The Birth of Environmental Law

The Birth of Environmental Law

By Kratika Tandon Richard Lazarus grew up in Urbana, Ill., and enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign a couple of weeks after his 17th birthday. Known today as a pioneer in the field of environmental law, he created a path from the beginning by...
Silent Killer

Silent Killer

By Gwenna Heidkamp On a balmy summer day in early July, a few friends and I  rented kayaks and moseyed our way down the Middle Fork of the Vermillion River, enjoying Illinois’ only officially designated national scenic river. As hawks circled overhead, small fish...
Save the Lakes

Save the Lakes

 By Sarah Gediman Every summer, people across the country travel to freshwater beaches in northern Michigan to relax. They take hikes through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, breathe in the scent of cedars and birch trees, and peer at the breeding grounds...
No Vacancy

No Vacancy

 By Carly Hopkins Walking around the unfamiliar neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago, my heart rate beat in time with the sounds of a fading siren. The words “be careful” from my parents and friends echoed in my mind. The rampant gun violence in...

We've Got the (Green) Power As I drive down Interstate 57 south from Chicago, a flash catches my eye: red lights. At first, a few. Then more in the distance. Click Here By Nidhi Shastri   Looming in front of me is a massive field of wind power. Each light sits...