Chicago heads to local essential business BottlesUp! for a safe and friendly wine fix

By Ruiqi Chen Medill Reports Ella Raymont’s first wine pickup of the pandemic involved leaving an envelope containing $100 in cash on a table in exchange for a box of thoroughly sanitized wines and beers. Raymont, a part-time wine sommelier at local wine store BottlesUp! in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, had texted BottlesUp! owner Melissa Zeman […]

National Nurses Week 2020: Leaders on the front lines of COVID-19

By Bre’onna Richardson Medill Reports National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 to May 12, but this year is different amid the coronavirus outbreak. Nurses across the country are going beyond the call of duty to help sick patients. Photo at top: A ‘Heroes Work Here’ sign is placed outside Beaumount Hospital in […]

Stimulus recipients consider spending or saving their checks

By Ruiqi Chen Medill Reports As stimulus checks hit bank accounts around the country, some financially secure recipients want to use their portion to support struggling local businesses, but financial advisors are urging caution. Congress’s initial $2 trillion economic stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, was passed in late March as […]

Weathering the storm: Live streaming with no events

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports When former Washington Post high school sports writer B.J. Koubaroulis realized that media consumption habits were changing, he decided to start his own business. Named Synthesis Multimedia Productions, Koubaroulis’s company specializes in the digital production of live sporting events. However, as a result of COVID-19, there are no longer any […]

TikTok Tawa: How a Stanford baseball player has gone viral amid COVID-19

By Dave Peck Medill Reports If you asked Stanford’s Tim Tawa, he’d tell you the key to TikTok is combining what you know with what you see. Since March, Tawa has been home getting swings in alongside lifelong friend and former teammate Will Matthiessen, who also played for the Cardinal before being drafted by the […]

It’s common to become allergic to a food item as an adult

By Anne Snabes Medill Reports Nearly 11% of adults in the U.S. are allergic to at least one type of food, according to Northwestern University research published last year. The researchers found that almost half of adults with food allergies acquired at least one allergy during adulthood. Ruchi Gupta, a pediatrician and director of the […]

A look at the NFL’s virtual offseason

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports While COVID-19 continues to affect the sports world, the NFL is moving forward with a virtual offseason. The organization is giving teams a chance to meet and get ready for the season online. Photo at top: New England Patriots #51 Ja’Whaun Bentley celebrates on the field. (Eric Adler/Patriots)