Arts and culture non-profits hit by stay-at-home order find flexibility from foundations

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By Kari McMahon Medill Reports During the spring season, the Garfield Park Conservatory expected around 70,000 visitors to pass through its doors. But on March 17, two days before the first day of spring, the conservatory closed based on public health advice. Visitors stayed home, and revenue was lost. The free-to-visit conservatory, a botanical oasis […]

Optimistic outlook from analysts on Abbott Laboratories for 2021

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By Kari McMahon Medill Reports Abbott Laboratories, a medical devices and health care company established in 1888, is one of the few companies equipped to face uncertainty. Now, Abbott may be facing its biggest challenge yet: an economic and health crisis combined. Over the last 132 years, Abbott, located in Lake Bluff, Illinois, has overcome […]

The cost of not shopping around

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By Kari Mcmahon Medill Reports Alyce Barry, a 68-year-old retiree from Evanston, stopped going to the grocery store in early March. As the coronavirus outbreak started to take hold in the U.S., she looked for alternate options. At first, Barry tried online grocery delivery but faced long wait times. Since her 73-year-old husband has chronic […]

Veo chief executive talks safety, regulation and Chicago’s second e-scooter pilot

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By Kari McMahon Medill Reports In the summer of 2019, Chicago ran an electric scooter pilot program that examined whether scooters could be a viable alternative mode of transport for city residents. Out of the 10 companies that participated, only one was from Chicago. The three-year-old electric scooter company, Veo, serves over 50 cities with […]

Chicago ride-hail and taxi drivers unite over regulation

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By Kari McMahon Medill Reports Out-of-state drivers for ride-hail services such as Uber and Lyft could be banned from driving in Chicago if 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack’s proposal is passed in city hall. Waguespack’s proposal would amend the Transportation Network Provider ordinance, a Chicago law that was passed in September 2014, which provides a […]

PGA Tour newcomer, former Northwestern student takes on the Genesis Invitational

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By Kari McMahon Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Matthew Fitzpatrick, the 25-year-old first-year PGA Tour member, returned quickly to the putting green after his first round at the Genesis Invitational on Thursday to work on his technique after a difficult start to the tournament. Fitzpatrick teed off from the 10th hole with Jhonattan Vegas and […]