saldanha Medill Reports “We are not going to beat Donald Trump with a man who knows how many nondisclosure agreements and the drip, drip, drip of stories of women saying they have been harassed and discriminated against,” said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren about candidate Mike Bloomberg. “Mr. Bloomberg, it wasn’t you […]

Coaches and PT’s work together to keep athletes strong after injuries

By Zoe Collins Rath Medill Reports Despite hours in the gym and weight room, practices and taking good care of their bodies, elite athletes still sustain physical injuries that can take them out of their sport for as much as a year. One of the most common injuries is a torn ACL, one of the […]

Former Chicago Luvabull dances her way through an ever-evolving career

By Michaela Schirra Medill Reports Every day is different for Amelia Carpenter. From teaching fitness and dance classes to coaching a high school dance team, Carpenter has chosen to pursue her passion through varied paths. Carpenter, 30, currently works as a professional dancer, coach and teacher in Chicago and will continue to host private dance […]

Sanders rally in Charlotte draws a mix of committed, undecided supporters

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Maura Turcotte Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Bernie Sanders left his rally to a standing ovation. Macasha Campbell left undecided. Campbell, 29, voted for the progressive candidate in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and said she might vote for him again. Marijuana legalization, student loan forgiveness and health care expansion — some of Sanders’ […]

Chicago’s Latinx community struggles to find answers to mental health

By Leah Vann Medill Reports Linette Aleman, 20, rubbed her hands together as she sat in Los Gallos restaurant on Nov. 17, 2019, recalling the first panic attack she had 11 months ago. Aleman vividly remembers the episode. She described the feeling of her shoulders rising up uncontrollably, and what followed was a series of […]

Black voters in South Carolina could boost Tom Steyer’s rise

By Brandon Raphael Dupre Medill Reports Easter Benjamin stood on her front porch watching Tom Steyer canvassers in bright orange and blue campaign shirts spill out of a van. Their shirts flashed across the backdrop of muddied grass and drab woods in a mostly African American neighborhood outside the small city center. Benjamin, an African […]