The NFL and United Way Worldwide team up to tackle character education for kids. Commissioner Roger Goodell, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and many top prospects spoke to students at Ariel Elementary Community Academy in Kenwood. Medill’s Caley Chelios was there.
Jordan, Peter and Tolly continue their draft preview series by taking a look at what linebackers the Bears might consider in the first and second rounds. They also debate whether Eastern Kentucky outside linebacker Noah Spence is worth a shot at No. 11 despite numerous off-the-field concerns.
One in two black men, one in four Latino men and one in 11 white men who are gay or bisexual have a risk of contracting HIV in their lifetimes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released these latest statistics recently.
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago helped host an event called PrEP4Love at West Point Baptist Church in Chicago in conjunction with Women’s History Month and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Kierra Gray brought three women from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago into the studio to discuss HIV and safer sex practices.
Artists and performers collaborated with local organizations in Chicago to promote safer sex practices at an event called PrEP4Love.
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 another game, since they were defeated by officers the first time. Continue reading →
Matt Fitzpatrick had an all-star performance last week in Augusta, tying for seventh place and shooting a 5-under-par 67 on Sunday at the Masters. The 21-year-old Englishmen finished the tournament like a seasoned professional, earning a top-ten finish that will guarantee him an invitation to the 2017 Masters. This is Fitzpatrick’s best finish out of his four major championship appearances.
Real estate website, Trulia, named Rogers Park the best Chicago neighborhood to ‘live well’.
The neighborhood met three criteria to earn the top spot in Chicago: the amount of quiet streets, places to play and the number of care facilities in the area. Residents say Rogers Park is kid friendly and welcoming to everyone.
Photo at top: Rogers Park is rich with colorful murals from local artists. (Nicole Sedivy/MEDILL)
It’s that time of the year again! Cubs opening day is right around the corner, but the big question is, will Wrigley Field be ready on time? Construction crews are working tirelessly inside and outside the stadium to make sure everything is ready to go for fans to enjoy the big game Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds. In addition to Wrigley Field’s iconic marquee that has been restored and returned to its original spot, other renovations are underway including a new hotel plaza where the McDonald’s on Clark street once stood.