They're still working. They're still healthy. But they're still scared. What the past six months have been like for Chicago's essential workers

CHICAGO — When the streets emptied of people six months ago, a new class of heroes emerged.They were the drivers, grocery clerks, janitors and others who braved the early unease of the pandemic to show up for work, exempt from the state’s stay-at-home order because they were deemed too important.Home health aide Adarra Benjamin, 26Many people have grown lax about disinfecting every last object that comes into their home. But Adarra Benjamin, a home health aide and personal assistant with elderly and disabled clients, has not let down her guard.She still wipes down every grocery item before lea…

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