The Chicago Wildfire: Chicago’s Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Chicago has a professional ultimate Frisbee team, the Chicago Wildfire. Professional Ultimate Frisbee is played within the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), comprised of teams all across the country including three Canadian teams. With a large youth movement of the sport in the Chicago suburbs, the Wildfire is reaching out to all […]

Orland Park Teen Wants Everyone to Play Baseball

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Orland Park has a special resident who thinks beyond himself when it comes to improving his community. Sixteen-year-old Zachary Stack is on a mission to building a handicap accessible baseball field. After hearing about a Challengers Field in nearby Tinley Park, IL he asked why his town of Orland Park, […]

ParkWhiz finds Cubs fans better parking on opening day

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports When heading to a Chicago Cubs home game, you might want to check to see if you’ll have a place to park before you leave. Too often fans make the mistake of waiting until they arrive in Wrigleyville to shop around the available parking. With limited parking spots and prices […]

The number-cruncher behind the ‘Bama of college e-sports

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By Yifan Wu In a season-opener against an unranked and little-known opponent, a college powerhouse fell behind by one point for less than two minutes. However, the head coach, who just came off a brief stint in the pros, buried his face in his hands and sighed in disbelief before rifling through the team analyst’s […]

Moving kinetic sculptures make a stop in Chicago during first major U.S. tour

By Katina Beniaris Video By Qingwei Vivian Chen Inside the Chicago Cultural Center’s newest exhibit, the Strandbeest comes alive with its bone-yellow pipes hitting the floor as it walks toward the visitors. Dutch artist Theo Jansen, the creator of Strandbeests, describes these new life-forms as “beach creatures.” “Hopefully in 20 years, mark my words, these […]

Garmin stock soars as results top forecasts

By Sarah Very Shares of Garmin Ltd. surged Wednesday after the company reported fourth quarter results that dramatically bested Wall Street expectations. The Switzerland-based provider of GPS navigation technology said net income sank 37 percent to $132.4 million, or 70 cents per diluted share, from $210.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, in the year-earlier […]

Packaging Corp. of America stock plummets after profit decline

By Lawrence Rigby Packaging Corp. of America stock plummeted after the company reported an 8.8 percent profit decline that triggered two downgrades. The fall came despite the Lake Forest Ill.-based manufacturing company’s reporting a fourth quarter net income of $104.3 million, or $1.08 per share, beating analyst expectations of $1.03 per share. The profit was a decline from […]

Disney’s musical ‘Aladdin’ will launch first national tour in Chicago

By Katina Beniaris The Disney Broadway musical hit “Aladdin” is going on a magic carpet ride through North America and its first stop is in Chicago. Based on the 1992 Disney movie of the same name, the musical’s tour will open at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., on April 17, 2017 with […]

Weakness not an option for Chicago guards

By Grant Miller Soft is a four-letter word and toughness is the standard in Chicago basketball, especially if you’re a guard from the West Side. That’s why Illinois Institute of Technology’s Anthony Mosley talked trash with the opposing bench during his team’s loss to Oberlin College on Monday. Mosley grew up  on Chicago’s West Side, […]

Analysts Share Positive Outlook for McDonald’s After Share Price Surges

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By Ashesha Mehrotra Analysts are becoming increasingly optimistic about the future of McDonald’s Corp., after the company started 2016 on a positive note with a sharp rise in its stock price since last year and reported a gain in the U.S. comparable sales for the first time after 2013. After years of slumping sales and […]