Who is the most tech-friendly candidate for mayor of Chicago?
By Yixuan Xie Medill Reports Early voting in Chicago’s elections began Tuesday, setting the stage for the winning candidate who will have the opportunity to accelerate Chicago’s already burgeoning tech scene. Chicago tied for the second most innovative U.S. city with Boston and has become one of the nation’s leading tech hubs, according to a […]
Partnership between ComEd and Bronzeville creates new opportunities on the South Side
by Jillian Melero Medill Reports Paula Robinson has been president of Bronzeville’s Community Development Partnership, a neighborhood advisory group, for 29 years. She co-founded the Urban Innovation Center, a business incubator focused on tourism, technology, and transportation, with Bruce Montgomery in 2006. Between her roles in community development and technology innovation, Robinson has been a […]
Making science fun for eighty years
By Puja Bhattacharjee A unique store in the Northwest Side of Chicago is helping kids bond with science. American Science and Surplus has been in business for 80 years. It stores every scientific item one can think of. It is popular with parents of school going children who often come looking for items needed in […]
H-1B Lottery: Foreign Workers’ Strategic Path to Immigration
By Yunfei Zhao International college students fully expect to go back home when they graduate — that’s the deal — except when it’s not. That’s when things get interesting for federal immigration officials running the H-1B visa program that allows international workers to take jobs at U.S. companies. Then, the deal is those jobs can […]