The man in the skyscraper church

Sky Chapel

By Alyk Russell Kenlan Medill Reports “An unexpected raise! #blessed,” the Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy, 64, told his congregation during a recent service. “You don’t want one?” he teased.  From the tallest church in the world, he delivers messages of inclusivity and diversity every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The pastor’s journey to the 23-story Chicago Temple […]

BC commit Jalen McCain is the man with the plan on and off the field

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports Led by Boston College football commit Jalen “Buck” McCain his new project Be Gr8 Fitness is making all the right moves during this difficult time. Photo at top: Jalen McCain and his team after finishing a virtual workout here. (Mark McCain/Athletic Republic)

Old Lyme honors veterans despite parade cancellation

By Dave Peck Medill Reports The echo of “Taps” could be heard this past Memorial Day in Old Lyme to honor its veterans. With the annual parade canceled, few were in attendance on the Duck River Cemetery — no chatter, no applause, no gun salutes. Despite the small turnout, veterans like Robert Roser, 91, were […]

In DC, Memorial Day represents a return to normalcy

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports Americans have been living in quarantine for more than two months due to COVID-19. In Washington D.C., Memorial Day presented an opportunity for people to get out of their house, enjoy the weather, and honor those who have served our country. People sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial […]

Study abroad cut short

By Allegra Zamore Medill Reports College students across the country often look forward to studying abroad across the globe. With a global pandemic and travel bans put in place, students around the world were forced to come back to the United States quickly. Many feel their experiences were cut short as they were unable to […]

The giant of Michigan Avenue

Hancock Skyline

By Alyk Russell Kenlan Medill Reports Imagine waking up on the 80th floor, going down to work on the 35th floor, grabbing lunch on the second floor, stopping by the grocery store or dry cleaner on the 44th floor and eating dinner on the 95th floor before going back home to the 80th floor. Residents […]