Chicago native breaks state birding record: ‘It’s like playing the lottery but with nature’
Taking on a big year was always in the back of Goldberg’s mind, he said, but he lacked confidence. After graduating from Cornell University, home to the Lab of Ornithology, he returned to Chicago with honed birding skills. For 2020, Goldberg decided he’d like to see 300 species across the state — a challenge in itself. The last state records were set at 334 species in 2011 and 330 in 2009, according to listings from the Illinois Ornithological Society.chicagotribune.com
CPS students petition to shorten the class day — and end homework — during remote learning, citing headaches, stress and too much screen time
“The back and forth of signing in and signing out of their synchronous time and asynchronous time is a little daunting for parents, especially for the 5-year-olds,” Medellin said. “If they want to do the 180 minutes, do it like the first three hours in the morning and then in the afternoon just let them be 5-year-olds. They try to make it like a real school day, and remotely, there is no way we can do that."chicagotribune.com
A woman on the back of the $10 bill?
U.S. paper currencies are being redesigned on both sides, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says. Hear what he tells "CBS This Morning" anchor Norah O'Donnell when she asks if that means a woman might be put on the back of the $10 bill, rather than the front.cbsnews.com