After de-verification, fake Twitter accounts spread misinformation about road closure

DuSable Lake Shore Drive will not be closed as suggested by fake city Twitter accounts. (Damita Menezes/MEDILL)

By Damita Menezes Medill Reports Twitter users were in a frenzy on April 21 as a number of fake Twitter accounts impersonated the Chicago Department of Transportation and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, spreading misinformation about the closure of DuSable Lake Shore Drive. The fake announcement was called out by Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Sheridan. “My best […]

How South Africa’s energy crisis is stripping food from the table

Marvis Tshuna sells baked goods as her main source of income. (Jordana Comiter/MEDILL)

By Jordana Comiter Medill Reports Editor’s note: A portion of this story has been translated by Cebisile Mbonani. On a Wednesday afternoon, Marvis Tshuna had 12 scones in the toaster oven. As they began taking shape, the aroma of butter and caramelized sugar filled the air. Then, the power cut off. Natural light peeked through […]

WATCH: 5 vegan Chicago hot dogs in 5 minutes

Photo of 2 vegan Chicago hot dogs being assembled in a kitchen

By Julia Lowe Medill Reports The iconic Chicago-style hot dog can be found all over the city and beyond. A hot dog dressed in mustard, pickles, green relish, onions, sliced tomatoes and celery salt can be called “dragged through the garden,” but where can vegetarian and vegan Chicagoans find a meatless dog to take part in the tradition? Watch how […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 5

Text by Damita Menezes Medill Reports On the latest episode of “Chicago This Week,” Medill reporters cover Chicagoans working to get Sundanese families out of danger, fake city Twitter accounts, the Northwestern grad drafted in the NFL and more. This episode will air on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV) Channel 21 on Friday, May 5.  […]