From dusk to midnight, July 4 fireworks blast particulate matter over Chicago, which already has some of the worst air pollution in the U.S.
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Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, access to quality maternal healthcare is top of mind more than ever.
The nonprofit is working to break down barriers to prenatal and postpartum care for Black birthing people.
The Chicago Department of Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois are teaming up to open family vaccination clinics on the South Side throughout the summer.
A new report looked at industrial areas and a nuclear waste site at risk of releasing hazardous materials if storms and flooding hit.
Faith communities remain divided as the country continues to react to the reversal of Roe v. Wade and debate a path forward.
Thousands took to the streets in downtown Chicago Friday night to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A teen abortion opponent. A woman not ready for children. Eight people’s stories about abortion, told in their own words.
The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Commonly found in southeastern states and Mexico, climate change is driving the armor-plated creatures northward.