Andersonville restaurant welcomes outdoor diners to winter igloos

By Sean Rhomberg Medill Reports Fiya first opened its doors on Clark Street in Andersonville in June 2020 at a time when the only space where patrons could sit was the large outdoor dining area in the back of the restaurant inspired by Israeli cuisine. Nearly two years later, some guests still find themselves choosing […]

St. Ignatius’ ‘man in the middle’ Kolby Gilles signs with Air Force Academy

Kolby Gilles

By Alyssa Muir Medill Reports Kolby Gilles entered his first St. Ignatius Wolfpack practice the summer before his freshman year with plenty of excitement. A couple of hours later, he left “confused out of (his) mind.” “I realized pretty quickly that high school basketball was going to be a big step up,” Gilles said. Fast […]

Learning to live with microbes in a COVID-19 world

By Christian Elliott Medill Reports In early 2020, confusing public health guidance about personal safety during a pandemic caused a nationwide flurry of  “hygiene theater” – cleaning that distracted from effective measures like masks and physical distancing. By May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines to say SARS-CoV-2 mainly spreads through […]