Medill Newsmakers: Chicago’s bicycle infrastructure needs repairs
By Kelly Milan Medill Reports Medill Newsmakers is a series of broadcasts dedicated to taking an in-depth look at a single topic. Each broadcast features the newsmakers in Chicago and elsewhere who are at the forefront of these issues. Kelly Milan is an investigative reporter at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @KellyMilan5.
Community organizer sells his artwork to raise money for Stowe Elementary School students
By Kelly Milan Medill Reports Nicolas Hernández from the Humboldt Park Solidarity Network sells his artwork to raise money for Stowe Elementary students to paint every Wednesday. In 2005, Hernández got shot in the chest, almost puncturing his left lung. Hernández is one of the thousands shot in Chicago every year. He gives back to […]
Community activists to prevent Mercy Hospital closing
By Kelly Milan Medill Reports Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., and community activists held a press conference outside Mercy Hospital in Bronzeville on Tuesday to call on Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker to save Mercy Hospital from closing amid the pandemic. “This is a life-or-death issue,” said Jackson, head of Chicago-based nonprofit organization […]
Amid COVID-19 surge, bus drivers and riders worry mask policy is insufficient
By Kelly Milan Medill Reports The day seemed to fit the odd year — sunny and 75 in November, sweater and shorts, masks and hand sanitizer, and a CTA worker smiling. “They call me the happiest guy in town,” said Cedric Trice, 54, a veteran bus driver for the CTA, during an interview at South […]