Humans are so adaptable that it’s easy to forget how different things have become less than two months after Chicago and most of the rest of the United States shut down to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been 53 days without baseball and today I wanted to let some of the images I’ve captured from in and around Wrigleyville to speak mostly for themselves.
On the same weekend that Chicagoans lined up for food where fans used to line up for the bleachers the Hotel Zachary’s windows were lined with Cubs jerseys. The Hotel has been temporarily transformed into housing for frontline healthcare workers.
Further down on Clark businesses are shuttered and an artist painted this message to passers-by.
Businesses all over the city reminded customers that masks are now required by law inside their premises.
Some businesses like Salsita on Halsted are using the mask requirements as a promotional give away to bring in new business.
Don’t worry, even as things change, some things stay the same. Nisei Lounge has Malort To Go.