By the Numbers | August 2021

Appears in the August 2021 issue.

70 million

The number of tons of food transported through Illinois in the U.S. food network, according to a study in Environmental Science and Technology. Illinois is the most-critical hub in the network that supplies 400 million tons of food annually.


The age of patients at the Northwestern Medicine Innovative Primary Care Clinic ( recently opened at 636 Raymond Drive in Naperville. Patients at the walk-in facility will be assisted by health coaches to navigate specialists, tests, appointments, and transportation, and social workers for needs like food and housing insecurities.


The percentage of increase in spring forest flowers—which helps the bumblebee population to survive—within Illinois since 1997, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.