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
Maybe you find them annoying or maybe not, but one thing is certain: Chicago’s got a lot of them. So we’re taking on your geese questions.
From the Walnut Room restaurant to its window displays, Marshall Field’s figured out how to draw in the crowds during the holiday.
Celebrations may look a little different this year, but we asked Curious City question askers and experts about one Thanksgiving tradition.
As COVID-19 cases surge, Chicago area workers have questions and concerns about their safety in the workplace.
A new study looks at the racial demographics of the 50 municipalities in Illinois with the most lead water lines.
“I’m just going to have some coffee and wait it out,” one Chicago commuter said the morning after the election.
Here are some steps that you, your neighbors and your elected officials can take to help tackle the city’s rat problem.
Rats can carry a disease called leptospirosis. We look at how it’s transmitted and what dog owners can do to protect their pet.
Chicago area gardeners face an uneven landscape when it comes to rules on using hoop houses to grow their own food through the cold.
Erratic water levels, disappearing beaches — climate change is already affecting Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Here’s what else we can expect.