WATCH: Celebrating 185 years of Chicago


By Amber Cooper  Medill Reports  This year marks 185 years since Chicago officially became a city, a city filled with endless culture and history. A group of Chicagoans expressed their love and admiration for the place they call home. Video Transcript: Amber Cooper: Chi-Town, the Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, the city that works. […]

Medill Newsmakers: North Lawndale organizers hope to beautify the community

North Lawndale

By Amber Cooper  Medill Reports Litter-Free Lawndale is a beautification campaign occurring on the West Side of Chicago. Residents and community organizers hope to beautify the neighborhood through clean-up days, gardening and the implementation of more receptacles. Littering is an issue that has plagued North Lawndale for years, and residents are ready for a change. […]