Currently in Chicago — July 26th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Best chance of rain Wednesday

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1.  At Or Bit Below Average This Week

2.  Best Chance Of Rain Wednesday

3.  Keeping It Cooler Lakeside

No extreme hit this week with temperatures around or even a bit below average each day. That means highs in the lower to middle 80s but cooler lakeside Friday with highs only in the middle to upper 70s. A mix of sun and clouds most of the week but some scattered showers and thunderstorms possible Tuesday night and Wednesday. A few spotty showers on Thursday. Weekend looks good so far with highs near 80°F and plenty of sunshine.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Amid escalating extreme weather events around the world, Congressional staffers staged a historic protest today. Congressional staffers that staged a sit-in, and were arrested, while protesting against the climate change policy stalemate.

We published a story, written by our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the event.

“Saul Levin, a climate policy staffer for Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) who helped organized the action and was one of those arrested, said it’s the first time in US history that current congressional staffers have peacefully protested their own party’s leaders inside the US Congress.”

“Last week in a widely publicized speech, Biden failed to declare a climate emergency — a move that would have authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to build heat pumps and solar panels, among many other possibilities. Days later, 60 members of Congress, including Bush, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), wrote a letter to Biden demanding he use the ‘full power’ of the executive branch due to the ‘scope and urgency of the crisis.’"

Read the full story on our website!