<< Back to main NATO page

Cataloging and Celebrating the Workers Cottage, One of Chicago’s Original Affordable Homes

0 Comments
Preservationists are calling attention to a style of home known as workers cottages – an original form of affordable housing. (WTTW News)

Much of Chicago is defined by its residential buildings, a beautiful mishmash of styles, sizes, and ages. Now, preservationists are calling attention to a style of home known as workers cottages – an original form of affordable housing.

Read More > >

/2022/05/12/cataloging-and-celebrating-workers-cottage-one-chicago-s-original-affordable-homes
Preservationists are calling attention to a style of home known as workers cottages – an original form of affordable housing. (WTTW News)

EXPLAINER: What’s Behind the Baby Formula Shortage?

0 Comments
A sign is posted at a CVS pharmacy indicating a shortage in the availability of baby food Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo / Chris Carlson)

The problems began last year as the COVID-19 pandemic led to disruptions in labor, transportation and raw materials — economy-wide issues that didn’t spare the formula industry. Inventory was further squeezed by parents stockpiling during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Read More > >

/2022/05/12/explainer-what-s-behind-baby-formula-shortage
A sign is posted at a CVS pharmacy indicating a shortage in the availability of baby food Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo / Chris Carlson)

10 Reputed Members of Four Corner Hustlers Gang Charged With Drug Conspiracy After Undercover Operation

0 Comments
A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)

Ten reputed members of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang have been arrested and charged with conspiring to sell heroin and cocaine at open-air drug markets on Chicago’s West Side following a massive undercover investigation.

Read More > >

/2022/05/12/10-reputed-members-four-corner-hustlers-gang-charged-drug-conspiracy-after-undercover
A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)

1 Man Charged, 2 Others Wanted in Brazen Shooting That Left 2 Men Dead and ‘Lit Up Humboldt Park’

0 Comments
(WTTW News)

John Corona, 25, is being held without bail after he was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of 35-year-old Antwon Gee and 34-year-old Devel Jones.

Read More > >

/2022/05/12/1-man-charged-2-others-wanted-brazen-shooting-left-2-men-dead-and-lit-humboldt-park
(WTTW News)

Biden Marks ‘Tragic Milestone’ of 1 Million COVID Deaths in US

0 Comments
The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2022, as the Biden administration commemorates 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

The coronavirus has killed more than 999,000 people in the U.S. and at least 6.2 million people globally since it emerged in late 2019, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Other counts, including by the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, have the toll at 1 million.

Read More > >

/2022/05/12/biden-marks-tragic-milestone-1-million-covid-deaths-us
The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2022, as the Biden administration commemorates 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

More Records Could Fall as Summer-Like Heat Grips Chicago Region

0 Comments
(Pixabay)

The combination of high temperatures and humidity sent heat indices soaring above 100 degrees Wednesday. Thursday will see more of the same.

Read More > >

/2022/05/12/more-records-could-fall-heat-grips-chicago-region
(Pixabay)

Three-Peat: Chicago Ranks No. 1 In Corruption, Report Finds

0 Comments
(DesignOil / Pixabay)

“The sheer number and political stature of the Illinois elected officials and business leaders who were implicated, indicted or convicted in the 2020 is staggering,” University of Illinois at Chicago professor and former 44th Ward Ald. Dick Simpson said.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/three-peat-chicago-ranks-no-1-corruption-report-finds
(DesignOil / Pixabay)

May 11, 2022 - Full Show

0 Comments
(WTTW News)

President Biden hits town. Plus, an exclusive report on House Speaker Chris Welch’s influence on his wife’s judicial campaign. And Northwestern launches a first-of-its-kind study on lung disease.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/may-11-2022-full-show
(WTTW News)

Researchers Claim They’ve Found Fossilized Remains from Extinction Event That Wiped Out Most Dinosaurs

0 Comments
Field assistant Kylie Ruble, left, and Robert DePalma excavate a slab of fossils from the Tanis deposit. (Courtesy of Robert DePalma)

An international team of researchers say they have found fossilized remains of fish and a dinosaur in North Dakota at a site that they believed died on the very day of an asteroid impact. That story is told in a new documentary called “Dinosaur Apocalypse” airing on WTTW.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/researchers-claim-they-ve-found-fossilized-remains-extinction-event-wiped-out-most
Field assistant Kylie Ruble, left, and Robert DePalma excavate a slab of fossils from the Tanis deposit. (Courtesy of Robert DePalma)

