WATCH: How owning house plants bloomed over the pandemic

By MacKenzie Coffman Medill Reports The demand for houseplants surged over the pandemic, as did rates of depression. While plants are not a cure-all, access to nature is correlated with improved mental and physical health. So is this plant ownership trend a symptom of pandemic isolation? Or is it part of an even larger movement […]

CTA accessibility promises fall short for people with disabilities

By Raphael Hipos Medill Reports The CTA advertises that 100% of its vehicles are accessible — buses have lifts, and most rapid transit stations have elevators and other features that make traveling more convenient for people living with disabilities. In practice, however, this is not always the case. Many people in the city who are […]

WATCH: Celebrating 185 years of Chicago


By Amber Cooper  Medill Reports  This year marks 185 years since Chicago officially became a city, a city filled with endless culture and history. A group of Chicagoans expressed their love and admiration for the place they call home. Video Transcript: Amber Cooper: Chi-Town, the Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, the city that works. […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 2

In this week’s episode of “Chicago This Week,” we bring you along to Wrigley Field for Cubs opening day. We take a closer look at the city’s plan to help residents pay for higher gas prices, and we highlight local charities making a difference. “Chicago This Week” is a half-hour show that features news, sports, […]