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‘New way of looking at nature’: Cook County naturalists explore queer ecology with geese, owls and more

Naturalists used plants and animals such as geese to teach queer ecology, the idea that nature doesn’t always express itself in a binary way. […]

Illinois is running out of volunteer firefighters: ‘It’s going to become very critical, very shortly’

These alarming shortages come amid more service demands driven by rising medical calls attributed largely to the state’s growing senior population. […]

Wheaton College examined its racial history, but absence of hijab-wearing professor, LGBTQ rights questioned

Founded by abolitionists, Wheaton College at times abandoned its ideals, a sweeping review of its racial history found. The review itself got mixed reactions. […]

Volunteers say buses of migrants arriving in Chicago at increased rate

The latest influx of asylum-seekers comes as Mayor Johnson’s administration has moved forward with plans to put up migrant base camps across the city. […]

86-year-old man fatally wounded Saturday morning in shooting on South Side, cops say

An 86-year-old man was fatally wounded Saturday morning in a shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago police said. […]