One million plant and animal species could go extinct in the coming years, a new United Nations report warns — and in Chicago, those losses will include fireflies and monarch butterflies.Marty Gabel/Flickr

Fireflies, Monarch Butterflies Are Dying Off In Chicago Due To Climate Change, Expert Says

A loss of biodiversity in Chicago could have a big impact, one expert said. "If we were really to lose insects from the region, and bats ... we'd have less food to eat and more expensive food to eat."

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Pilsen Nonprofit’s $20 Million Affordable Housing Development Approved By City Committee

If approved by City Council, the Resurrection Project will build 37 affordable apartments at the corner of 19th and Racine.

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Logan Square All-Affordable Apartments Score City Council Approval Despite Ald. Lopez’s Push To Stall Project

Ald. Ray Lopez said people called his South Side ward office to speak out against the proposal, but the zoning change was ultimately granted.

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Wicker Park Woman Attempts To Hula Hoop For 100 Hours To Break World Record While Raising $10,000 For Mental Health

"If you want to do something weird [in Chicago], people will come out in heaps to see you," said Jenny Doan, 29, of Wicker Park.