East Ave creates opportunities for girls lacrosse in western suburbs

East Ave Lacrosse players and coaches gather after a morning of games between the club’s K-2 teams at Glen Ellyn’s Newton Park on May 1.

By Steven Gorgei Medill Reports Over 60 girls under the age of 9 gathered at midfield with their lacrosse sticks raised high, smiling and cheering after a morning of games on a cold Sunday in early May. Five years ago, East Ave Lacrosse didn’t even have a girls program. But today, more than 200 girls […]

Cultures fuze in LA to create a culinary classic

Customers order from a Kogi food truck

By Steven Gorgei Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Mexico City and Seoul are separated by 7,500 miles, but here in LA where Mexican and Korean immigrants have lived side by side for years, the two cultures have collaborated to create a unique culinary creation: the Korean taco. Typically, Korean tacos are created by marinating meat […]

Genesis Invitational blazes new path with college golf inclusivity initiative

Ethan Mangum reads the green on Riviera Country Club's fifth hole

By Steven Gorgei Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — The Genesis Invitational is an event that honors Charlie Sifford, the first Black golfer on the PGA Tour, with a photo near the first tee and a tournament exemption in his honor. Now, in the centennial year of Sifford’s birth, the event held at Riviera Country Club […]

Bengals, Bearcats are making the Queen City feel like football royalty

Bengals fans gather at Barney's Beanery

By Steven Gorgei Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Over the span of 30 days, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats became the first non-Power Five team to appear in the College Football Playoff and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to their first Super Bowl since 1989, transforming the Queen City into football royalty and giving long-suffering Cincinnati […]