A Ride Worth Taking: Family Raises Big Money for Type 1 Diabetes

By Chris Hayre Ed and Shannon Gritzenbach have turned a life-changing diagnosis into a cycle for change. Since their 11-year-old daughter Anna was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2011, the family has used the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure event as a platform to help find a cure for the disease. Ed […]

Graduate Students Prepare for Life After College

By Chris Hayre Graduation season is underway in Chicago. Medill Reports’ Chris Hayre sat down with a business student from Loyola University Chicago who discussed his job search as well as the challenges students may face after graduation. [vimeo 166860553 w=474] Photo at top: Hussam Bachour is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan […]

A Safe Haven: Helping the Homeless Get Back on Track

By Chris Hayre A Safe Haven Foundation has spent 22 years helping Chicago’s homeless achieve self-sufficiency. One of their talented clients is Timothy, who, through the love of food, finds himself in a much different situation than the one he was in earlier this year. [vimeo 165325409 w=474]

Chicago Tourists Talk Safety Amid Negative Headlines

Warmer weather means more tourists are expected to visit Chicago in the coming months. But with high crime and news of police misconduct, do visitors feel safe in the city? [vimeo 163874760 w=474] Photo at top: Cloud Gate at Millennium Park is a popular attraction among visitors in Chicago. (Chris Hayre/MEDILL)

New Ride-Sharing Company Set to Go Green In Chicago

By Chris Hayre Chicago will soon have another option for the environmentally conscious to get around the city. G-Ride is a new ride-sharing company set to launch this summer. The company will employ a fleet of electric and hybrid cars and has additional plans to create an immersive green experience for its customers. For every […]

Chicago Police Warn of Thefts on the CTA Blue Line

By Chris Hayre The Chicago Police Department issued a community alert last week warning citizens about recent thefts on the CTA Blue Line. Lieutenant Thomas Clark of the department’s public transportation section explains the specific tactic these offenders are using and what passengers can do to stay safe.

Illinois State’s Marshaun Coprich looking to excel in the NFL

By Chris Hayre Former Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich is just weeks away from fulfilling his NFL dream. Medill Reports’ Chris Hayre sat down with the two-time FCS All-American to learn more about how past experiences have shaped his life as he prepares for the 2016 NFL draft.

Oak Park-River Forest wrestling success goes beyond mat

By Chris Hayre Oak Park-River Forest wrestling coach Paul Collins lights up when he talks about his wrestlers’ accomplishments — off the mat, that is. He proudly and rapidly fires off the names as if he is on a time limit. Collins called Stanford University-bound senior Gabe Townsell the most talented kid he ever has […]

NFL Scouting Combine Q&A: the state of the running back

By Chris Hayre The NFL Scouting Combine brings hope to over 300 prospects participating at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, but one position group has been devalued in recent years. Chris Hayre spoke with some of the league’s brightest minds Thursday to get their thoughts on the state of the running back. [vimeo 156867131 w=474]