Coach Jared Voss Gets Win Number 500

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Illinois high school baseball has a new member in the 500 club. Joliet Catholic Academy’s Head Baseball Coach Jared Voss just got win number 500 in a unique way. Coach Voss, an alumnus of JCA, is looking to make another run at the state title and at this point their […]

Special tradition in a special lacrosse rivalry

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Every rivalry has it’s own pageantry and traditions that make it unique. The rivalry between New Trier High School and Loyola Academy has less to do with disdain and more to do with distance. The schools are less than a mile apart. Their proximity carries onto the field. The two […]

Navistar posts loss but beats estimate, remains optimistic

By Richard Foster-Shelton Medill Reports Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV) based in Lisle, Ill., reported an exacerbated net loss but beat analysts’ expectations, for its first quarter ended Jan. 31. The company reported a net loss of $73 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, compared with a loss of $62 million, or 76 cents per […]

Democratic candidates trade digs at the first televised Illinois gubernatorial forum

By Elizabeth Beyer Democratic candidates with an eye on winning Gov. Bruce Rauner’s title took fire at each other Tuesday night for the first televised debate of the gubernatorial race. The debate signaled a growing rivalry between candidates that include billionaire financier J. B. Pritzker, State Senator Daniel Biss and businessman Chris Kennedy as the […]

Marchers rally for women candidates and immigrants at March to the Polls

Women Vote

By Elizabeth Beyer The 300,000-strong show of force to get-out-the-vote for women and progressive candidates energized marchers gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday for the Women’s March to the Polls. Organizers estimated that attendance was up 50,000 compared to last year’s march, as participants joined the call for high voter turnout in upcoming local and […]

Women in Southern Illinois must travel longer distances to abortion clinics

By Sofi LaLonde Medill Reports Women in southern Illinois are disadvantaged when seeking an abortion, according to data on distances to abortion clinics from the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research and policy group, published in early October. Residents in Illinois have more access to abortion than in other states in the Midwest region, both […]

Union responds to Rauner’s refusal to negotiate

Union responds to Rauner

By Bia Medious State and municipal employees are threatening a strike in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s refusal to negotiate their new contract. Rauner wants the union to accept both a four-year wage freeze and $10,000 in additional health insurance costs, which is a 100 percent increase. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal […]

It’s deja vu all over again in Dold/Schneider race that’s too close to call

By Sarah Haas and Nona Tepper The stakes are high in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District. That’s because incumbent Rep. Bob Dold and his Democratic challenger Brad Schneider are facing off once again, although their 2016 contest has proven to be different than their previous races in 2012 and 2014. Both candidates have overhauled their political […]

Chicago State grad defies the odds amid Illinois budget crisis

Felix Grad Picture

By Branden Hampton When Felix Mitchell started his first semester at Kennedy-King College in 2014, he suddenly lost his job as a sales representative at Comcast. He received some financial aid, but was concerned about how he was going to survive without a job to pay for school. It was his second try at college. […]