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Children from the Cedar Ridge subdivision of Lockport make inspirational art on the sidewalk as part of the national Chalk the Walk movement. Photos submitted
Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter
3:00 pm CDT March 28, 2020

As more cases of the coronavirus are reported daily, it’s easy for one to get bogged down by the bad news while stuck in their homes observing the stay-in-place order issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. But it seems that there’s something else spreading as quickly as COVID-19—optimism. 

Families throughout the state are in search of ways to keep their children entertained while schools are closed. To do so, many families have embraced the Chalk the Walk movement.