Local organizing key to rent strikes across country

By Samone Blair Medill Reports Rent strike protests were among various demonstrations that took place across the country on May 1. Employees at companies like Amazon, Instacart, Target and Whole Foods also took to the streets while still practicing social distancing in honor of International Workers’ Day. Organizers who align with Rent Strike 2020 are […]

COVID-19 leaves international student stuck in Chicago

By Michael Thomas Medill Reports Prabash Tiwari is an international student studying in Chicago. With college campuses closed and classes moved online, he’s trying to get home to his family in India. Since Tiwari is originally a citizen of the U.K., he’s not allowed to fly into India. He hopes the government reevaluates its border […]

Coronavirus won’t stop media company from creating basketball digital library

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports Capitol Hoops President Marc Stern eats, sleeps and breathes basketball. A month ago, he contracted the coronavirus, losing his sense of taste and smell. But even COVID-19 can’t keep him from sharing his love of basketball with the world. Photo at top: DeMatha Catholic celebrates after winning the 2020 WCAC […]

How COVID-19 is changing how restaurants do business

By Joshua Skinner Medill Reports With Texas’ stay at home order expiring on May 1, restaurants are slowly moving from curbside pick-up to allowing a limited number of diners. New regulations laid out by Gov. Greg Abbott allow restaurants to operate at 25% capacity, even with new cases of COVID-19 popping up across the state. […]