Third-generation milliner hopes to preserve practice

By Allison Schatz Medill Reports For centuries, wearing a hat had been both a practical and aesthetic choice. But millinery saw a sharp decline in the 1960s for a variety of reasons, and for half a century, the trade largely died off. But recently a small group of master milliners have been teaching the art […]

It’s more than semantics: The trafficking and abuse of language in modern politics

By Allison Schatz Medill Reports Sunday’s televised debate between Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock was a stunning example of the mounting danger the misuse and abuse of language poses to the future of American politics. From the outset of the debate, a tedious, monotonous and even robotic Loeffler referred […]

In the wake of an undecided election, Chicagoans gather to ‘Defend Every Vote’

By Allison Schatz Medill Reports After a summer of intense clashes between the Chicago Police Department and protesters, the post-election rally and march to “Defend Every Vote” was without incident for both protesters and police. Attendees gathered in downtown Chicago, at Daley Plaza, at the feet of Picasso’s imposing metal sculpture, to make their voices […]

Chicagoans marched weeks before ‘most crucial election of our lifetime’

Anti-Trump Protest Photo

By Allison Schatz Medill Reports From handmaidens cloaked in red to dogs sporting protest signs, energized crowds gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday as part of the fourth annual Women’s March, just two weeks prior to the general election. The Chicago rally, named “Vote. March. Dissent.,” comes mere days before the Senate holds its first […]