Monica came to WBEZ in 2013 from the Chicago Tribune where she spent 16 years editing and reporting on food, culture and health. Before that she wrote and edited at the Daily Southtown and Chicago Sun-Times. Monica has won multiple writing awards and been nominated for the James Beard Award five times.
Monica is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose children are fourth generation Chicago Public School graduates.
Stories by Monica Eng
Chicago wedding professionals are speaking out about their concerns around working at weddings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month a wedding in Maine became a super spreader. Some Chicago wedding professionals worry that could happen here.
The mayor announced a plan to replace the city’s lead service lines. So what does that mean for Chicago residents and the water they drink?
Reporter Monica Eng digs into her family’s past to answer a listener’s question about the history of the city’s Chinese gangs.
The mayor says it could cost $8.5 billion to begin fixing Chicago’s worst-in-the-nation lead pipe problem.
Despite indicators that demand for downtown real estate may be softening, many residents say they will wait and see.
Why are there two different positivity rates? Why do cases drop on the weekend? Here’s how to make the numbers add up.
The move comes after years of officials claiming that the estimated 400,000 lead service lines connecting were not a serious problem.
With the “Curious City Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Eats Edition” now underway, we’re revisiting a story about foods created right here in Chicago.
Despite business slowing during the coronavirus pandemic, owner Rose George says, “We’re still going to be here for a while.”