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08

Mar

Method to open greenhouse-topped production plant on Chicago’s South SideThe style-conscious soap wizards at Method unveil plans for a wind- and solar-powered manufacturing facility that will also include rooftop food production.

Method to open greenhouse-topped production plant on Chicago’s South Side
The style-conscious soap wizards at Method unveil plans for a wind- and solar-powered manufacturing facility that will also include rooftop food production.

07

Jan

Greetings from ‘Chiberia’: 11 surreal shots of the Windy City’s frozen shore
Photographer Isaac Silver set out Monday afternoon with a friend, Brett Jelinek, to document the surreal icescapes of Chicago’s Montrose Beach and Lake Michigan. The temperature? Minus 14 with a windchill of 40 below zero.

31

May


 Vertical garden inside O’Hare Airport is a first  



44 different types of organic herbs and vegetables are growing in the middle of Chicago’s busy O’Hare International Airport.
44 different types of organic herbs and vegetables are growing in the middle of Chicago’s busy O’Hare International Airport.

30

Apr

Chemicals on federal radar pervasive in Chicago air
D5, a chemical compound found in a variety of beauty and skin car products, is reaching potentially alarming levels.

Chemicals on federal radar pervasive in Chicago air

D5, a chemical compound found in a variety of beauty and skin car products, is reaching potentially alarming levels.

22

Apr

More U.S. hospitals give pets visiting hours
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago recently joined dozens of other hospitals in allowing pets to visit patients’ rooms.

More U.S. hospitals give pets visiting hours

Rush University Medical Center in Chicago recently joined dozens of other hospitals in allowing pets to visit patients’ rooms.

26

Mar

World’s largest indoor vertical farm opens in Chicago
FarmedHere, a new 90,000-square-foot indoor farm, just opened in the suburbs of Chicago and is now the largest facility of its kind in the world.

World’s largest indoor vertical farm opens in Chicago

FarmedHere, a new 90,000-square-foot indoor farm, just opened in the suburbs of Chicago and is now the largest facility of its kind in the world.

24

Jan

Photo of the day: Stunning ice formations encase warehouse after massiveA warehouse is coated in heavy layers of ice on Jan. 23 after firefighters spent hours spraying the exterior with water to extinguish a massive blaze that sparked late Tuesday night on the south side of Chicago, Ill.
With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 firefighters rushed to the scene to wrangle with the five-alarm fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.
See more amazing photos of the icy warehouse.

Photo of the day: Stunning ice formations encase warehouse after massive
A warehouse is coated in heavy layers of ice on Jan. 23 after firefighters spent hours spraying the exterior with water to extinguish a massive blaze that sparked late Tuesday night on the south side of Chicago, Ill.

With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 firefighters rushed to the scene to wrangle with the five-alarm fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.

See more amazing photos of the icy warehouse.

16

Jan


 Storefront IV clinic offers quick fix for flu sufferers 



Chicago residents have a new way of treating the flu, but is it worth the risk?
Chicago residents have a new way of treating the flu, but is it worth the risk?

08

Dec

3 cities that are going greenGreen business practices are booming in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

3 cities that are going green
Green business practices are booming in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

07

Jul

Vertical farm in abandoned pork plant turns waste into foodEnvironmentalists in Chicago are using the waste from one crop to feed and power another in an abandoned Chicago pork processing plant.

Vertical farm in abandoned pork plant turns waste into food
Environmentalists in Chicago are using the waste from one crop to feed and power another in an abandoned Chicago pork processing plant.