Red-winged blackbirds get aggressive this time of year while protecting their nests.KristinChicago/Flickr

‘Nature’s A–holes’ Are Back: Red-Winged Blackbirds Attacking People Along The River As Nesting Season Gets Underway

Several Avondale residents have been hit while running or walking past nests, which the aggressive birds are trying to protect.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

The Birds, The Bees And Consent: How One Chicago Classroom Navigates Evolving Sexual Education

After the revelation of widespread abuse in Chicago Public Schools, more schools are teaching the meaning and practice of consent.

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Can Art Revive South Chicago? These Artists Are Trying To Infuse New Life Into The Neighborhood

Devastated by the downturn of the steel industry, artists are working to revitalize South Chicago by transforming vacant buildings into art studios.