Miguel Blancarte Jr. says he’s found a new purpose during the pandemic running a testing center at his old elementary school in Little Village.
How are our neighbors coping? How have their lives changed? Hear about daily life in Chicago during the pandemic in these personal dispatches collected by WBEZ.
Edited by Alexandra Salomon | Audio production by Joe DeCeault | Graphic design by Paula Friedrich
A Chicago psychiatrist misses being able to observe her patients in person — their appearance, their body language, their demeanor.
Safia Rashid says farming helps connect her and her community to their African American heritage. A pandemic can’t take that away.
Kate Huffman is a sixth generation farmer. Despite the economic uncertainty right now, she said farmers will come through.
Marla Callistein’s front yard became a place for neighbors to see her son’s art and to connect during a time of social isolation.
Deanna Othman looks forward to sharing meals with friends and family during Ramadan. Now, she’s relying on faith to get her through isolation.
A new mom. A second child. A midwife. Three stories about how pregnancy, birth and motherhood are changing during the pandemic.
As their daughter treats COVID-19 patients in intensive care, Suzie and Bob Pschirrer wonder if military families feel the same mix of pride and fear.
Lucy Keating first learned to sew on her grandmother’s Singer sewing machine. Today, she’s reviving her skills to make masks for COVID-19.
No gym? No problem. Competitive bodybuilder Daniel Zhou says significant others make great weightlifting equipment during quarantine.