WATCH: Barber brings service, style to downtown Chicago

Frank La Fronza

By Alex Hutton Medill Reports Over the course of his five decades in Chicago, Frank La Fronza has become a staple of the city thanks to his skill as a barber and history of catering to celebrity clients. Today, he runs a spa and salon in Illinois Center, offering a wide range of services. La […]

Traffic initiative brings hope, skepticism to Los Angeles

Los Angeles Traffic

By Alex Hutton Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Death, taxes and bumper-to-bumper traffic in Los Angeles. The city’s large number of highways and lack of public transportation have made traffic a constant presence and created some of the worst vehicular congestion in the United States. Los Angeles has become so synonymous with bad traffic that […]

Past exemption recipients return to Genesis Invitational

By Alex Hutton Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Harold Varner III walked along the fairway of the first hole at Riviera Country Club during his Wednesday pro-am practice round for this weekend’s Genesis Invitational. As he approached the walkway that separates the two sections of fairway, he noticed a piece of trash on the ground. […]

Rams, Bengals adjust to Super Bowl played in Rams’ home stadium

SoFi Stadium

By Alex Hutton Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — The Super Bowl is unique among major American sporting events in that it is played at a neutral site. On Sunday, that will be true only on a technicality. For 54 consecutive years, the Super Bowl was never played at the stadium of one of the competitors. […]

Super Bowl LVI television director cues up career memories and preparation plans

Drew Esocoff

By Alex Hutton Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Super Bowl LVI will be the seventh Super Bowl broadcast directed by Drew Esocoff and the fifth he has directed for NBC. He has directed primetime football for 22 seasons, including 16 with “Sunday Night Football” at NBC. Esocoff talked to Medill Reports’ Alex Hutton about his […]