By Karleigh Stone, Nicole Croteau, Max Goodman, Tim Hackett, Nicole Croteau, and Shannon Longworth Medill Reports Alligators in the lake. Protests in the city. Kittens in a cafe. On this episode of Chicago News Report, we cover all of that and more. Photo at top: Chicagoans staged a protest in support of equal pay for […]
By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Children on the south side of Chicago are subjected to an alarming rate of violence from a very young age. Without after school activities to keep these kids from joining gangs, many find themselves in a gang before high school. Sally Hazelgrove took it upon herself to create Crushers Club […]
By Jennifer Lee When he was shot in fourth grade, his mother said it would only make him stronger. When he was stabbed in eighth grade, she looked at it as a blessing. Against all odds, Terry Jones has survived six gunshot wounds and one stabbing. “I think there’s someone on earth that needs my […]
By Iacopo Luzi Frances Flowers is trying to overcome the hardest tragedy of her life: she lost her daughter Taylor almost three months ago. Taylor Flowers was killed by her boyfriend on March 11th of this year. He later killed himself. Flowers was shot with an illegal gun after a domestic dispute. The couple had […]
By Caroline Kenny Despite four-hour lines and thousands of supporters being turned away, the Bernie Sanders rally on Monday night was a much more peaceful event than a Donald Trump rally that shook Chicago on Friday night. Speaking at the Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre in the Loop just eight hours before polls opened, Sanders invoked […]
By Patrick Martin Iesha Hollins is fed up. As a mother of two, she is tired of seeing young people killed in the Austin neighborhood. She organized a meeting to establish a new vision of the West Side for 2016.