Stories by Lynnea Domienik
Why some Chicago neighborhoods are more prone to deadly summer heat
The temperature in your neighborhood is determined in part by the number of trees and parks and how much pavement and industry there is.
Water safety tips to keep in mind when you cool off in Lake Michigan
One drowning prevention advocate says there needs to be a “stop, drop and roll” of water safety.
What toll does witnessing gun violence take on young people?
Trauma from exposure to gun violence can impact attendance, behavior and academic achievement of students.
The EPA’s proposed regulations could clean up the nation’s power grid
The agency says the new proposed standards could curb carbon dioxide emissions by more than 600 million metric tons through 2042.
Reflections on how COVID affected the high school experience for graduating seniors
COVID hit in the second half of graduating seniors’ freshman year. While the public health emergency is over, the effects still linger.
Why do we struggle to hire young people?
Rates of joblessness for people ages 16 to 24 are worse in Chicago and Illinois compared to the U.S. overall.
Mayor-elect Johnson becomes Mayor Johnson
The inauguration took place at UIC pavilion and was open to the public.
How will the Johnson administration tackle environmental justice and climate issues?
The transition team includes an environmental justice subcommittee.
Keep your eyes peeled for these upcoming summer films
From new movies like “Barbie” to highly anticipated remakes like “The Little Mermaid,” some big movies hit screens this summer.
What the end of the pandemic public emergency means for you
No more free COVID tests for many of us. The CDC will report COVID data less frequently. And other changes abound.