A sweeping plan to address climate change in the Chicago region involves goals ranging from reducing CO2 emissions to addressing social equity issues.
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Chicago’s new ‘Strategic Plan for Transportation’ aims to equitably transform mobility and access in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic drove overdose deaths to record numbers last year.
A new report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics says COVID-19 is largely to blame for the drop in U.S. life expectancy.
The Chicago-based Delta Institute has laid out 63 recommendations for addressing waste management.
Missouri is experiencing one of the starkest increases in COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
Most states are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the spread of the Delta variant.
Are you getting calls from debt collectors asking you to pay an overdue water bill? WBEZ wants to hear from you.
The budget blueprint would use financial carrots and sticks to encourage utilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The “clean energy standard” is key to President Biden’s climate goals.
In Illinois, one in five new moms experience postpartum depression, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.