Previously, she covered Chicago’s colleges and universities when she joined the station in 2021 as a Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism fellow. Anna earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in English from Azusa Pacific University in southern California. At Azusa Pacific, she served as editor-in-chief of the student magazine.
She speaks Russian, Greek and is learning Ukrainian.
Stories by Anna Savchenko
Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says residents need to battle pandemic fatigue and “boost up,” even if they are feeling “boosted out.”
Neighborhoods on Chicago’s West and Northwest sides have experienced the biggest increases. Citywide numbers are still lower than 10 years ago.
Anthony Driver said deciding serious police misconduct cases via arbitration would “drive the process of accountability behind closed doors.”
Experts say this summer has been milder than most, but warn residents to be cautious ahead of an upcoming heat wave.
Between sets, fans of Billie Eilish, Diplo and Kendrick Lamar could get a demo on how to reverse an opioid overdose at Lollapalooza.
Andy Robledo supplied roughly 250 unhoused Chicagoans with ice-fishing tents last year, and expects to “build a lot of tents” again this year.
Advocates are hoping Gov. JB Pritzker signs a bill that would allow legal action against centers that deceive patients seeking abortion care.
Extreme weather impacts all Chicagoans, but outreach workers say the unhoused are increasingly vulnerable.
NASCAR says its audience has grown more diverse over the last decade. But fans say the industry has a long way to go.
The influx of asylum-seekers is putting additional strain on a system that is under-resourced and unreliable, WBEZ analysis shows.