With Vaping Up and COVID Lingering, Northwestern Recruiting Millennials for Lung Health Study in Chicago

0 Comments
(valelopardo/ Pixabay)

Nearly 40 cities across the country are recruiting 4,000 young adults ages 25-35 to participate in a study that will track and analyze their lung health over their lifetime to better understand how environment, lifestyle and physical activity impact respiratory health.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/northwestern-recruiting-millennials-lung-health-study-chicago
(valelopardo/ Pixabay)

Music Prodigy from Ukraine Finds Community in Chicago

0 Comments
(WTTW News)

A local music prodigy began studying in his native Ukraine before he moved to Chicago with his family. The community of musicians he found here – and music itself – have helped sustain him during an uneasy time. 

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/music-prodigy-ukraine-finds-community-chicago
(WTTW News)

Illinois House Speaker Gets Fellow Lawmakers to Donate More Than $200K to Wife’s Judicial Campaign

0 Comments
ShawnTe Raines-Welch is running for a judge seat on the Cook County subcircuit court. (Campaign Photo)

Much of judicial candidate ShawnTe Raines-Welch’s campaign cash comes thanks to the largesse of Democratic elected officials who work under the political leadership of her husband, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/illinois-house-speaker-gets-fellow-lawmakers-donate-more-200k-wife-s-judicial-campaign
ShawnTe Raines-Welch is running for a judge seat on the Cook County subcircuit court. (Campaign Photo)

City Expands Eligibility for Lead Service Line Program Again, as Program Stutters

0 Comments
A water lead testing kit. (WTTW News)

Lead service lines connect approximately 400,000 Chicago homes with water mains buried under city streets, and can leach a brain-damaging chemical into drinking water. 

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/city-expands-eligibility-lead-service-line-program-again-program-stutters
A water lead testing kit. (WTTW News)

Biden Pledges to Replace All 400,000 Lead Service Lines in Chicago

0 Comments
President Joe Biden pledged Wednesday to replace all 400,000 lead service lines in Chicago, saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot had urged him to make it a high priority. (WTTW News)

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill approved in November 2021 includes $15 billion to fund lead service line replacement efforts and $3 billion is set to flow to states and cities in 2022. A Biden administration plan calls for all of the lead service lines to be removed in a decade. That would cost $45 billion.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/biden-pledges-replace-all-400000-lead-service-lines-chicago
President Joe Biden pledged Wednesday to replace all 400,000 lead service lines in Chicago, saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot had urged him to make it a high priority. (WTTW News)

Love Eludes the Most Loving in Lynn Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’

0 Comments
At the “Intimate Apparel’s” center is Esther (Mildred Marie Langford), a gifted seamstress, who fashions elaborate corsets for a wide range of women. (Credit: Liz Lauren)

Throughout this play, Lynn Nottage explores the notion of intimacy in a multitude of ways, suggesting how different social classes, different ethnicities, and different sexes can connect, confide in, and also betray each other. Overall, “Intimate Apparel” is as meticulously crafted as its main character’s creations.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/love-eludes-most-loving-lynn-nottage-s-intimate-apparel
At the “Intimate Apparel’s” center is Esther (Mildred Marie Langford), a gifted seamstress, who fashions elaborate corsets for a wide range of women. (Credit: Liz Lauren)

10 Things to Do This Weekend: May 12-15

0 Comments
(Credit: Chicago Park District)

An organic plant sale, total lunar eclipse, migratory birds and a writers festival usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago this weekend.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/10-things-do-weekend-may-12-15
(Credit: Chicago Park District)

Parents Hunting for Baby Formula as Shortage Spans US

0 Comments
Baby formula is displayed on the shelves of a grocery store in Carmel, Ind., Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo / Michael Conroy)

Months of spot shortages at pharmacies and supermarkets have been exacerbated by the recall at Abbott, which was forced to shutter its largest U.S. formula manufacturing plant in February due to contamination concerns.

Read More > >

/2022/05/11/parents-hunting-baby-formula-shortage-spans-us
Baby formula is displayed on the shelves of a grocery store in Carmel, Ind., Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo / Michael Conroy)