George Washington High School rallies against their new toxic neighbors

By Natalie Eilbert and Emily Little Medill Reports When yet one more industrial facility planned to move operations to the Southeast Side, they likely didn’t think their main opponents would be high schoolers. But the students of George Washington High School weren’t going to back down. After Lincoln Park residents fought for its removal, General […]

Rewinding to Election Day at eleven Chicago polling sites

A line outside of the United Center arena in the West Loop neighborhood

By Caroline Catherman & Grace Rodgers Medill Reports Illinois voted blue this year, just as it has every other year since 1992. The 2020 presidential election brought an unprecedented number of registered voters to cast ballots in the state. Early voting and absentee voting became much more popular, and several polling administrators reported seeing more […]

Chicago’s shuttered storefronts left in limbo as Trump refuses to concede election

The painted words “WE ARE OPEN” greet ZARA customers

By Grace Rodgers & Marisa Sloan Medill Reports After nearly a week of counting ballots, Joe Biden was declared president-elect early Saturday morning. Many storefronts along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, also known as the Magnificent Mile thanks in part to its grand architecture and designer brands, boarded up their windows days in advance, anticipating election unrest. […]

Media company provides essentials for business during pandemic

Terraboost Wellness Kiosk in Jewel Osco

By Bennett Baker Medill Reports Since 2006, Terraboost Media has been combining wellness and marketing by pairing sanitizing gel and wipe stations with advertisements in malls, grocery stores and other businesses. For businesses trying to keep their doors open during the pandemic, keeping patrons safe is paramount. With the spike in demand for hand-sanitizer and […]