Trade war, COVID cast long shadow on U.S. fisheries

Dungeness crabs

By Menghan Xiao Medill Reports Since 2005, when Jim Darmiento quit his job at a global company to start a crab fishing business, he has experienced countless hardships. While he said his strong belief of “no risk and no reward” has allowed him to overcome all challenges, from expensive early-stage investment in gear to unpredictable […]

Give some plants a mortgage-free ceramics home


By Mollie Rotmensch Medill Reports Katie Lauffenburger is sculpting a new Chicago, but no moving in unless you’re a Crown Jewel shrub. This city of ceramic abodes is less than a foot tall – perfect digs for plants, the terraria will just bloom at first sight. Lauffenburger recreates every scrupulous detail of classic Chicago homes […]