Medill Newsmakers: Millennial Mania (VIDEO)

By Sean Froelich The Millennial generation is now the most populous in the U.S., but how are they different from previous generations? Follow Medill Newsmakers as we take a deeper and more humorous look at what makes this generation unique. Host Sean Froelich serves it up fast with the help of a powerhouse panel, the […]

Pets offered free one day only (Video)

By Sean Froelich and Coral Lu Cat and dog lovers rejoice! Animal shelters across Chicago and the entire U.S. will waive adoption fees for their sheltered pets on Saturday, Aug. 15. The Anti-Cruelty Society is one of 32 shelters across the city that will participate in the national campaign. The campaign, known as “Clear the […]

Divvy deepens daily price

By Sean Froelich and Coral Lu The price for a 24-hour Divvy pass spiked 40 percent this week. The price is now at $9.95 up from the $7 price tag riders have enjoyed since the bike-share launched two years ago. Thousands of Chicago locals and tourists make use of the heavy-duty blue-bikes, and it is […]

Medill Midday News Bite: July 15

Take a bite into the day’s top Chicago stories from Medill’s best talent. Sara Shouhayib fills us in on how the historic Iranian nuclear deal that was agreed upon this week will affect gas prices down the road. John Rosin explores a rally fighting against potential cuts that will impact Chicago’s disabled community. Anne Arntson connects […]

Greece can reinvent: Greektown reacts (Video)

By Sean Froelich and Coral Lu Outside of Greece, Chicago is home to one the densest concentrations of Greeks in the world, many of whom have personal and business connections to the financially troubled country. The world’s eyes are on Greece and a few voices from Chicago’s Greektown related that they are hopeful and believe […]

Deadheads swarm the Field Museum (VIDEO)

By Sean Froelich and Coral Lu Deadheads are what loyal Grateful Dead fans are known as and thousands are expected in Chicago this weekend to see the rock legends play three shows at Soldier Field.  Field Museum organizer, and fellow Deadhead, Megan Williams collaborated with the band and their promoters to bring “Dead” culture to […]

VIDEO: Trendy and swinging: Wicker Park real estate on the rise

By Sean Froelich Not long ago, Wicker Park on Chicago’s Northwest Side was a bohemian enclave for starving artists. Today, it’s more likely to be associated with the “g” word, gentrification. After shaking off the effects of the 2008 housing crisis, the area’s real estate market is again on an upswing. Some residents expressed melancholy […]