The "thousand-year" flood that hit the Carolinas earlier this week is just the latest in a string of extraordinary rain events in the US and around the world. And while the details differ, they fit into a pattern directly linked to climate change.
The noise from O’Hare’s new traffic patterns is loud, but so are the voices of opposition to closing what’s known as the diagonal runways. Some warm weather is about to hit the area...we get a short and long-term forecast. Plus we get a refresher on water safety. We check in with the organizer of a back-to-school parade that’s in it’s fifty-third year on Chicago’s South Side. And we dive into an exhibition at the DuSable museum on the 50th anniversary of the AACM. Also, French supersonic jets take over the Air and Water Show.
We talk to a counselor at a summer camp for adults. We also take a look at Chicago’s booming hotel business and how long it will continue. Plus, a new report shows the number of black men entering the medical profession is now lower than it was in 1978. And severe weather swept through the Chicago area Sunday.