If you see the bug, take a photo, squish it and then report it to the state Agriculture Department.
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Nearly 41% of adults in the U.S. have medical debt, according to a 2022 report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The abundance in acorns this fall is the result of a phenomenon that happens once every few years, in which oak trees produce far more acorns than normal.
From the cotton-candy scented katsura to the classic red leaves of the maple, here is where you can find some of the best fall foliage in the Chicago area.
Dogs must be vaccinated and have a permit to visit a dog park. But is anyone checking?
Research shows midwives help improve outcomes for both parent and child. But hospitals across the Chicago area are not investing in midwife programs.
Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says residents need to battle pandemic fatigue and “boost up,” even if they are feeling “boosted out.”
Updated versions of the mRNA vaccines roll out this week. Experts say they offer good protection against current COVID variants. Who should get them, and when’s the best time to roll up your sleeve?
If the CDC signs off on Tuesday, shots could be available in pharmacies later this week.
An updated COVID-19 vaccine was approved Monday by the FDA and will soon be available to all Chicagoans once the CDC gives the go-ahead.