Third-generation milliner hopes to preserve practice

By Allison Schatz Medill Reports For centuries, wearing a hat had been both a practical and aesthetic choice. But millinery saw a sharp decline in the 1960s for a variety of reasons, and for half a century, the trade largely died off. But recently a small group of master milliners have been teaching the art […]

Parent activism over remote schooling highlights inequities in the Chicago area

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Christopher Vazquez Medill Reports Parents and medical professionals are sounding the alarm on mental health concerns for children and teenagers during the pandemic. This has led some, like Evanston pediatrician and mother Dr. Valerie Kimball, to advocate for resuming in-person learning. Meanwhile, others like Chicago activist and father Joseph Williams are calling for greater resources […]

Covid-19 long haulers struggle one year later

By Emilie Zuhowski Medill Reports Some covid-19 long haulers from around the country are still dealing with debilitating symptoms that have changed their lives. To find hope and search for answers, many have turned to social media. Emilie Zuhowski is a video and broadcast reporter at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter @EmilieZuhowski.

College athletes given one last change in spring

By Brandon Rudy Medill Reports On March 12, 2020, the sporting world came to a halt due to COVID-19. This led many seniors all over the country to believe their careers could suddenly be over. A month later they were granted one last opportunity, and they are soaking it all in this spring. Brandon Rudy […]

Chicago residents go the distance in search of a vaccine

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By Cameron Bopp Medill Reports Mass vaccination sites are quickly beginning to open across the country, but smaller sites are struggling to provide Americans with a reliable scheduling process. Some Chicago residents are going to great lengths to help one another out in their search for a vaccine appointment. Cameron Bopp video/broadcast reporter at Medill. […]