WATCH: NFL’s Man of the Year nominees give back to Phoenix Boys and Girls Club

NFL Man of the Year

By Kierstin Lindkvist Medill Reports Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, the 32 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees spent Friday giving back to the community with the Boys and Girls Club of the Valley. Including everything from running drills, planting trees, playing flag football, and decorating cleats, the players celebrated the outstanding teens […]

Dedicated volunteer puts the hope in Lakeview’s Nourishing Hope food pantry

By Kala Hunter Medill Reports Nourishing Hope is a food pantry in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood that serves between 130-200 households a day. The 53-year-old nonprofit has 50 full-time staff and thousands of volunteers who keep the wheels churning. Despite the waning of the pandemic, people in Chicago are increasingly using the free food that the nonprofit […]

Q&A: Galit chef, owner Zachary Engel shares his Michelin star-studded journey

Chef in white uniform sits in restaurant

By Jordana Comiter Medill Reports Chef Zachary Engel skipped culinary school and still won a James Beard Award. Nearly four years ago, he and his business partner, Andrés Clavero, opened Galit in Lincoln Park. Last year, the Middle Eastern restaurant earned a Michelin star, and in January, it celebrated its 1,000th dinner party. Now, the […]