COVID-19 has worsened what behavioral health leaders say was already a serious shortage of mental health care providers.
Stories by acacia hernandez
Jun 14, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Jun 10, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Irving Park on Chicago’s Northwest Side is a spacious community area with a variety of local businesses and provides easy access to transportation.
Jun 6, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Chicago’s beaches are seeing fluctuating lake levels and worsening erosion. This, as Lake Michigan levels drop, following two years of record highs.
Jun 2, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
On the Southwest side, a small community with a population of about 20,000 people offers a suburban feel and is home to many families. And it’s promoting education as the foundation of its hopes and dreams.
May 27, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
The Lincoln Park community area lies just west of its 1,200-acre namesake park. It’s one of the city’s most affluent and tony communities, but an uptick in crime has residents concerned, prompting some areas to hire private security.
May 24, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
May 20, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
La Casita de Don Pedro is one of many parts of Humboldt Park that reminds people of the neighborhood’s deep Puerto Rican roots. Maintaining that culture is something advocates have been focused on.
Calls for Investigation After 3 Residents of Senior Living Facility Die Following Multiple Heat Complaints
May 17, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Three women were found dead Saturday at the James Sneider Apartments in Rogers Park shortly after multiple heat complaints from residents as Chicago temperatures hovered around 90 degrees last week.
May 16, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been in Russian custody since just before Russia invaded Ukraine. Her pre-trial detention was extended another 30 days last week — a sign some experts say could actually provide a glimmer of hope.
May 12, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
City Council members and residents are scrambling to figure out more about plans to move a giant temporary Chicago casino into the historic Medinah Temple. It's located in the heart of the fashionable River North neighborhood - home to tourism, commerce and lots of residential units.
May 5, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Located two miles north of downtown, and about a mile from the lake, Old Town a neighborhood that has undergone a lot of change in the past decade. Residents have fought to preserve historic buildings in the area.
May 3, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Illinois law would protect abortion rights, but how will lawmakers tackle this thorniest of political issues at the federal level? And what does it mean for the upcoming midterms?
Apr 29, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
The South Side neighborhood once had a bustling economy and much larger population. But despite challenges over the decades, local residents and organizations are working to make sure the community has what it needs to thrive.
Apr 25, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
The future of the Chicago Reader is at stake as a dispute drags on between staff members and one of the paper’s current owners.
Apr 21, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Construction of the Obama Presidential Center is underway in Jackson Park, and residents on the South Side are bracing for what it will mean for their communities — benefits or displacement.
Apr 18, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
The Republican National Committee has unanimously voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has officially been sponsoring and producing general election presidential debates since 1987.
Apr 11, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported just over 1,463 new COVID-19 cases Monday, up from 756 cases a week ago. That’s in comparison to a high of more than 42,903 cases reported on Jan. 7 at the height of omicron.
Apr 8, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Tax relief coming to Illinoisans. The first domino falls in the Chicago mayor’s race. A temporary defeat for the mayor’s gas tax proposal. And three casino finalists get a public airing.
Apr 5, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
A collection of personal photos of Mexican-born artist Frida Kahlo is now on exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. This collection was first presented in Mexico City in 2007, revealing intimate parts and relationships in Kahlo’s life.
Apr 1, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Chicago has a new Inspector General. Lightfoot floats gas tax relief. WTTW investigates a high-profile gubernatorial candidate’s big donations from contractors. And the new 11th Ward alderperson on the Week in Review.
Mar 10, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Another South Side hospital is struggling to stay afloat as administrators call for more state funding. We hear from one of its leaders.
Mar 9, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Illinois hotel leaders are proposing the Hotel Jobs Recovery Act, which would allocate funds to hotels across the state to rehire workers. The group is proposing $250 million to come from the state’s leftover American Rescue Plan Act funding, giving one-time grants of $1,500 per room for every hotel in Illinois.
Mar 3, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
It’s a neighborhood, not just an airport, and unofficially the second hub of Ukrainian Americans in Chicago. We get the latest on efforts locals are making to assist in Ukrainian defense back home and on preparations to welcome refugees.
Feb 24, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Located on Chicago’s South Side, neighborhood leaders are engaging in block-to-block outreach to tackle gun violence. Others are working to bring investment into a corridor that was once a hub for small businesses. We speak with residents and some of those leaders on the frontlines.
Feb 16, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
Fifteen-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for the use of trimetazidine, a banned performance enhancing substance. But she has been allowed to compete in all her events and there is no clarity on what, if any, consequences she or members of the Russian Olympic Team will face.
Feb 14, 2022 | Acacia Hernandez
The 2022 Chicago Auto Show is featuring the latest automotive trends while showcasing an influx of vehicles at a time when new cars are hard to find.