Stories by Christian Elliott
Food Friday: Chicago’s cheesemonger champion
Chicago cheese expert Cara Condon took home the 2022 Cheesemonger Invitational top prize in New York.
Armadillos are on their way to Chicago
Commonly found in southeastern states and Mexico, climate change is driving the armor-plated creatures northward.
Illinois rebrands invasive Asian carp as ‘Copi’
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources hopes a snazzy new name will win invasive carp a place on Midwestern seafood menus.
New book explores how animals perceive and experience the world
Enter a new dimension in Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Ed Yong’s “An Immense World.“
Illinois is losing Caterpillar headquarters to Texas
The construction equipment company has been headquartered in Illinois since 1925 and will relocate to Texas, Irving, later this year.
‘Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!’ finds new home in the Fine Arts Building
Wait Wait, a co-production of NPR and WBEZ Chicago, recorded weekly shows at the Chase Auditorium for 15 years.
Chicago plants fewer trees in lower-income neighborhoods than on wealthier, whiter streets
A Chicago Tribune investigation also found Chicago parkways have lost more trees than were planted over the past decade.
Cubs get walloped in New York
The Yankees finished off the Cubs with an 18-4 win Sunday in a second-straight blowout.
Northwestern University engineers create world’s smallest walking robot
The half-millimeter-long crab joins a collection of tiny robots inspired by the natural world.
What does Cook County’s ‘high’ COVID-19 risk level mean for you?
Plus, what you need to know about monkeypox. The state’s first two probable cases were found in Chicago last week.