Good Things Come in Threes at the Big East Tournament

By Roderick Diamond II Medill Reports For the third consecutive year, DePaul University hosted the Big East Conference women’s basketball tournament at Wintrust Arena  March 6-9. The prize, as usual, a tournament championship and an automatic pass to the NCAA Women’s Tournament. DePaul would be attempting their first three-peat in tournament history. Day 1 The […]

Let the girls play: How one girl’s love of baseball opened doors for hundreds more

By Beth Stewart Medill Reports When Taylor Daniels got cut from her all boys baseball team at age 13, she didn’t let that roadblock stop her from playing the sport she loved. Instead, she addressed the setback by building her own playing field, the organization Illinois Girls Baseball. The non-profit organization, which the Winnetka teen […]

Spidey-senses and an entrepreneurial spirit: a Q&A with Balodana founder Dana Todd

By Ruiqi Chen Medill Reports Dana Todd founded Balodana, an online made-to-order retail platform for women, in fall 2019 after many years in and out of the corporate world and entrepreneurship. Todd said the freedom of entrepreneurship ultimately led her to pursue this startup, which she hoped can give women greater confidence in their appearance […]

Kim Foxx maintains her ‘tough on crime’ message, avoiding more controversy

By Shirin Ali Medill Reports As she navigates a highly politicized reelection campaign, Kim Foxx appeared at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics Seminar in February ready to discuss her office’s work thus far and why she’s equipped to take on four more years as Cook County’s State’s Attorney. “As a proud Chicago resident, […]

Local officials bring mock Warren, Sanders debate to Chicago stage

By Beth Stewart Medill Reports As Chicagoans prepare to cast their vote in the Democratic Presidential primary on March 17, many took a closer look at the campaign platforms of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders during a mock debate at the Hideout Inn in West Town. Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson and 35th Ward […]