Medill Reports Newscast

By Torene Harvin Watch the Medill Reports News Update. This week our reporters take a closer look at homelessness in Chicago and we get an update on the Sox season so far. [vimeo 165453593 w=474] Photo at Top:Jessica Edgerton consoling a homeless man who was robbed of his sneakers. (Stephanie Golden /Medill Reports)

Chicago Police officers put down the cuffs and pick up a ball to bond with kids

Torene Harvin An Austin community center organized a number of activities this week to keep Chicago Public School students busy during Spring break. For the second time, officials from The Peace Corner Youth Center (PCYC) invited local police officers to play basketball with kids on Wednesday. Many of the young people were looking forward to […]

Experts Discuss How to Reduce Illinois Prison Population

By Torene Harvin More than 40 people gathered at the Jenner and Block law firm Wednesday to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to decrease the Illinois state prison population. The Illinois Policy and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced strategies to decrease the prison population by 2025. “There are only a couple of ways to […]