Urban farming and better care of vacant lots could reduce crime and improve life in poorer areas
Eleven vegetarian questions answered by 17 Chicagoans
Pro-environment talk is cheap. Which mayoral candidates will back it up?
West Town’s ambitious music festival returns with a lineup that includes Cloud Cult, David Bazan, the Wailers, Fang Island, and Maps & Atlases.
Hooters offers to help out with the oil spill.
On Thu 4/15, Starbucks is offering free brewed coffee to anyone who brings in a reusable travel mug.
A new report confirms that Chicago has a mounting environmental and economic problem: its garbage.
The Reader requests an interview with Mayor Daley—110 days ago and counting.
Believe it or not, some of the more interesting and important offices up for grabs tomorrow are the seats on the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
Fuel, a new documentary about our addiction to oil and some potential solutions, is compelling but misses some critical points about the environmental crisis we face.
Everybody seems to love the rooftop garden at City Hall, and Mayor Daley is proud that Chicago leads the country in LEED-certified buildings. But as a new book argues, those are hardly the sorts of things that make a city green.
Yesterday JPMorgan Chase moved to increase its presence in the carbon trading and carbon offsets business, another sign that Congress is sure to pass some kind of climate change legislation.
Sadhu Johnston takes job as Canadian deputy city manager; mayor hasn’t decided whether to pick a new chief environmental officer.
Exelon Corporation isn’t just hoping to get the federal government’s money and help for projects like the innovative solar power facility it wants to build on Chicago’s south side. It’s also been spending lots of money to lobby for them.
A couple of weeks ago local environmental groups announced their intent to sue the owners of six heavy-polluting coal-fired power plants in Illinois for polluting more than what they’re allowed under federal law. If, as they hope, they can pressure the federal government to take action, they may want to turn to Shadyside, Ohio, for […]