We know that some residents are scared. We are anxious too. The uncertainty of the situation can feel overwhelming as events are canceled, schools are closed and restaurants and bars have been ordered to shut down and stop serving food and drinks for dine-in customers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our way of life has changed for the time being in what feels like a weekend and the repercussions, whether financial, emotional or medical, will be felt everywhere.
As your community newspaper for more than 79 years we have reported on the good, the bad and the ugly, but we understand why some may feel as if the sky is falling. The pandemic is unprecedented and we, as residents, simply don’t have control of what is going on. And that can feel scary.
While our operations, including the delivery of the newspapers may be affected and the office may not be open during regular business hours, we hope to continue to publish the newspaper with updates on not just the virus outbreak but community issues as we have always done on the Northwest Side.
Nadig Newspapers will temporarily offer copies of the current week’s paper online during this crisis. Newspapers can be downloaded as PDF files below.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in March of 1933, "First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is … fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
We ask our readers to continue to support local restaurants through delivery options such as Door Dash and Grubhub, help seniors get supplies from the grocery store when they are not able, buy gift cards or donate to local businesses to keep them afloat if possible, and do what still is in our control – stay home to try to contain the spread of this virus.
Humanity has battled other pandemics and was successful in containing them.
We won’t let a virus one-billionth our size defeat us.
But as people hoard toilet paper and hand sanitizer, buy up aisle after aisle of things they may not even eat or use, it’s important to try to keep a level head and even try to attack this thing with humor.
As George Costanza said on the "Seinfeld" TV show, "You know, we’re living in a society! We’re supposed to act in a civilized way!"