Vintage clothing, art, jewelry, furniture, home decor, and nostalgic items from mid-century through the 1990s are available for the seekers at today’s Vintage Garage meet-up. This is the second to last Vintage Garage before the end of the year, and 75 vendors offering all things vintage (rumor has it there might be a Reader staffer […]
Mother Nature ascend a queenly throne
The hip-hop duo’s latest EP, Nature’s World, dropped June 10.
‘Always be birding’
Local birdwatchers embrace urban wildlife and conservation.
The consequences of cool
Credit: Mads Horwath
The gold is in the dung heap
An excerpt from The Soil Keepers: Interviews With Practitioners on the Ground Beneath Our Feet
Power, violence, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial
This year may end the unstoppable homage to dead white men and narratives that neglect how architecture has victimized communities of color.
Digging out gems from the city’s dumpsters
One man’s treasure . . .
East Side residents enraged by manganese pollution tear into city and federal officials
“Half-assed everything, that’s what we get.”
Dangerous levels of heavy metals found at homes near industrial storage facility
Samples in four homes showed manganese concentrations beyond the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for Superfund sites.
The two-year Illinois budget stalemate is expected to end this week with a house vote, and other Chicago news
Also, the New York Daily News slams Rahm’s “DUMB TRACK MIND.”
An East Chicago community dissolves in the fallout from a decades-long lead crisis
Residents from the West Calumet community in East Chicago are scattering across the region as they flee dangerously contaminated homes.
Trump will be visiting Wisconsin on Tuesday, and other news
Also, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chicago regional office reportedly is in danger of being closed.
Some East Chicago residents fleeing lead contamination are being moved to Chicago’s ‘toxic doughnut’
Altgeld Gardens is a poor place for relocation, residents say.
Chain of protesters arrested in a blockade of Koch brothers-controlled pet coke facility
Environmentalists have escalated efforts to force the oil by-product out of Chicago.
Chicago moves to ban plastic shopping bags—if Rahm’s willing
As aldermen push their own environmental plans, will Mayor Emanuel really stand on the sideline?