By Natasha Petrenko and Carolina Molina

Katie Polanski, a gymnastics coach at Riverside Brookfield High School, typically worked year-round until the COVID-19 lockdown took place. She has filed for unemployment and faces a hard truth many in the U.S. face — economic inequality.

“I applied for unemployment benefits a couple…


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Photo by: Carolina Molina

Carolina Molina

UIC Comm Major — Digital, Data, Investigative Journalism

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