Aug 4, 2021

CDC Issues New Eviction Ban for Most of US Through Oct. 3

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic.

Aug 3, 2021

New Bird-Friendly Law in Illinois Calls for Less ‘Transparency’ in Government Buildings

Nearly 600 million birds are killed annually in North America due to collisions with buildings. A new Illinois law mandates bird-friendly design for state buildings.

Aug 3, 2021

Obstetrician Groups Recommend COVID Vaccine During Pregnancy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine said vaccinations in tens of thousands of pregnant women over the past several months have shown the shots are safe and effective during pregnancy.

Aug 3, 2021

Big Marsh Bike Program Raises Awareness of Transit Barriers on Southeast Side

The industrial history of Chicago’s Southeast Side has drawn criticism for its impact on the environment and residents’ health. Some say it also makes it difficult for residents to get around by foot or bike. How one South Deering program is working to change that.

Aug 3, 2021

Great Lakes Pollution Puts Plastic in All of Us

Each year, 22 million pounds of plastic finds its way into the Great Lakes – the source of potable water for more than 30 million Americans. We take a look at what can be done to limit plastic pollution.

Aug 3, 2021

Arwady: COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise, But Not Because of Lollapalooza

COVID-19 infections are again rising in Chicago following Lollapalooza, which drew hundreds of thousands of people to Grant Park last weekend. But the city’s top doctor says the four-day event is not to blame.

Aug 3, 2021

August 3, 2021 - Full Show

Is a vaccine passport in the works for Chicago? A call for pregnant people to get the vaccine. The lights are flickering on a renewable energy bill. And “Hamilton” is back in Chicago — sort of.

Aug 3, 2021

Chicago’s Original ‘Hamilton’ Returns for Rare Solo Show

Miguel Cervantes joins us in conversation ahead of a performance this week at The Metropolitan Club and the reopening of “Hamilton” on Broadway next month.

Aug 3, 2021

Unions, Environmentalists Declare Impasse on Energy Deal

With possibly just a few weeks left before Exelon shutters a nuclear reactor in Byron, feuding and politically powerful interests have failed to reach a deal that would keep the plant open and otherwise move Illinois toward its renewable energy goals.

Aug 3, 2021

Cook County Man Develops 1st Known Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois This Year

A Cook County man in his 80s who became ill in mid-June is the first person known to have contracted the West Nile virus in Illinois this year, according to state health officials.

Aug 3, 2021

NYC, Big Employers Taking Hard Line Against Vaccine Holdouts

New York on Tuesday became the nation’s first big city to announce it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at restaurants, shows and gyms.

Aug 3, 2021

Chicago Police Officer Charged in US Capitol Riot May Lose Job: Defense Attorney

Chicago police Officer Karol Chwiesiuk, who was charged for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, may lose his job, his attorneys claim, because he’s been forced to turn over his firearm owner identification card as part of the conditions for his release from jail.

Aug 3, 2021

Cook County Providing Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Cook County residents, including Chicagoans, can now get a free ride to a nearby vaccination site, thanks to the new “Destination: Vaccination” program.

Aug 3, 2021

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Expanding Background Checks on Gun Sales Starting in 2024

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed new legislation expanding background checks on all gun sales in the state starting in 2024, a step he touted as “commonsense” and with bipartisan support.

Aug 2, 2021

New Research Explores How COVID-19 Affects Your Sense of Smell

Many unknowns about COVID-19 remain more than a year into the pandemic, among them the mysterious loss of taste and smell. But new research offers insight into the cause of this common symptom.