Chicago custom upholsterer serves local businesses

By David Korzeniowski Medill Reports Chicago custom upholster Dane Utech has been perfecting his craft for years. Operating out of his studio in the Near West Side, Utech has made custom shoes, bags, wallets, covers and seats. He combines technical precision with artistry is each one of his projects. As a one-man business, Utech has […]

Chicago penguin pair tours local attractions

Magellanic Penguins

By Thomas Smith Medill Reports Most couples were hunkering down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but Izzy and Darwin spent the lockdown visiting some of Chicago’s best museums. The pair of magellanic penguins toured the Field Museum of Natural History in July and got to preview the Museum of Contemporary Art’s new Just Connect exhibit before […]

Humanity Relief delivers care packages to the homeless to combat Chicago’s winter

A volunteer gives two care packages to a homeless

By Hazel Tang Medill Reports Humanity Relief, a local non-profit community support group, delivered care packages to the homeless people in Chicago to help them get through the brutal cold. The packages included food, daily supplies, towels and hygiene products for females as well. Ali Khan, the group founder and president, packed up with his […]

Organism remains help scientists understand climate


By Thomas Smith Medill Reports Scientists are making discoveries about the Earth’s climate by studying single-celled protists that lived hundreds of thousands of years ago. Shells from foraminifera, a type of protist, have differing chemical compositions that reflect the planet’s climate. Foraminifera still exist in the oceans today, and analyzing the preserved shells lets scientists […]