Adding Sound: The difference ear implants can make
by Miles Painter Six-year-old Liam Powell’s life would be very different today had he not received cochlear ear implants. The device translates sound into electrical signals to be interpreted by his brain, allowing him to hear. At the age of three, Liam was diagnosed with profound hearing loss. This short documentary explores the impact the […]
Plant Chicago brings innovative food production to Back of the Yards
By Miles Painter Located in the historic “Back of the Yards” neighborhood, Plant Chicago pushes innovation in sustainability using a circular economy model – where the waste of one business becomes the potential of another.
Lincoln Park Knitters Join National Pussyhat Movement
By Miles Painter and Nicole Kelly Sister Arts Studios was one of many production hubs for the knitting of thousands of hats on display over the weekend during the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Donna Palicka, owner of Sister Arts, has organized a squad of crafty ladies that usually meet at the store for a […]
Plan for $1.1 billion in federal funds to rebuild North Side CTA stations criticized
By Miles Painter In the final days of his presidency, President Barack Obama approved more than a billion dollars of federal grant money to overhaul and improve four stations on the North Side Red Line. The funds will be used to reconstruct the Bryn Mawr, Berwyn, Argyle and Lawrence stations. All four stops are nearing […]
Calls for reform as bond courts place heavy burden on Chicago’s poorest citizens
By Miles Painter South Shore resident Lavette Mayes says she never thought much about the criminal justice system before her arrest in 2013. “I only ever went down there for jury duty,” Mayes said during an interview in her Aunt’s home on South Chappel Avenue. A 42-year-old single mother of two, Mayes says she was […]
Medill Election Update 2016: 10 p.m. Update
As the night goes into overtime, Medill Reports presents local reaction to the presidential race, as well as the Illinois Senatorial results.
Election Update: The Latino vote
Reporter Miles Painter speaks with Medill Reports writer Alex Ortiz, who has been spending the past week interviewing members of Chicago’s Latino Community. Published at 10:00 p.m. Photo above: Screen capture of Medill Reports video coverage on Election Day, Nov. 8th. (MEDILL)