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Landlords reluctant to make energy upgrades
Aug. 15, 2013
It’s hard to get landlords to be energy efficient if they’re not paying the utility bills, but it could mean fewer building vacancies.
Power company delays smart grid in Indiana
Aug. 14, 2013
One Northern Indiana utility says investing in advanced grid isn’t a smart move.
Ten years after historic blackout, are we better off?
Aug. 13, 2013
We use more energy through our electrical grid and produce more emissions than by any other means, including transportation. So what are we doing to make it more efficient and reliable?
A sand-mining rush
Jul. 17, 2013
An Illinois county grapples with controversy over a recent explosion in surface mining for silica sand. The sand is high demand for use in fracking.
Underpaid, exploited, and living in our homes
Jun. 10, 2013
Home care work is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, but workers often earn less than minimum wage.
Workers left out of min wage
Jun. 5, 2013
Laws around tipped workers have suppressed wages, despite a growing restaurant industry.
Workers with disabilities legally paid below min wage
May. 28, 2013
At a recent job, Michael Grice earned less than a dollar an hour for manual work. His wages were legal under a federal license held by over 100 Illinois organizations.
Restoring Roseland: One school's culture of calm
Apr. 15, 2013
A Chicago-area school once infamous for its violent culture begins to heal itself through peaceful practices.
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