Thanks to this week's winter storm, highways from Chicago to Carbondale were covered with snow according to IDOT, and driving proved treacherous. Today on the show, we checked in with reporters who have been following the storm, a meteorologist and a climatologist.
Every year, thousands of students come to the U.S. from China to study. But now, the Chinese government is urging students to take a closer look at the risks of coming to U.S. universities. And, we're speaking with a University of Chicago student who was subpoenaed by the prominent Pearson Family after publishing news about them in the college newspaper. Plus, summer means it’s time to get outside, and maybe go for a hike. It also means a higher risk of tick bites. And, more than a decade ago, Mayor Richard M. Daley pledged that Chicago would be the “greenest city in America” by 2020. Where does that promise stand today?
A crop and bioenergy expert at the University of Illinois says President Donald Trump’s decision announced Thursday to begin withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord could hurt Midwest agriculture and its ability to produce food.
On the 21st: We discussed the future of coal mining with the Illinois Coal Association president, a union president, and a reporter with Inside Energy. We also learned why 17 Illinois school superintendents are suing the state for inequitable funding, and learned more about why some colleges are offering scholarships for competitive video gaming.