Stories by Mark LeBien
Experts say more ‘smart’ technology is needed in the Great Lakes to monitor climate change
Scientists say sensor networks, cloud-based data and other innovations could reveal more about how climate change is altering the Great Lakes.
8 Ways To Honor MLK in Chicago This Holiday
The pandemic is limiting in-person events, but Chicago groups are planning other ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
College Performing Arts Programs Adjust With Zoom Acting Classes And Opera On YouTube
Students say they’re missing out on the magic of in-person performance, but Chicago-area arts programs are finding ways to adapt.
In Another Ominous Sign Of The Times, Second City Puts Itself Up For Sale
The Chicago-based improv theater company said it will consider “qualified expressions of interest.” The sale will play out over several months.
Pritzker Releases New Reopening Guidance For Workplaces
Sanitized menus, reducing office elevator occupancy and a time limit on massages are some of the rules the state wants workplaces to follow.
Coronavirus Halted Chicago Sports. Here’s A Status Report On The Teams.
From digital training sessions to plans to move to Orlando, there has been plenty of action off the field for local sports teams.
Penguins And SUE The T-Rex Roaming Closed Museums, Adored By All
Just what we all need right now: a collection of screen-based viral social moments involving cute animals.
A 4th Case Of Coronavirus Has Been Found In Illinois
The spouse of a man being treated for COVID-19 at a suburban hospital has tested positive for the virus.
The Chicago Coronoavirus Case: What You Need To Know
Here are key questions and answers about the pneumonia-like virus that has spread from China to the Windy City.
Museum Of Science And Industry Getting New Name After $125 Million Gift
The famous institution will be renamed after receiving a mega-donation from Chicago hedge fund manager Ken Griffin.