Medill Newsmakers: Attaining peaceful race relations (Video)

By Sara Shouhayib In the midst of racial turmoil between different religious groups in the Middle East and numerous reported police brutality cases against minority groups in the U.S., local groups are getting together to make a difference. The groups featured in this edition of Medill Newsmakers are finding solutions through dialogues about race and […]

Proposed Lake View Rehab Center Gets Mixed Reviews (VIDEO)

By Sara Shouhayib and Lydia Randall A proposed drug and alcohol rehabilitation coming to Lake View in early 2016 is getting some pushback from local residents. Those opposed to the clinic are concerned about the safety of children that live and go to school in the area, while others believe it will have no effect […]

Gas prices expected to fall due to Iran nuclear deal (VIDEO)

By Sara Shouhayib and Lydia Randall Gas prices could drop substantially by the end of the year, thanks to the negotiations with Iran over its use of nuclear energy. Experts say gas could drop to $2 or less per gallon by December. With some sanctions being lifted, Iran is now able to sell oil to […]

5 PM Newscast Wednesday July 8th (VIDEO)

Some of this week’s top stories from Medill Reports. Multiple organizations came together under the umbrella of the “Not One More” campaign aimed to stand up against the deportation of illegal immigrants. Coral Lu spoke with  rally participants in front of where they gathered at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building downtown.

Firework accident victim preaches safety (VIDEO)

By Sara Shouhayib Despite incurring a serious eye injury three years ago from a firework accident, Jameson Lamb, 19, still considers the Fourth of July his favorite holiday. The accident happened at his family’s cottage in Michigan where they traditionally celebrate Independence Day. He no longer sets off fireworks himself, but he is still looking […]

VIDEO: Men prone to eating disorders too

  Ryan DeBlock, a former wrestler lost 25 pounds one year and nearly starved himself to death.  As a survivor of an eating disorder,  he speaks out about his experience that started during wrestling in high school. Although it was many years ago, he still faces difficulty dealing with old habits, like drinking enough water. As […]

VIDEO: Gretta’s Goats ready to deliver cheese

By Sara Shouhayib Gretta’s Goats Farm held an open house – first ever – in Pecatonica on Saturday to give fans of the soap a chance to learn more about where the product comes from. A big conversation circling through the open house that day focused on cheese as the farm moves to become a […]

Birkenstock trend shows no sign of letting up

By Sara Shouhayib When 15-year-old Joy Pasin walks through the doors of North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka she sees many of her classmates sporting the same shoes – Birkenstocks. And last week she finally got a pair of her own for her birthday. “I see at least 10 girls wearing them everyday, and my […]

VIDEO: Evanston farmers market celebrates 40 years of community

By Sara Shouhayib Farm Manager Philip Guida at Lake Breeze Organics farm in Benton Harbor, Michigan, unloaded Italian spinach, lettuce heads and purple passion asparagus at the Evanston Farmer’s Market Saturday. It was opening day for the season. Guida said the Evanston market is worth the drive because of the customers.

VIDEO: Kids and volunteers get veggie smart

By Sara Shouhayib Food banks are taking creative approaches to feeding their hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois, teaching nutrition in cooking classes for volunteers and kids at school.