20-year-old candidate for Cook County’s 13th District pushes grassroots campaigning

By Elizabeth Beyer Medill Reports Bushra Amiwala was still in her teens when she announced her candidacy last March as one of three democratic contenders for the Cook County Board in the 13th District. The DePaul University student, now 20, said people questioned her qualifications and background because of her age when she entered into […]

Italian food and culture helped shape the history of Cook County

By Iacopo Luzi According to the last U.S. census, 18,000 Italians live in Cook County. That number includes Italian immigrants and Italians born in the United States. The group makes up the second largest European population in Cook County, just after the Polish. Giuseppe Quercia, from Naples, Campania, moved to the United States in 1968 […]

A day in the life of a Chicago Medical Examiner

By Iacopo Luzi Being a Medical Examiner is not an easy job. Every day work involves dealing with death. “Things that people shouldn’t see,” said Dr. Steven White, Assistant Medical Examiner and certified forensic pathologist at the Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner, in Chicago. Dr. White’s day at the office begins at 6:30 […]