You’ve Got Mail: How to Save a Kid’s Birthday During a Pandemic

By Jenny Ly Medill Reports The COVID-19 quarantine has forced many people to find new ways of doing old things. Working, shopping, going to school and celebrating milestones are all different now. Young children like 5-year-old Greta Schalk can’t fully grasp the dangers of the world outside. When the time came to celebrate her birthday, […]

Foot traffic drops about 80% in the Loop amid COVID-19

By Michael Thomas Medill Reports Chicago’s busy Loop looks like a ghost town amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Chicago Loop Alliance, an organization that helps maintain the loop, foot traffic has dropped about 80% compared to this time last year. The group’s CEO Michael Edwards says, “People are going to expect downtown to […]