Bringing seeds to life at Plant Chicago

By Emilie Syberg At Plant Chicago’s recent Saturday farmer’s market, local organic recycling plant Nature’s Little Recyclers hosted a seed swap. Market attendees, who came to enjoy a craft beer from Whiner Brewery and pick up some vegetables for the week ahead, lingered over seed packets ranging from squash to marigolds. Ed Hubbard, the founder […]

Binge drinking rises, with heavy toll in Illinois

By Rachel Newman University of Illinois alum Erin McPartlin, 26, wasn’t surprised when she learned that a student had died during the university’s annual “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.” Held on the first Friday of March, the holiday revolves around day-long binge drinking, and many students don’t know their limits, McPartlin said. “Freshman year and on, […]