Northwestern University on Wednesday unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art $800 million stadium, which would replace the almost 100-year-old Ryan Field.
Stories by Andrea Flores
Sep 29, 2022 | Andrea Flores
Sep 28, 2022 | Andrea Flores
Chicago officials say 81 more migrants arrived in town on a bus from Texas during the day Wednesday. City officials say more than 1,500 total migrants have arrived in recent weeks from Texas with more expected Wednesday evening.
Sep 27, 2022 | Andrea Flores
The Chicago Police Department has begun the process of encrypting its dispatch channels to avoid disruptions from outside the police system. But some are calling into question the need for the change, and cite potential issues of transparency.
Sep 21, 2022 | Andrea Flores
History lessons may recall that the U.S. helped liberate Nazi concentration camps after defeating Germany in World War II, but the entire story is far more complicated.
Sep 20, 2022 | Andrea Flores
The company’s Willowbrook facility was closed in 2019, months after an EPA report discovered people living within 1.5 miles of the plant were 10 times more likely to develop cancer due to a gas called ethylene oxide that was used at the facility.
Sep 17, 2022 | Andrea Flores
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1.3 million job openings in the accommodations and food industry, which makes up 11% of the total openings across all occupations nationwide. The shortage has caused a strain on current restaurant workers, shortened business hours, and even led to the closing of many restaurants.
Sep 12, 2022 | Andrea Flores
President Robert L. Manuel was the former president of the University of Indianapolis and an administrator at Georgetown and New York University. Now, he’s setting big goals for the DePaul community.
Investigation Finds Pritzker Trust Includes Earnings from State Contracts: Better Government Association
Sep 1, 2022 | Andrea Flores
A new report shows Gov. J.B. Pritzker's vast investment portfolio includes a dozen companies that earned billions of dollars in state contracts. When he took office, Pritzker promised to shift that portfolio into a blind trust, to eliminate conflicts of interest. But an investigation from the Better Government Association throws into question whether or not the move worked.
Aug 31, 2022 | Andrea Flores
With President Biden announcing his student loan forgiveness plan last week as a way to alleviate some of the financial burdens of millions of people, it is worth understanding how college tuition reached this all-time high, and what can be done to address the rising costs of obtaining a college degree.
Aug 29, 2022 | Andrea Flores
The Community Collaboration Initiative brings together 22 Muslim American nonprofits, most located in the Chicago area, to help each organization reach its mission faster.
Aug 23, 2022 | Andrea Flores
The trial for a class action lawsuit against Sterigenics is underway. That's the Willowbrook company accused of releasing cancer-causing waste in DuPage County. Long before the Sterigenics case, residents in the suburb of West Chicago struggled with health issues stemming from the mismanagement of toxic waste in that community.
Aug 20, 2022 | Andrea Flores
Chicago union organizing has played a big role in everyday life ranging from Labor Day to the eight-hour workday. But it’s not all history, with workers in a variety of fields trying to unionize and change labor laws in the state.
Aug 17, 2022 | Andrea Flores
The Chicago Welcome Back Center launched Tuesday at Richard J. Daley College and will serve as a resource center for individuals trained internationally in health care fields who are working to receive licensure in the U.S.
Aug 15, 2022 | Andrea Flores
A decade ago, thousands of young immigrants showed up to Navy Pier for a chance to meet with immigration experts and submit their application for a new program: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA.
Aug 9, 2022 | Andrea Flores
Pockets of Chicago — particularly on the South and West sides — lack convenient access to a local pharmacy. As a result, access to medications and other vital health services becomes more limited.