Snowstorms present new challenges for firefighters

By Brandon Schaff Medill Reports Chicago is no stranger to snowstorms, but this winter brought one of the worst ones in years. Hear from firefighters in Barrington, Illinois as they struggled to get to locations and find fire hydrants buried under the snow. Brandon Schaff is a news and sports reporter at Medill. You can […]

Local metal recycling plant sparks outrage, incites hunger strike

General Iron site

By Cameron Bopp Medill Reports The Southeast Side of Chicago is already the most industrialized area of the city, and with the closing of General Iron’s scrap metal recycling plant in Lincoln Park and the potential opening of a new site in the Southeast Side, several Chicago residents are putting their health at risk to […]