How our community looks under quarantine

As the COVID-19 outbreak forces Americans to spend more and more time inside their houses to decrease their chances of contracting or spreading the virus, public spaces have become deserted.

On Friday, Mar. 20 Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker issued a shelter-in-place order beginning at 5pm Saturday, restricting Illinoisans from leaving their houses with the exception of essential travel, including getting food and medical care. In addition, the United States-Mexico border has also closed to most travel.

The emptiness of these areas makes the villages of the North Shore feel almost like ghost towns. Just over a week ago, all of these places were full of people.