Maggie Sivit

Chicago had been a destination for freedom seekers. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 changed things, making Canada a safer final destination and Chicago largely a way station on the Underground Railroad.
There’s more to Chicago-area birdwatching than Montrose Point’s Magic Hedge. Birders share some tips for birding off the beaten path.
High levels of particulate matter 2.5 can lead to health issues like asthma, heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and premature 5% death.