Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun-Times

Stefano Esposito

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Recent articles by Stefano:

AAA skipping Memorial Day travel forecast

The folks at AAA say, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, they can’t depend on the accuracy of the economic data used to create the annual forecast. → Read More

Pastors say churches offer ‘balm’ to the suffering, want more people allowed in the pews

Several dozen pastors gathered in front of the Thompson Center on Thursday to voice their concerns. → Read More

Adler Planetarium lays off 120 employees

The "difficult decision" was made to help the institution survive in a post-pandemic future, an Adler spokeswoman said. → Read More

Preckwinkle offers plan to delay fees on late property tax bills

Property taxes are due in early August, but the plan would waive fees for two months until October. → Read More

57 Steak ‘n Shake restaurants to close

The first one opened in 1934 in Normal in Central Illinois. → Read More

El Milagro tortilla factory to remain closed for now

El Milagro announced in late April it was closing one of its factories for two weeks for sanitizing, following the death of a worker from coronavirus complications. → Read More

Need to escape? How about a drive through Melbourne or Mumbai?

A new app allows visitors to be driven through some of the world’s best-known cities. → Read More

The Adler Planetarium is 90 years old!

Tickets cost just 25 cents when it opened on May 12, 1930. → Read More

Using a borrowed ID, Highland Park man enlisted in the Navy at age 13, Merchant Marines at 14, Army at 16

Raymond Brenner died April 26. → Read More

At least five children treated in Illinois for rare syndrome with links to coronavirus

At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital the cases began showing up in late April. → Read More

She left Illinois to be a cruise ship singer, ended up stuck at sea nearly 2 months by COVID-19

When Millikin University grad Julia Lindsey finally gets back on dry land, ‘I’m going to stay away from the water for a long time. I would never even come on a ship as a guest after this.’ → Read More

Donors head to Navy Pier to do their part to build up blood supplies

About 100 people donated blood at the American Red Cross event Monday. → Read More

Reopen for business: Return of golf, and some stores, are small steps on road to normal

Under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s modified stay-at-home order, golf courses, many state parks and non-essential businesses re-opened in a limited way Friday. → Read More

The Field Museum is closed, but the flesh-eating beetles still must be fed

Adam Ferguson, guardian of the museum’s mammal collection, comes to work once a week to check on the little critters, among other jobs. → Read More

Downstate health officials see no link between COVID-19 patient’s alleged violation and court ruling

Richland County health officials said the woman’s actions were not sparked by the ruling, which only applied to the legislator. "I’ve spoken directly with the patient," Micah Drummond, public health nurse told the Chicago Sun-Times. → Read More

Uptown hospital successfully treats coronavirus patient with blood plasma from someone who recovered from the sickness

The patient, a Chicago man in his 40s, was discharged from Weiss Memorial Hospital in mid-April. → Read More

‘Black-ish’ star Deon Cole expected to headline coronavirus telethon fundraiser

The May 16 event is being organized by The Chicago CEO COVID-19 Coalition. → Read More

Gifts from alumni at South Side Catholic high school become ‘a lifeline’

For the last three weeks, Leo Catholic High School has been handing out boxed lunches, cash and gift cards to needy parents. → Read More

Archeologist with passion for British motorcyles and prehistoric tattooing to lead Field Museum

Julian Siggers starts his new job in September. → Read More

Could social distancing be a boost for drive-in movie theaters?

Three of Illinois’ few remaining drive-ins tentatively plan to open for the season in May or early June. → Read More