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  • Essential workers
        Unfortunately my father had to be hospitalized at Condell Hospital for a few days with a non-COVID 19 related condition. Many thanks to the nurses, doctors and other staff that took great care of him during this time. Photo taken May 2, 2020.
      Unfortunately my father had to be hospitalized at Condell Hospital for a ...
  • Empty Mall
        While driving through Vernon Hills, I was struck by the emptiness of the Hawthorn Mall lot. After weeks of Covid 19 awareness, it was still eerie suddenly finding the complete void of cars and shoppers. April 25, 2020
      While driving through Vernon Hills, I was struck by the emptiness of ...
  • Humorous Reminder
        Ace Hardware on Peterson Road in Libertyville gives their customers a chuckle, as well as a reminder to wear a mask while shopping. I asked, the ape is a Yeti. April 28, 2020
      Ace Hardware on Peterson Road in Libertyville gives their customers a chuckle, ...
  • Downtown Libertyville Looking South
        Saturday, April 4, 2020. 11:30pm. As a restaurant worker in Libertyville this picture of a ghost town sums it up
      Saturday, April 4, 2020. 11:30pm. As a restaurant worker in Libertyville this ...
  • Neighbor Made Masks
        A kind neighbor in my Libertyville neighborhood made cute, but very much needed masks for us. How thoughtful! I don’t leave home without it. April 7, 2020
      A kind neighbor in my Libertyville neighborhood made cute, but very much ...
  • No traffic
        Oak Spring Road on Sunday, April 5, 2020, 3:30pm.
      Oak Spring Road on Sunday, April 5, 2020, 3:30pm.
  • Waiting in Line
        Monday, April 6, 2020. Waiting in line to enter Trader Joe's. Only so many people were allowed in the store at one time. Once someone left through the exit doors, a staff member would open the entrance doors to provide access and give you a squirt of hand sanitizer.
      Monday, April 6, 2020. Waiting in line to enter Trader Joe's. Only ...
  • Downtown Libertyville Looking North
        Saturday, April 4, 2020. 11:30pm. As a restaurant worker in Libertyville this picture of a ghost town sums it up.
      Saturday, April 4, 2020. 11:30pm. As a restaurant worker in Libertyville this ...
  • Purchase limit signs at Target.
        April 2, 2020. Stores trying to keep up with product demand are having to put limits on certain purchases.
      April 2, 2020. Stores trying to keep up with product demand are ...
  • Neighbors supporting the community
        One initiative that's been spreading around town is through a charity called GiveInKind. Groups of people have been banding together to cater meals for hospital staff at Advocate Condell Medical Center. It's a win-win because it helps local medical professionals and benefits local restaurants. My ...
      One initiative that's been spreading around town is through a charity called ...
  • New measures Target is taking to keep people healthy
        Social distancing recommendations include how we shop. Stores are taking extra precautions for their shoppers and employees. April 2, 2020.
      Social distancing recommendations include how we shop. Stores are taking extra precautions ...
  • Mariano’s seating area closed
        April 2, 2020
      April 2, 2020
  • Claire's chalk drawings
        March 25 Claire gets out her sidewalk chalk for the first time in 10 years
      March 25 Claire gets out her sidewalk chalk for the first time ...
  • WFH
        Learned a new acronym WFH - working from home. A little lonely but nice to be able to sit on the porch on a nice day and technology has made it pretty easy to stay in touch with colleagues, friends and family around the country. Actually communicating with my family ...
      Learned a new acronym WFH - working from home. A little lonely ...
  • Trying to get flour and yeast for bread
        This is the baking aisle at the grocery store. No flour. No yeast.
      This is the baking aisle at the grocery store. No flour. No ...
  • Working during COVID-19
        Every morning I get up, shower, eat breakfast, and head off to work...at my laptop. I stay connected with co-workers through Slack, I read professional journals, order books, work on blog and email posts to our genealogy patrons, attend Zoom meetings and answer questions from our patrons. As much ...
      Every morning I get up, shower, eat breakfast, and head off to ...
  • Supermarket-Sams' Club
        Meat counter at Sam's Club in Gurnee. Taken 3/13.
      Meat counter at Sam's Club in Gurnee. Taken 3/13.
  • Supermarket-Sam's Club
        Bread shelves at Sam's Club in Gurnee.
      Bread shelves at Sam's Club in Gurnee.
  • Social Distancing
        Friday, March 27, 2020. Social distancing requires being creative. Friday night virtual get-togethers are becoming the norm. This past Friday we played remote Connect 4 and charades. It has been great thing to look forward to and a way to release any of the tension that builds up during the ...
      Friday, March 27, 2020. Social distancing requires being creative. Friday night virtual ...
  • Closed playground
        I went out for groceries on March 30th and noticed that the playground in my neighborhood was cordoned off by caution tape. It wasn't there when we went on a walk last week.
      I went out for groceries on March 30th and noticed that the ...
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