We check in with the leaders of Get In Chicago, a violence prevention group started by the city in response to the national attention paid to Chicago's gun violence.
With a high school dropout rate around 35 percent, Chicago is a city full of out-of-school teenagers. Educators, activists, reformers, and district officials have competing ideas on how to reverse this trend. Yet students’ perspectives are often missing from the conversation on dropout prevention. We talk with young people – two who left CPS without a high school diploma, and one who decided to stay in school – about their ideas to change the system.
We find out what the city is doing to fight the spread of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.
Katherine Lik is a naturopath at the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern. She joins us to discuss natural remedies for side effects patients face while dealing with conventional medical treatments.