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Tumultuous 2020


Craig Anderson

Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association discusses impact of pandemic on Illinois sports

Marc Ayers

Marc Ayers details the experience of losing his immunocompromised mother to COVID-19

Carissa Bouse

Social worker and family development specialist describes impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Senator William Brady

Impact of pandemic on state's economy and on IL legislature

Katie Brethorst

Graduate student discusses impact of COVID-19 pandemic on her senior year of undergraduate and graduate school

Chris Butler

Funeral Home President describes impact of COVID-19 pandemic on personal life and business

Antonio Carbajal

Dual Language teacher describes impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Phyllis Cheaney

Caring for a father with COVID-19 who eventually died from the disease

Colin Corbett

Vaccine trial participant discusses decision making process behind trial participation

J. David Cross

Periodontist discusses the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on his practice

John Cunningham

Kane County, Illinois Clerk during COVID-19 pandemic

Suzanne Davis

Greenville University president discusses impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Tom Demmer

Illinois State Representative discusses impact of COVID-19 pandemic on his rural, Northern Illinois district

Sean Eifert

Bond county health administrator discusses the scope of the pandemic in Bond county

Steve Endsley

Executive Director of the IL Elementary School Assn discusses the impact of COVID-19

Nicole Florence

Physician details effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Springfield, Illinois

Kurt Gibson

Associate Executive Director for IHSA discusses the impact of the pandemic on high school basketball and other sports

Gus Gordon

Executive Director of Hoogland Performing Arts Center describes COVID-19's impact on the center

Cheryl Harlow

Director of Brimfield Public Library District discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the library and surrounding community

Patrick Harper

USPHS commander details his experience with the COVID-19 pandemic

Curtis Haug

Manager of minor league baseball team discusses impact of pandemic

Paul Hergenrother

University of Illinois Chemist discusses development of the Shield Illinois Saliva test

Barbara Hernandez

Illinois State Representative discusses the impact of COVID-19 on state government and her district

Richard Irvin

Mayor of Aurora discusses the communities challenges with COVID-19 pandemic

Patrick Lam

Former director of assisted living facility discusses impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Jenna Link

Administrator for the Warren County Health Department

Tessa Martinez

Non-profit worker shares her experience with employment instability and personal growth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Judy McCann-Floeter

Elementary School principal describes impact of COVID-19 on the school

Chris "Thor" McGovern

Thor role player discusses the importance of heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lisa Mestinsek

Lincoln, IL business owner details the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her small business

Gwyneth Milbrath

A clinical nursing professor details the impact of the pandemic on her university and her nursing career

Onyx Montes

Museum worker and pay transparency advocate describes her pandemic experiences

Billy Morgan

Disrupted wedding plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Evan Neilson

U. of IL (Urbana-Champaign) student during the COVID-19 pandemic

Katie Norregaard

Musician and owner of Miss Katie Sings, LLC, details the way the COVID-19 pandemic provided a platform for her business

Jennifer Norrell Cole

Superintendent for East Aurora School District #131

Christine Radogno

Former Illinois State Senator discusses differences between Illinois schools and Arizona schools during the COVID-19 pandemic

Gabriela Ramirez

Remote worker and mother describes the impact of the pandemic on her life

Tim Rater

CEO and president of the Aurora Civic Center Authority discusses impact of COVID-19 pandemic on theater community.

Eduardo Rivera

Ramp serviceman at United Airlines describes his experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic

Anna Sielaff

College student and student athlete's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sara Sielaff

Assistant principal of Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln, IL discusses impact of COVID-19 pandemic

John Staff

Owner of Staff Carpet discusses impact of COVID-19 pandemic on his business

Julie Theisz

School social worker details impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Mehul Trivedi

Neuropsychiatrist discuss the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic

Michael Trout

Executive director of YMEN discusses impact of pandemic on nonprofits

Joseph 'Jay; Walsh

VP for Economic Innovation and Development discusses U of IL COVID-19 testing

Lindsey Willhite

Public relations director for the Chicago Wolves American Hockey League Club discusses the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic

Craig Williams II

President of The Muni describes effects of COVID-19 pandemic on theater

Marlon Young

Pastor of Morning Glory Community Church details the congregation's experience during the COVID-19 pandemic

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