Monica reports and produces segments on food, health and ethnic culture in Chicago and beyond.
Before coming to WBEZ, Monica Eng was a food, culture and watchdog-investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune for 16 years. Before that she wrote and edited for the Daily Southtown and Chicago Sun Times. Monica has won multiple writing awards and been nominated for the James Beard Award five times.
Monica is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose children are fourth generation Chicago Public Schools graduates.
With limits on social gatherings, Americans have to mourn their dead through online memorials and virtual funerals.
The nation's trivia geeks will descend on Chicago this weekend to compete in the "Oscars of trivia." Teams are now gearing up for the big game called The Geek Bowl.
Some cash-strapped Midwest cities are removing aging lead water pipes. Chicago, which has the largest inventory of lead pipes, hasn't tackled the problem. What can it learn from the cities that have?