The plan will shelter migrants in local churches until they find housing. It will reach 100 migrants immediately and 340 in total. More than 1,000 migrants remain at police stations.
Environment & Public Health
Waste, sustainability, climate change and environmental justice. WBEZ covers our surroundings and the way we coexist with them.
The snow and lows in the teens Chicago experienced after Thanksgiving could be an anomaly in what’s shaping up as a strong El Niño winter.
Federal law doesn’t require sellers to fix recalled vehicles before putting them up for sale.
Chicagoans have been reporting itchy eyes, runny noses and fatigue in high numbers. Experts say months of warm weather are to blame.
As the country enters its fourth holiday season with COVID-19, experts offer advice about how Americans should navigate the risks and what precautions still make sense.
You don’t have to rake up all those leaves on your lawn this fall. Here’s what environmentalists say to do with them instead.
Drought, dust storms and sediment piles the size of skyscrapers are wreaking havoc on central Illinois farms. Can the next generation innovate fast enough?
The Illinois Commerce Commission voted to slash the utility’s pipe replacement budget for 2024, paused the program and ordered an investigation into the spending that Chairman Doug Scott said ‘is not justified.’
The union’s demands include a raise of the minimum hourly wage from $16.07 to $21, affordable health insurance, layoff protection, remote work options and negotiations before changes of job duties.