Here’s what’s in the reopening framework for Chicago Public Schools

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Christopher Vazquez Medill Reports After a tense standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district, the union has approved a framework for resuming in-person learning — but it’s not everything teachers were hoping for. Christopher Vazquez is a video reporter at Medill. You can follow him on Twitter at @ByChrisVazquez.

Illinois advances to new vaccine phase


By Cameron Bopp Medill Reports Illinois expanded Phase 1B of vaccine administration last week, and a greater number of high-risk individuals are included. With such high demand and low supply, however, Cook County will not immediately advance to the new phase like the rest of the state. Cameron Bopp is a video/broadcast Reporter at Medill. […]

Church creates memorial dedicated to victims of COVID-19

Open Hearts: a COVID-19 memorial

By Yuhan Ma Medill Reports As the nation mourns more than 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19, a church is doing its bit to help its community cope with this tragic pandemic. Watch as a memorial is dedicated by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign to each death in Champaign County. Yuhan Ma is a video […]

Asian American communities call for solidarity in combating hate crimes amid pandemic

Chicago's Chinatown

By Hazel Tang Medill Reports COVID-19 has impacted public health and the economy in the U.S. However, for Asian Americans, the pandemic has also led to a rise in racial discrimination and violence. Here in Chicago’s Chinatown, people are asking for solidarity and inclusion. Hazel Tang is a video journalist at Medill. You can follow […]

US Women’s Soccer continues to fight for equal pay

By Jake Bramande Medill Reports After the United States Women’s national soccer team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019, their class-action lawsuit against US Soccer for equal pay became national news. Just a few weeks ago, the women’s team continued their dominance by winning the SheBelieves cup. Their first tournament appearance and victory […]