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  • Constable: Bears make teen’s wish come true Nov 23, 2014 10:55 AM
    Bears fans might moan that today's showdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a meaningless matchup of disappointing teams. But for Daniel Isufi, 14, of Arlington Heights, the game is his Make-A-Wish dream come true.

     
  • Like Manson, prisoners in Illinois can wed but not honeymoon Nov 19, 2014 5:53 PM
    Illinois inmates might look at Charles Manson's scheduled nuptials as a sign that anybody can get married. True, but Illinois prisons don't offer lavish wedding packages. And don't even think about a honeymoon.

     
  • Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance coverage Nov 17, 2014 7:32 PM
    If she had Medicare instead of her retired teacher's insurance, Mary Ellen Karp would be able to get the infusions from a St. Charles clinic to keep her healthy. But people with immunity issues often battle with insurance issues. “I get a sinus infection and my body can’t fight it off, so I end up with bronchitis or pneumonia,” says Karp, who last had pneumonia in August. “Sometimes, I think I should just stop subbing, but I truly miss the kids.”

     
  • Daily Herald column rekindles long-lost friendship; now they're married Nov 16, 2014 6:57 PM
    A widow in Mount Prospect reached out to an old aquaintance after seeing his name pop up in a Daily Herald column about the 80-year-old bicyclist. They rekindled the friendship and got married earlier this year. They leave soon for Florida, where the now 87-year-old still participates in bike races. “I had no intention of ever getting married again,” she says. Then came that day in 2007.

     
  • Constable: Bear market for Cutler jerseys, but Blackhawks still Bullish Nov 12, 2014 8:19 PM
    Suburban stores ordered their winter merchandise months ago — even before the predictions of QB Jay Cutler winning the MVP award while leading the Chicago Bears into the playoffs. So there was a risk that a timid merchant wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand for Cutler jerseys. That is no longer a concern at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Schaumburg.

     
  • Name with unusual spelling can be a malady for Mladys Nov 11, 2014 10:39 AM
    It's one thing to have an autonomous spell-checker insist your last name is Malady, but it can be frustrating when everyone from restaurant hostesses to security officers tell Linda Kroll Mlady of Naperville that she misspelled her name.

     
  • Honor Flight inspires Kildeer man to make movie Nov 9, 2014 7:00 AM
    Joining the Honor Flight volunteers in 2008, Dale Chellis of Killdeer was so inspired that hs has had made a documentary film to honor the sacrifices of World War II veterans for those who are unable to make the trip. It includes footage of people visiting the monuments. “You see some grown men with tears falling down their cheeks,” says Chellis.

     
  • Constable: World colored by never-ending pain for people with rare disorder Nov 4, 2014 9:29 AM
    The never-ending pain can't stop Kathleen McGilll of Arlington Heights from observing Illinois' first "Color the World Orange" day to bring attention to an ailment known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. “Some days are better than others, but I don’t go a day without crying about it,” McGill says.

     
  • Wallenda supported, Spider-Dan nearly killed Nov 4, 2014 10:19 AM
    Daredevil Nik Wallenda has an excellent support crew, the resources of the Discovery Channel and the blessing from city officials as he walks on a tightrope high above Chicago. In 1981, Dan Goodwin had a Spider-Man suit and the attention of news crews as the city tried to knock him off the Hancock Center.

     
  • Drawing on friends to bury happy, outgoing 30-year-old Oct 30, 2014 6:48 AM
    An artist who taught cartooning to kids, St. Charles native Matt Jordan died at age 30. Friend and fellow artist Peter Keene is heading an effort to raise enough money to bury Jordan next to his mother.

     
  • Bartlett church wants to reach out and bless someone Oct 28, 2014 10:42 AM
    A phone call out of the blue from a stranger makes an Arlington Heights woman feel better about the world we live in. But after further review, it's unsure whether the conversation was a treat or a trick.

     
  • Constable: Teens eclipse expectations for observatory Oct 21, 2014 5:44 AM
    The Henize Observatory at Harper College will offer unique views of Thursday afternoon's partial solar eclipse. But it also features plenty of Saturday night opportunities for star-gazing thanks to a team of teenagers.

     
  • Flight attendants helped to ground sex discrimination Oct 19, 2014 6:12 AM
    During her 34-year career as a flight attendant, Shari Worrell of Lake Barrington and other young women who started as stewardesses helped change the way the airlines and all employers dealt with women in the wake of the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1946 and its Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

     
  • Constable: Suburban hospitals prepare for Ebola, worry about flu Oct 16, 2014 5:46 AM
    On the front lines of infectious dieseases, suburban hospital workers face a long list of stuff much more likely than Ebola to kill them.

     
  • Constable: Mt. Prospect family’s history of hardship starts in Siberia Oct 11, 2014 11:58 PM
    The Schacht family of Mount Prospect handles the obstacles facing their disabled son with the same strength and determination their ancestors used to survive Stalin and escape to the United States. “All you have to do is turn around and look, and somebody’s got it worse,” Val Schacht says.

     
  • Constable: Who’s the best suburban grocery bagger? Oct 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    The vast parking lots of suburbia eroded our ability to parallel park. The proliferation of plastic bags has made bagging groceries a dwindling skill. But the Lombard-based Illinois Food Retailers Association honors the talent Thursday with its bagger championship.

     
  • Constable: Maine South grad’s work links sense of smell, death Oct 7, 2014 8:37 AM
    The predictor of when you will die isn’t right under your nose. It is your nose. “The sense of smell is like the canary in the coal mine,” says Dr. Jayant Pinto, a 1988 graduate of Maine South High School and the lead author of a University of Chicago study that made recent headlines around the globe by finding a distinct relationship between the ability to smell and the likelihood of death among older people. “The sense of smell is really important to people’s health.”

     
  • Lombard cancer patient counsels others on living with the diagnosis Oct 5, 2014 7:00 AM
    Marking the 15th anniversary of the cancer diagnosis that could have killed him, Lombard's Gary Grieger voluntarily immerses himself into a world of sorrow and hope, talking with others who've just learned they have cancer. “I try to help them find a way to be strong,” he says.

     
  • Leaves just starting to turn, but Santa getting prepped Oct 2, 2014 5:35 AM
    We've been relishing a delightful fall, but winter is on its way. Prospective Santas audition during a casting call at Oakbrook Shopping Center.

     
  • Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church Sep 30, 2014 5:48 AM
    In a show of cooperation between Christians and Jews, Holy Family Church in Inverness will host the Beth Tikvah congregation of Hoffman Estates for Yom Kippur. The trickiest part is hiding the 2,000-pound cross with Jesus.

     
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