By Tom Ackerman and Diego Perez

Jesus Hernandez, a CT scan technologist in Chicago, saw the financial effects of COVID-19 when his $1,200 stimulus check did not directly benefit him, but rather it benefitted someone else.

“Since I was working, I was able to lend my money to someone…


By Tom Ackerman and Diego Perez

Isidro Ruiz Jr. and his wife, Guadalupe Sanchez, are residents of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, one of Chicago’s Latino neighborhoods that has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Both Ruiz and Sanchez tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year.

Sanchez, 63, who works at a…

Diego Perez

Senior at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Class of 2021. Major in Communication with a minor in Professional Writing.

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