Winter Water Wonderland, by boat

Coffee along the Chicago River

  Even though the temperatures are dropping, Chicago’s water taxi service is in full swing. These 5 gems along the Chicago River await you.   By Jacqueline Lumley Medill Reports F or the first time in almost a decade, the city of Chicago will extend river taxi service past Thanksgiving through mid-December in 2017. For less […]

Medill Newsmakers: News from around Chicago

Medill Newsmakers

The latest editions of Medill Newsmakers: How virtual reality is changing our lives In this segment of Medill Newsmakers, we provide an introduction to virtual reality and how it impacts education, business and social applications. Chicago Police and restorative justice In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we examine the findings of former Attorney General Loretta […]

This just in: Election-day updates from around Chicago

Medill Reports is covering the election today across various parts of the city of Chicago and the metropolitan area.

At this time, the final presidential results are still being tallied. But plenty of Illinois and Chicago races have been decided. Check out our full wrap-up of the races. We have also updated our photo gallery, which you can view here. Evening turns somber as LGBTQ viewing party awaits election results By Teresa Manring (Mariah […]

For immigrants, cultural values infuse the food at Thanksgiving

Turkey with sticky rice stuffing

By Jenny Zhang (Additional reporting by Ashesha Mehrotra, Shanshan Wang and Yunfei Zhao) While families across the U.S. grapple with the usual culinary concerns – to brine or not to brine? Stuffing or dressing? Rolls or biscuits? – in preparation for Thanksgiving, a whole other slew of questions can be asked of American immigrant households […]

The Laquan McDonald case: A timeline of the past year

Wounds found on Laquan McDonald's body

By Aryn Braun and Max Greenwood THE STORY BREAKS — Oct. 20, 2014 Laquan McDonald, 17, was shot and killed by Chicago Police near 41st Street and Pulaski Road around 9:45 p.m. in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side, after a 911 call reported suspicious activity. When responding officers arrived at the scene, […]

GOP Debate: Protesters condemn party positions on key issues

Milwaukee GOP Debate protestors

By Satvika Khera and Raquel Zaldivar MILWAUKEE — Protesters descended on the Milwaukee Theatre on Nov. 10 as candidates prepared to take the stage for the fourth Republican presidential debate this year. They rallied against the GOP candidates’ stance on a range of issues including immigration, minimum wage and foreign aid. Andrea Valerio from Youth […]

During Obama’s visit, doubts about guns – and gun laws

Protest in Douglas Park

By Morgan Gilbard, Julia Cardi, Marisa Endicott and Anna Boisseau Kids in Chicago’s Douglas Park respect local killers more than celebrities. That’s what a North Lawndale resident named Bryan sees in his West Side neighborhood several weeks after a gunman shot him in the back. The police have made no progress in his case, but […]

MADE IN CHICAGO: Examining the good, the bad . . . and the Malört

Made in Chicago

Made in Chicago is a mosaic of stories by graduate students at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. It was published in June, 2015 and shows what makes this city unlike any other. (Full Made in Chicago site). The student journalists strove to capture the good, the bad and the Malört. After hours […]