While resistance to vaccine mandates goes back 200 years, state laws allowing for religious exemptions were rare until the 1960s.
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Chicago is averaging 433 COVID cases per day — a 10 percent decrease from the week prior.
Vaccines are the best weapon against COVID. However, early data shows the Delta variant may be causing a rise in breakthrough infections.
Climate measures in a massive $3.5 trillion economic plan would transform the U.S. energy system.
Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange collects and repairs reusable materials for Chicago teachers.
We asked listeners how their drinking habits changed during the past 18 months.
A new study shows more than half of young people say climate change makes them feel afraid, sad, anxious, angry, powerless and helpless. And government inaction in particular makes them worried.
As the delta variant causes more vaccinated people to get “breakthrough infections,” concerns are rising that even the vaccinated could develop long COVID symptoms in rare cases.
The rate of new cases of COVID-19 among babies and children under 4 years old in the U.S. recently surpassed the rate of new cases among adults older than 65. Here’s how to protect newborns.