The Fog of War: Concussions in Modern Football

By Doug Greenberg Medill Reports The game of football is no longer a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Players launch themselves at their opponents at maximum speed, and put their brains at risk in the process. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we speak with the medical professionals fighting against concussions and CTE, as […]

Young voters take the polls by storm

By Doug Greenberg Medill Reports CHICAGO — One of the most important questions ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections was whether young people would shed their historic apathy about electoral politics and show up to vote. The early answer: Young people did their part. In fact, they came out in droves.

Chicagoans urge judges to follow bail laws

Cook County Jail

By Doug Greenberg Medill Reports On October 30, 2018, protesters gathered in front of the Cook County Criminal Courthouse to petition Chicago-area judges to follow General Order No. 18-8A, a measure that implores judges to lower bail in cases where the defendant is financially unable to pay it. In the year since the order was […]