Extremely Local News 03.25.20

Bob Sirott

399158 03: A worker sits in the address sign for the 333 Wacker Drive building along upper Wacker Drive near the Chicago River January 2, 2002 in Chicago. Many drivers who frequently traverse Chicagos downtown “Loop” area had to make a New Years resolution to adjust their routes as the second half of the $200 million “Revive Wacker Drive” project began just in time for the January 2, 2002 morning rush hour. Set to be completed in November of 2002, the project will reconstruct the oldest and most deteriorated segments of upper and lower Wacker Drive, which is the east-west leg between Chicagos Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

As Chicago continues to do its best to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Shamus Toomey, Editor in Chief and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, spoke with Bob Sirott about people making the best of a bad situation. Families are putting stuffed animals in their windows to make things more entertaining for walkers on the South Side; a couple adjusted their wedding plans and got married on their porch in the Ukrainian Village; construction continues on ‘The 78’; and Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City is signing people up for well-being phone calls to senior citizens.

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)
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