Tag: winter

Chicago launches new website to aid winter preparedness, but what about the digital divide?

Chicago launches new website to aid winter preparedness, but what about the digital divide?
In Chicago, snow can be a headache–trudging over ice with grocery bags, digging your way out of the front door. A new website launched this week by the mayor’s office, ChicagoShovels.org, hopes to tackle some of these by offering a variety of tools to help Chicagoans deal with the difficulties of winter: help finding local... Read more »

With heating assistance cuts, 150,000 more Illinois families will be left out in the cold

With heating assistance cuts, 150,000 more Illinois families will be left out in the cold
This week’s cold snap has reminded us all of what winter can feel like in Chicago, and it’s not pleasant. That biting wind and creeping frost is enough to keep most people inside this time of year. But what if inside isn’t much better? A lot of Illinois families may be in that situation due... Read more »