Teen alcohol poisoning a major concern at Lollapalooza (VIDEO)

By Coral Lu and Sean Froelich One of the biggest music festivals in the Midwest is back. More than 300,000 people attended Lollapalooza last year. Lollapalooza is not only a big entertainment spectacle, but also one of the biggest weekends for alcohol poisoning for minors in Chicago.

A crime victim’s path to the U.S. citizenship

By Coral Lu and Sean Froelich There are multiple ways for undocumented immigrants to become legal citizens in the United States, but sometimes the path is dangerous. For those who have been victimized in America, there is a “shortcut” to citizenship. By helping the authorities investigate and solve crimes, immigrants like Miguel Hernandez can apply for a […]

Medill Evening News Update: July 15

Catch up with Chicago’s top stories from some of Medill’s best talent. John Rosin reported from the rally  that fights against the possible budget cuts for Chicago’s disabled and told us how this controversial plan led to an unhappy protest. Sara Shouhayib visited a local gas station after the completion of Iran’s nuclear deal, and she […]

Chicago’s growing exclusive sneaker market

By Coral Lu and Sean Froelich Do the words Yeezy Red Octobers, Air Jordan Champagne 6 or Kobe 9 mean anything to you? Well, they mean the world to exclusive shoe collector Kris Loren. 29-year-old Loren owns more than 100 rare sneakers; some costing as much as $6,000. He has invested in buying, trading and […]

OCAD fights against deportation

By  Coral Lu and Sean Froelich Organized Communities Against Deportations gathered in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in downtown to advocate the closure of detention centers and change of immigration policies. The participants, including Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, were holding posts and chanting to fight […]

Video: Undocumented immigrant without proof of ID trapped in U.S.

By Coral Lu Indian native Raj has no legal status in the United States even though he has lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years. He has no passport, no credit card, no driver’s license and, most important, he has no identity here. “I don’t have a job; I help people in my community do […]

U.S. nonimmigrants face more risks during tax filing season

By Coral Lu Writing down the name, date of birth and amount of income, 27-year-old foreign student Trevor Tao carefully filled in the blanks of his tax form step by step. “The number, like how much I gotta pay and how much I gotta pay for the tax,” Tao said. “The thing I would be […]

Nonimmigrants’ spouses seek right to work legally in U.S.

By Coral Lu Aya Saito came to the United States last year with her husband. She used to work at a coffee shop in Japan, and she became a housewife after moving to Chicago. As an F-2 visa holder, she is planning to apply for a H-4 visa after her husband finds a job. Because […]