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Georges Seurat. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884. The Art Institute of Chicago

Ways to Explore and Experience the World Safely from Home During COVID-19

Daniel Hautzinger

While you practice social distancing, you can still do a lot: help researchers at the Newberry Library understand history, follow penguins as they wander the Shedd Aquarium, listen to Studs Terkel's conversations with fascinating people from history, and more. 
The sunset in Havana over Hotel Nacional. Photo: Simon Phillips for WTTW's 'Weekend in Havana.'

Shows to Stream While You're Staying at Home

Daniel Hautzinger

Whether you’re working from home and need some entertainment during your lunch break or are a parent with a curious teenager who’s itching for more outside their school day, here are some programs that you can stream any time, any where, for free.
Molly of Denali

10 Games and Activities to Keep the Kids Busy

Meredith Francis

As schools close in Illinois and around the country and many people are hunkered down or working from home, we are looking for educational and entertaining things to do! PBS KIDS has games that will help keep your little ones occupied.
Workers on the Sanitary and Ship Canal excavate and load rock onto hoppers on September 20, 1894. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for 10 That Changed America

Chicago's Historical Ingenuity in the Face of Disease

Daniel Hautzinger

Waterborne diseases like cholera periodically devastated Chicago in the nineteenth century. The attempt to beat them inspired three of the most ambitious engineering feats the country has seen.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19

Information about Coronavirus

Daniel Hautzinger

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. Find resources here.
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