By Gabrielle Galarowski and Kelli Hooser

Carjackings in Chicago have grabbed headlines in the past several months, but the number of cases has been significantly increasing over the past five years, and experts expect it to continue to rise.

The city first noticed this increase in 2017 with a total of 967 carjackings reported, a 30% increase from 2016.

Within the first few months of 2021, Chicago saw a high volume of carjackings compared to previous years. As of March 20, there were over 370 carjackings, putting the city on pace for a record 1,800 carjackings for this year.

But…


Several restaurants have been closing across the country. The pandemic has affected many businesses and people.

In Chicago, 65 restaurants closed due to the pandemic. They have been relying on people to start going to restaurants more or ordering takeout from their businesses. However, people are going out less to restaurants because of COVID-19, or they lost their jobs.

According to Pew Center Research, 25% of adults stated that they lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

More and more businesses are closing, over 163,000 businesses have gone out of business, and over 110,000 were restaurants that have gone out…


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken many lives and has changed the way society works.

Scientists started the race against time to make a new vaccine as soon as possible to help end this pandemic.

This made possible the number of COVID-19 locations in the City of Chicago. The City of Chicago currently has 256 locations. Since the CDC approved three types of COVID-19 vaccines: the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine require two doses and both have high percentages to fight COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech…


Babe Ruth was known to be a powerhouse in Major League Baseball, when it came to hitting home runs. Like many players, in some seasons, he did poorly, while in other seasons, he would be breaking records. During Ruth’s time, he made a record that will last for a long time.

On the graph, Ruth was not strong at home runs in his first few seasons; his record was not that impressive as to what he will hit in a few years. He became good at hitting home runs because of his batting average; his average was above .300…


The Chicago Cubs had an increase in attendance, thanks to their success of consistently winning games. The graph shows how the attendance changed over the years from 2007 till 2016.

The graph shows that attendance for the Cubs started to decrease after 2008. The year, 2013, was the lowest attendance for the Cubs. The following year, 2014, the Cubs had about the same attendance.

The attendance started to increase in 2014 because Wrigley Field was celebrating its 100th year anniversary. People wanted to see the old Wrigley Field before Wrigley Field was under renovation. …


Editor’s note: These stories was originally posted on Oct. 26, 2020 and is housed at Tumblr, specially located on Chicago Stumblr. Chicago Stumblr is about informing other people of dangerous sidewalks in Chicago. The following stories were done by Gabrielle Galarowski.

By Gabrielle Galarowski

Broken, uneven sidewalk on 110th Street and St. Louis Avenue
(Photo/Gabrielle Galarowski)

110th Street and St. Louis Avenue: I came across this rough sidewalk in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the far southwest side of Chicago. Multiple schools and businesses are right near this, putting the public in danger. Any patron walking or riding a bike on this could be greatly injured.

Please Call 311 to report any…


By Gaby Rios and Gabrielle Galarowski

Empty Classroom
With the transition to online learning, classrooms have been left empty. (Photo/Don Harder, Creative Commons)

For Marta Carbol, who teaches Spanish at Brother Rice High School, the transition to online learning at the dawn of the pandemic was difficult at first.

“In the Spring, it was a very difficult thing for me to cope with, because I was not very well prepared, you know nobody was,” she said. “This was so new to everyone, when had we ever shut down the school for that length of time?”

On March 21, Gov. J.B Pritzker’s first statewide stay at home order went into effect beginning at 5 p.m. that day, through…

Gabrielle Galarowski

I am 20 year old, who’s a former dancer, a Junior at University of Illinois at Chicago studying Communications.

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