The weather, currently.
Takeaways for Chicago's weather:
- Cool Start To The Week
- Wet Wednesday
- Warm Memorial Day Weekend
Light jacket weather to start the week but shorts will be needed by the weekend. A couple of cool days to start the week, with highs only in the lower 60s Monday and Tuesday, with 50s along the lakefront. Warming back up to about average by the end of the week, with lower 70s on Friday and then 80°F or warmer for Sunday and Memorial Day. Best chance of rain Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms. Some scattered showers on Thursday too but the rest of the week should be dry.
What you need to know, currently.
Our Managing Editor, Zaria Howell, profiled Mia Madison, Executive Director of Memphis Tilth. Memphis Tilth is an environmental organization that promotes sustainable local food systems.
“It wasn’t until Madison transferred to the University of Memphis in the early 2000s to study geography, however, that she learned about the connection between environmental racism and marginalized communities.
It was in urban planning and anthropology classes that Madison began to seriously flex her advocacy muscle. Although, she says that it’s her lived experiences — growing up in the South, witnessing and following white flight, creating poverty maps for the city of Memphis — that really informed a lot of her interest in community organizing.”