Chicago’s production trends from the big screen to the little one

By MacKenzie Coffman Medill Reports The next time you venture out to the movie theater, don’t expect Chicago to make an appearance on the big screen. For decades, iconic Chicago landmarks from the “L” to LaSalle Street speckled their way throughout movie after movie. Although audiences today can spot the city masquerading as Gotham once […]

Gepperth’s Meat Market on Halsted Street still a prime stop after 116 years

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By Jackie Walsh Medill Reports One store in Lincoln Park that captures the spirit of Chicago’s storied history and food scene is Gepperth’s Meat Market. The butcher shop opened in the neighborhood in 1906, making it the oldest family-owned meat market in town. Although the surroundings and ownership have changed throughout 116 years in business, […]

Staying in love through the COVID-19 pandemic and the pain of dementia

By Annie Krall Medill Reports “I’m up early. My body wakes up at 7:00 a.m. whether I want to or not.” said Carol Segal, a Minnetonka, Minnesota, grandmother who deals with the common struggle of a restless night and an early rise during this COVID-19 pandemic. Greeting the day just an hour and a half […]

Riders shed their pants on the Red Line for annual celebration

By Yun Hao Medill Reports Shocked commuters watched other riders on the “L” begin to shed their pants Sunday. But shock turned to laughter as it became obvious that it was part of an annual organized event. The 14th annual Chicago No Pants Subway Ride kicked off Sunday  afternoon with 172 riders pulling off trousers […]

Northwestern women’s basketball fights off Purdue to lock in 14th season win 

By Jake Meister Medill Reports Northwestern University women’s basketball hosted Purdue Sunday evening, emerging victorious after nearly squandering an 18-point lead. The Wildcats grabbed their first win against the Boilermakers since 2016, squeaking out in a 61-56 nail biter. It marked the second straight game where NU head coach Joe McKeown’s team won by five […]

Chicago demonstrators call for no war with Iran

By Yun Hao Medill Reports “Having a dual citizenship — it’s like my parents are getting divorced,” said Negin Goodrich, an Iranian American who came to the anti-war demonstration with a sign featuring a photo of herself and her 75-year-old mother living in Iran. The peaceful demonstration to denounce any move toward war with Iran […]

Tropical glaciers are melting fast: A life cycle look at climate change

Madhurita Goswami Medill Reports Most of us associate glaciers with Antarctica or the northern ice-sheets of the Arctic and Greenland. It may come as a surprise that scientists Alice M. Doughty and Meredith Kelly are studying tropical glaciers at the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda to improve our understanding of climate change. The Rwenzori lies only […]

Ford announces new hybrid police SUV – CPD buying in, Rahm says

By Brady Jones Medill Reports Fighting crime in Chicago will soon be getting a lot greener. The 2019 Chicago Auto Show unveiled sleek new designs, increased towing capacity and even a pizza-baking concept car. And Ford Motor Company’s new hybrid version of its police SUV, called the Police Interceptor Utility, promises to offer an environmentally […]

Star-Studded global climate summit mobilizes action plans to combat climate change

Aaron Dorman Medill Reports If climate activists and local governments can’t work with Washington on climate change, they plan to work around it. More than 300 U.S. cities including Chicago, New York and Los Angeles have vowed to uphold the Paris Agreement – bypassing the Trump Administration’s intention to withdraw. And now dozens of cities […]

Cherry Bombe Jubilee cultivates community for women changemakers in the food world

By Maia Welbel Medill Reports Between sips of Direct Trade coffee and hard kombucha, women at Cherry Bombe Jubilee this April in New York City talked food, business, and how they are making a difference in a male-dominated industry. The Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference brings together and celebrates women in the food industry. Created by […]