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
A Chicago police rule requires officers to wear masks. News footage of recent protests shows that’s not always happening.
A day care owner, a nanny, and a parent weigh in on the challenges of finding and providing child care as more businesses reopen.
Here’s what farmers markets, takeout, and restaurant dining are expected to look like in Chicago’s third phase of reopening.
Lillie Campbell learned the importance of patience during three years of quarantine. She says she knows we’ll get through COVID-19, too.
Chicago and Illinois restaurants are crafting ideas on how they can open more quickly as the city and state offer reopening plans.
Illinois' stay-at-home order was to slow the spread of COVID-19. So one Curious Citizen wonders how so many people are still getting sick.
Doctors warn that introducing new people to your household is risky, but it could be doable with strict rules.
Two Albany Park chefs turned a Chinese-Korean chicken dish into a signature Chicago food. Here’s how to make it.
Red, purple, sore and itchy toes are afflicting teens and young adults in mysterious ways
One of the area’s biggest farmers markets opens May 2. Among the new rules? Masks, gloves, single-direction aisles and no-touch payments.