Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Obama reelected for second term

November 7, 2012 Leave a comment

By Jeremy Mikula and Ryan Moye

CHICAGO — As the final projections came in and supporters at McCormick Place erupted in applause Tuesday night, the news became clear: President Barack Obama had been reelected for a second term.

Projected to capture 303 Electoral College votes, Obama defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, who was projected to win a total of 206 electoral votes.

In giving his victory speech, the president said, “I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.” Read more…


Rebecca Reynolds, Chicago Votes aim to involve young voters

October 15, 2012 Leave a comment

By Jeremy Mikula and Julian Zeng

Young people “don’t care” anymore, if the cynics are to be believed. But new start-up group Chicago Votes seeks to prove this isn’t the case.

According to Chicago Votes, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Logan Square and Roseland/Woodlawn, the issue of young voter apathy is not a result of laziness or lack of care. It’s one of a lack of education. Read more…

Noah Praetz talks Cook County absentee voting, security

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Despite the recent controversy over absentee voting in Ohio, Cook County expects an increase in the voting format this year, according to Noah Praetz, deputy director of Elections for the county. Read more…

The Inner-City Debate: Where should youth soccer players be recruited from?

March 5, 2012 1 comment

(By Jill Jacoby and Jeremy Mikula)

As director of the Chicago Fire Academy (CFA), Larry Sunderland’s main job is to scout out and find the best young soccer talent in the Chicagoland area.

One major point of debate when it comes to developing soccer players in the U.S. is where youth players are recruited from. Should teams recruit in suburban areas — where organized club soccer is dominant — or should they scope out the local urban talent? Read more…

CSN’s Chris Clark talks about Comcast, online sports journalism

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Chris Clark has been in online sports media long enough to know the ins and outs of the business, and he told an Online Sports Journalism class from DePaul University just how Comcast SportsNet keeps its head above water as a converged newsroom. Read more…

Chicago vinyl record stores survive digital music era

June 2, 2010 2 comments

(By Jeremy Mikula, Leah Hendrickson, and Katie Schweiker)

In a world of iPods, Zunes, .mp3s, .wavs, .flacs, .aifs, .rms, .snds and other digital audio formats, 33 1/3 revolutions per minute still counts to some.

Despite Apple’s announcement that the 10 billionth song was downloaded from iTunes in February, many Chicagoans still listen to vinyl Long Play (LP) records from both new and old artists. Read more…

Mapping the summer 2009 Lincoln Park muggings

Last summer, several people, mostly men, were the victims of a rash of robberies in the Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park. The victims were confronted on foot from behind by men believed to be in their 20s.

This interactive Google Map shows when and where the muggings occurred.

There were four strong-arm robberies in Lincoln Park that Police believe are linked. These robberies occured on July 30 at 2 a.m. and 2:05 a.m., and on Aug. 1 at 3 a.m. and 3:36 a.m.

All four victims were men in their early to mid-20s who were walking alone. Each was confronted on foot from behind by at least four attackers, who were also men in their 20s. The victims were asked for their wallets and were then beaten in the head and face. Two of the victims were hospitalized.