Longing for light to return to darkened storefronts

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Evanstonian Phil Jungmann, like many of us, has been looking into the darkened windows of local shops in these days of pandemic. What he saw inspired him to put together a video documenting the scene — with a hope for a return to more normal times.

Jungmann, who was laid off from his job as an ad agency creative director last month as a result of COVID-19’s impact on the ad business, says there’s something haunting about seeing the all the businesses shuttered, and he created the video “to let the business owners know they weren’t forgotten.”

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