VIDEO: Voters split on controversial debate question to Garcia

By Amina Ismail In last week’s debate, the moderator questioned candidate Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia about how he would deal with violence as his own son was once connected to the Chicago gang scene. The question was met with boos from the audience and Mayor Rahm Emanuel came to his opponents defense noting that the line […]

Green restaurants: Serving up sustainability and savings

By Jasmine Sanborn Businesses like Piece Brewery and Pizzeria and its sister restaurant, Brobagel, serve up mainstay menus in Wicker Park as they have for 13 years. Environmental sustainability is another cornerstone built into the business model. “The main thing, we already had built in [is] we brew our own beer. There is less distribution and we […]

VIDEO: Medill ElectionCast — Vote counts, parties and a mayoral runoff

Medill News Service’s Election 2015 broadcast team brings you a roundup of election evening’s most important coverage, including the first runoff in the city’s history, odd polling places and a social media rundown featuring Chicago’s latest polling chatter. [vimeo 120596833 w=500 h=275]

VIDEO: Medill Reports ElectionCast

Medill News Service’s Election 2015 video team brings you a roundup of the day’s most important coverage, exploring early morning voter delays, Chinatown’s low voter engagement and a social media rundown of what people are talking about around Chicago.

Beating the beetle: Giving ash trees a second life

By Jasmine Sanborn “Treecycling” is giving a second life to tens of millions of ash trees attacked by one small but powerful beetle. Instead of chipping fallen ash trees into mulch or chopping them into firewood, groups such as the Illinois Wood Utilization team are promoting a practical approach – “even when you can’t save […]