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Chicago Is Sinking And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

When you hear in the news about a state that is slowly sinking, you’re usually hearing about coastal states, like California or Florida. But it turns out, the Midwest is not immune to this problem.

In fact, Chicago is sinking and has sunk about four inches in the last century. And while that may not seem like a lot, it could have a big impact on not just the region but on individual homeowners, too.

Tony Briscoe, who covers the Great Lakes and the impact of climate change in the Midwest for the Chicago Tribune, stops by the Morning Shift for more on this story.   

GUEST: Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune reporter

LEARN MORE: Chicago is sinking. Here’s what that means for Lake Michigan and the Midwest. (Chicago Tribune 2/28/19)

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