Experts say agriculture and the development of homes, shops and roads has led to the decline of wetlands and large-diameter trees.
The pond has slowly been filling with sediment since it was constructed in the 1880s.
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute bases the annual rankings on quality of life, health behaviors and other factors.
Nearly half of all households in some Chicago zip codes were behind on their gas bills last month, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis.
On average, the pandemic reduced life expectancy for Chicagoans by two years, and Black and Latinx Chicagoans faced the steepest declines.
A new report found that Chicago Rockford International Airport’s planned expansion could threaten an endangered bumblebee on a nearby prairie.
So many people caught the omicron variant over the winter that almost 60% of everyone in the U.S. — including most children — now have antibodies to the virus in their blood, the CDC said Tuesday.
New data show Latinos suffered the biggest drop in life expectancy — about three years. And Black Chicagoans’ life expectancy is now below 70, the lowest in nearly two decades.
Plus, Americans are struggling to get a hold of life-saving COVID-19 treatments, like Paxlovid, even though the U.S. stocked up months ago.
An avian flu outbreak is killing millions of birds nationwide. And here in Chicago, birds face an additional threat: skyscrapers.