As Pandemic Rages, Amazon Expands In Chicago And Beyond

Amazon Pandemic
An Amazon Prime logo appears on the side of a delivery van as it departs an Amazon Warehouse location, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Dedham, Mass. AP Photo/Steven Senne / AP Photo/Steven Senne
Amazon Pandemic
An Amazon Prime logo appears on the side of a delivery van as it departs an Amazon Warehouse location, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Dedham, Mass. AP Photo/Steven Senne / AP Photo/Steven Senne

As Pandemic Rages, Amazon Expands In Chicago And Beyond

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has been expanding its footprint in Chicago and other cities across the United States. But the swift growth is raising concerns about truck traffic and pollution in places like Bridgeport, where an Amazon logistics facility is planned for a site along the Chicago River.

Reset checks in with a local reporter, a national reporter and two environmental justice advocates about Amazon’s growth in Chicago.

GUESTS: Kelly Chen, Chicago Asian Americans for Environmental Justice

Anna Schibrowsky, community development lead for the Bridgeport Alliance

Jay Greene, technology reporter at the Washington Post

Alby Gallun, senior commercial real estate reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business