Array of emotions accompany Bears fans to NFL draft

By Everett Munez Medill Reports When Caleb Williams walks onto the grass at Soldier Field, he won’t be following in the footsteps of greatness.  The 2022 Heisman Trophy winner out of USC and the Bears top pick in the 2024 NFL draft follows a long history of disappointment at quarterback. The 104-year-old franchise is one […]

WATCH: What’s brewing? Chicago, suburbs get dose of Yemeni coffee shops

Adeni chai

By Sidra Dahhan Medill Reports Yemeni coffee shops, like Qahwah House in Lombard and Haraz Coffee House in Orland Park, have surged in popularity in the past couple of years — especially among young Muslims in America. It’s not just a Chicago phenomenon, it’s happening nationwide. Americans are being introduced to food culture in Yemen, […]

Stalagmites reveal clues to changing ocean currents, changing climate

AMOC and Climate

By Ilana Wolchinsky Medill Reports Climatologist Laura Endres began her Ph.D. a year ago at ETH Zürich in the paleoclimate field, drawing on her background in earth and climate sciences. Endres uses climate records encased in cave stalagmites to reveal past climate patterns — paleoclimate — that give clues to how fast climate change is […]

Concussions: Living in the Solution

By Chris Cadeau Medill Reports We know about concussion dangers, the arguments that have ensued and the threat it poses to modern sports. But what are concussion survivors doing to ensure the best quality of life possible? Join Medill Newsmakers as we explore a ‘day in the life’ of former NFL running back and Northwestern […]

Big Ten Media Days continues with Urban Meyer and Lovie Smith

Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Day 2 of Big Ten Media Days featured coaches with different realistic goals. Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer is searching for another national title while Illinois Head Coach Lovie Smith is looking to win a single game in the Big Ten conference this year. Our reporters weighed on on […]

Big Ten Media Days kicks off with Fitzgerald, Harbuagh & more

Medill Reports' Connor Yahn

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Big Ten conference head football coaches stepped up to the microphone to face the media and talk about their upcoming seasons. The Medill Reports sports team was at the 2018 Big Ten Media Days as well. [vimeo 281462945 w=640 h=480]

The pressure for success in Chicago sports

By: Nick Mantas and Aaron Rose Medill Reports The Chicago Bears and Bulls haven’t won a championship in this century. ESPN and Sun Times reporters weigh in on the reasons for what has led to their unsuccessful seasons and what next season could bring for both organizations. During  the second segment,  we talk about the challenges of […]

Former Athlete Helping Others Find Their Identity

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports High school athletes who don’t play sports in college all go through a transitional period of what life is like without a practice schedule. Chloe Barnes went through that same transition and her experience, like that of thousands other athletes, wasn’t a smooth one. So she created Elle Grace Consulting […]

International Rugby Coming to Chicago

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports At a news conference inside Soldier Field it was announced The Rugby Weekend will be held in Chicago once again. The last time Chicago hosted the event in 2016  sell-out crowds packed the Chicago Bears stadium to see their beloved country-men and women play rugby. Team members from Italy, New […]

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 […]