‘365 Days of Defending Freedom’ rally in Chicago: How the war in Ukraine has changed and what’s ahead?
By Almagul Serikbayeva Medill Reports One year has passed since the beginning of the war, and some people are already forgetting about it, Ukrainian native Anya Lomachenko said on Feb. 24, the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. She joined thousands of Chicagoans who aren’t forgetting at a rally in Ukrainian Village to show support […]
Medill Newsmakers: Ukrainian refugees adjust to America, advocate for Ukraine
By Seth Humeniuk Medill Reports As the war in Ukraine rages on, millions of Ukrainians have been forced to flee their country. Many have made their way to Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, where a thriving community of Ukrainians has stepped up to help them adjust to life in America. Despite all the challenges they face in […]
Ukrainians unite under blue and gold Chicago skyline
By Jack Savage Medill Reports It doesn’t get much bigger than an 1,800-square-foot flag blowing in the breeze over the city. Chicago’s grand gesture to the people of Ukraine flew in full view above the Kennedy Expressway on Grand Avenue in Fulton Market on March 6, showering the city under a fluorescent blue and gold […]
WATCH: Chicago rallies around Ukrainian refugees
By Seth Humeniuk Medill Reports As the war in Ukraine rages on and millions of Ukrainians flee their homes, Chicagoans are stepping up to help. Protesters rallied support for the Ukrainian government, organizations prepared resources to help refugees and one brave young woman told her story of escape and begged Americans to support her war-torn […]