Women executives lead six Chicagoland breweries

By Sally Ehrmann Medill Reports Chicago might be known for harsh winters, hot dogs, sports teams and deep dish pizza. But the city is becoming a hot spot for craft breweries as well. A 2018 study from the Brewers Association found that the Chicago area led the nation in the number of breweries with 167 […]

Preservation Chicago rallies to save historic buildings

Seb Peltekian Medill Reports In February, non-profit Preservation Chicago announced their annual “7 Most Endangered” list. All seven locations on the list–historically or architecturally-notable buildings and parks throughout the city–are threatened with demolition. Follow the StoryMap to find these endangered sites, read more about their history, learn about the threats they face and see what […]

Female politicians are struggling, but could succeed with more faith from voters

By Shirin Ali Medill Reports In 2020, more women hold positions in U.S. political office than ever before. Survey data reveals that 69% of adults believe female political leaders would improve the quality of life for most Americans. The public sees benefit to female leadership, but struggles to convey that faith in the voting booth. […]

DePaul wins for the third straight year at the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament

By Miyah Keller Medill Reports Winning is never a guaranteed formula for competitive athletes but, supporters of DePaul University Women’s Basketball are becoming accustomed to seeing their team in the March finals. The No. 1 seed Blue Demons conquered their third consecutive women’s basketball tournament championship March 9 with an 88-74 triumph over second seed […]

Special deployment of border patrol agents are targeting sanctuary cities

By Shirin Ali Medill Reports After thwarted efforts by the Trump administration to assert federal authority over the country’s multiple sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump successfully began deploying special border patrol agents across the country in a targeted effort meant to supplement local Immigration and Customs Enforcement field teams. According to The New York Times’ […]