Posted: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
From Feb. 1 through 15, University of Illinois Communication students used only their mobile phones to report on stories around Chicago for The Red Line Project. They used a variety of apps to document and share the news over Twitter and other social media channels. Here is some of what they documented ...
Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot dead Feb. 13 while chasing a suspect into a stairwell outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. A small memorial was set up near the shooting site, where people brought flowers and other tributes to the fallen officer.
Chicago's iconic John Hancock Tower is going to get a new name. The building also underwent some physical changes in its lobby.
Chicago saw nine consecutive days of snow, including two storms that blew through the city Feb. 9 and 10 that left 12 inches of snow in many areas. Those totals drove the city's snow totals above normal.
Even with the severe weather overnight and into the morning, the city has done a great job keeping the roads clear. Check out the road conditions traveling south-eastbound on Milwaukee Ave this morning. #uicdigital pic.twitter.com/6tKiBGWQpj— Claine Purdy (@purdy_claine) February 9, 2018
Cars buried along Washburne Avenue in Chicago.
Before and after today's early snowstorm, which left several inches of snow across the city (and more could be on the way this weekend). Check it out with Google Cardboard! https://t.co/GvdPyFNSMO@journtoolbox #uicdigital #cardboardcamera #360VR #VR pic.twitter.com/VMmDWyzwld— Tony Mazzarri (@TonyJmaz) February 9, 2018
A very foggy day here in Chicago! Took this right outside of UIC as I was leaving class @NWSChicago @Skilling @MikeHamernik #ilwx #weather #ChicagoWeather #fog #foggy #skyscraper #searstower #uicdigital pic.twitter.com/mIOdPmEBJO— Tony Mazzarri (@TonyJmaz) February 15, 2018
Beyond breaking news, reporters also found creative ways to tell everyday stories with their phones. Here are a few ...
Will this Metra news be affecting you? Higher fares equal service cuts for commuters. Better or new service amenities are not in plan. @journtoolbox #uicdigital via https://t.co/GF2r4AdCqs pic.twitter.com/Kf4dKs6pXz— Claudia U. (@Claudia31170637) February 9, 2018
Footage of the UIC softball team on their way to play the LSU Tigers. The long trip didn’t stop the Flames from playing hard against the #8 ranked team. #GoFlames #uicdigital @journtoolbox pic.twitter.com/nVEPIfnYKj— Claire (@craneyxo_) February 9, 2018
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