Sanders rally in Charlotte draws a mix of committed, undecided supporters

Bernie Sanders rally

Maura Turcotte Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Bernie Sanders left his rally to a standing ovation. Macasha Campbell left undecided. Campbell, 29, voted for the progressive candidate in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and said she might vote for him again. Marijuana legalization, student loan forgiveness and health care expansion — some of Sanders’ […]

Little Village sprouts food, health and community in gardens

Semillas de Justicia Community Garden

By Maura Turcotte Medill Reports As a student at Little Village Lawndale High School, Sergio Ruiz, 18, rarely had the option of fresh, healthy food. So much so that students would crack jokes about the junk food and the school’s notorious neighbor, Cook County Jail. “They would always compare it to the jail food,” Ruiz […]