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Climate change will make Chicago’s air pollution much worse in the future

Julian ReifInstitute of Government and Public Affairs

Sep 26, 2016

Summer is coming to an end in Chicago. How did the city fare in terms of air pollution?

Well, in its 2016 “State of the Air” report, the American Lung Association gave Cook County and all of the surrounding collar counties, except Will, an F in air quality—again. Will County received a C. Several other Illinois counties also received failing grades on this particular report card, but let’s concentrate on the big city here.

 The Chicago area ranked as one of the worst in the nation for ozone, an air pollutant linked…

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