Kentucky Derby returns with optimistic spectators

Kentucky Derby 2021

By Mike Tyrrell and Brevin Fleischer Medill Reports Shannon Klimuk has attended the Kentucky Derby nine different times throughout her life. A certified regular at this point, she has worn flowing dresses and oversized hats, sipped on and even gulped down mint juleps, and witnessed incredible races from some of the world’s most majestic animals. […]

Cross-country coach continues running program during pandemic

Bob Geiger

By Mike Tyrrell Medill Reports Bob Geiger has coached boys and girls high school cross-country every fall since 1991.  He has witnessed exceptional seasons, intense races for state championships and shy, naive freshmen grow into mature, commanding seniors. However, he has never, he said, witnessed anything like the 2020 season. “It was something else,” said […]