Mary was a former editor and reporter at the Daily Journal in Kankakee, Illinois, where she managed a cross-discipline team, wrote features, produced social video and spearheaded the use of data visualization at the publication. She won three awards from the Illinois Press Association for infographics.
Originally from St. Louis, she grew up in Quito, Ecuador, speaks Spanish, and has strong opinions about South American restaurants in Chicago.
Stories by Mary Hall
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant gives tips on how to ease the strain of working from home, and even find joy in it.
The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China, last December. Less than a month later, cases were reported in the U.S. — including Chicago.
New findings indicate some officials made early decisions based on incomplete numbers. That story and more are in today’s Rundown.
In just two weeks, McCormick Place was transformed from the largest convention center in America to a medical facility with over 2,000 beds.
The president says he has “total authority” over when states lift stay-at-home orders. Pritzker says states should decide. That story and more are in today’s Rundown.
A chain reaction could slow Chicago’s economic recovery even after the stay-at-home order is lifted. That story and more are in today’s Rundown.
Black Chicagoans account for more than 70% of the city’s COVID-19 deaths. That story and more are in today’s Rundown.
Using its vast trove of data, the food delivery service Grubhub figured out which dishes surged in popularity among Chicagoans in March.
The social media manager at Shedd Aquarium says, “I get just as much joy sharing these videos as people get out of watching them.”
Now home to the Chicago Military Academy, the three-story brick landmark in Bronzeville hosted the first National Negro Congress in 1936.