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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Sober Living Group Offers Exercise, Community For South Siders Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

Exercise can serve as a powerful metaphor for the recovery process. "Whenever I’m jogging, all I have to do is focus on the next step in front of me," one volunteer said.

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Publican Alums Serving Up Sweet, Savory Treats At Brite Donuts And Baked Goods On Near West Side

From Danish filled with sour cherry cheesecake to chili cream cheese doughnuts, chefs Erika Chan and chef Sieger Bayer hope to offer comfort.

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Free Soul Food Restaurant On West Side Raising Money To Feed People In Need

The free restaurant feeds hundreds each day in an area that lacks healthy, affordable food.