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Chicago News Report – August 15

By Nicole Croteau, Max Goodman, Tim Hackett, Shannon Longworth and Karleigh Stone
Medill Reports

On this edition of Chicago News Report:

Are recreational marijuana shops opening on Michigan Avenue, a fatal fire on the South Side and a new project is popping up in Lawndale.

Photo at top: Future container museum in Lawndale. (Nicole Croteau/MEDILL)

Chicago News Report – July 30

By Nicole Croteau, Max Goodman, Tim Hackett, Shannon Longworth and Karleigh Stone

Medill Reports

On this episode of Chicago News Report:

A devastating fire in the Austin neighborhood left six people injured. What you need to know ahead of the Democratic debate. And a new education program is hitting the city.

Photo at top: The SMASH program. (Karleigh Stone/MEDILL)

Chicago News Report – July 23

By Nicole Croteau, Max Goodman, Tim Hackett, Shannon Longworth and Karleigh Stone

Medill Reports

On this episode of Chicago News Report:

High waves create hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan causing beaches to be shut down throughout Chicago. After School Matters, a program that continues throughout the summer, is allowing teens to be immersed in the arts. And Chicagoans gather to protest corruption in Puerto Rico.

Photo at top: After School Matters summer program. (Karleigh Stone/MEDILL)

Chicago enforces stricter driving while texting laws

By Nicole Croteau                                                                                                    Medill Reports                                                                                                           

Starting in July of 2019 drivers using an electronic device, even just holding it, will be issued a moving violation rather than a ticket.

The moving violation will be placed on the driver’s record and a fine will also be issued. Infractions that are made following the initial time will result in increased fines, which can result in a driver’s license suspension.

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Chicago News Report

By Nicole Croteau, Max Goodman, Tim Hackett, Shannon Longworth and Karleigh Stone

Medill Reports

This week on Chicago News Report, we discuss the Jewish community rallying to end ICE, the gun violence surrounding Independence Day weekend and the CTA finalizing plans for baby-on-board buttons that they hope to be adding to the L.

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Argentinian twins fight for fútbol equality

By Nicole Croteau and Shannon Longworth
Medill Reports

BUENOS AIRES —

Since before they entered elementary school, twin sisters Emilia and Delfina Zolesio Fernández Blanco have wanted to play soccer — the male-dominated, quasi-religion in their native Argentina.  At age 12, they had earned spots on a great team, playing with boys at a Buenos Aires athletic club. But other coaches and parents complained, forcing them off the field.

They fought back, and went to court to win the right to play.

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Soldier Field 10 Mile race kicks off running season from 50 yard line

By Nicole Croteau
Medill Reports

Kicking off the start of running season, RAM Racing held its Soldier Field 10 Mile race where runners start and finish at the 50 yard line.

The annual race on Memorial Day weekend is open to all runners at all levels. Starting on the famous field, the course then guides runners by the lakefront, through the city and back.

Each runner had a unique story and motivation that inspired them to join the race.

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Chicago celebrates four medallions at the James Beard Awards

By Nicole Croteau
Medill Reports

Chicago chefs and restaurateurs took home four medallions last week at the 2019 James Beard Awards.

Greg Wade of Publican Quality Bread was named Outstanding Baker, and Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz of Boka Restaurant Group won Best Restaurateur at the ceremony in Chicago last Monday night.

Other categories that went to Chicago eateries were: Pacific Standard Time in River North for Outstanding Restaurant Design; and Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark for Best Chef/Great Lakes at their restaurant Parachute. Continue reading

Goat yoga comes to Chicagoland

By Nicole Croteau
Medill Reports

In the old parable, the sheep go to heaven; the goats do not. But at Reverse the Kerrs farm in Elgin, the goats are getting closer to nirvana.

Original Goat Yoga  has come to the farm, where 10 baby goats join owner Danielle Kerr’s weekly classes. It’s the first Chicago-area spot to host the novelty yoga experience that began in Oregon and is now in nine locations in the U.S.

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