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Meet the pioneering exotic pet vet from Lisle
By Mark Black
Feb 9, 2016 11:59 AM
What's the oddest creature Lisle exotic pet veterinarian has ever treated? A millipede infested with little mites. Yes, a bug infested with bugs.
How soap box derby racing enhances life of special needs girl in South Elgin
By John Starks
Feb 1, 2016 5:40 AM
Life hasn't always been easy for Ava McCollim. Her father died of brain cancer, and she's faced challenges including ADHD, epilepsy and autism. But the 8-year-old has found her peace and passion behind the wheel of a soap box derby car.
Meet the female farrier who started at 16
By Bev Horne
Jan 3, 2016 7:33 AM
Jamie Westland Wandell excels in a field dominated by men, And has been since she was 16. She is a farrier and travels to stables around Kane and DuPage counties, where she fits horses with shoes, trims their hoofs and forges horseshoes.
Shorts and fishnets? Meet Algonquin roller derby player
By Laura Stoecker
Dec 27, 2015 9:56 AM
On the surface, roller derby appears to be a rough and tumble sport comprising women with intriguing names aggressively racing and blocking around a track. But that's not what's at the heart of the sport. It's a strong sisterhood of women of all ages and backgrounds who support each other both on and off the track.
Naperville sculptor makes a giant out of railroad recyclables
By Daniel White
Dec 1, 2015 5:33 AM
Artist Paul Kuhn of Naperville had been painting for years, but he always found himself intrigued by giants. He made the leap from two dimensions to three when he built "Hemlock," a 17-foot-tall sculpture out of railroad material.
Meet the Maine West football player who moonlights as fire dancer
By Mark Welsh
Nov 30, 2015 11:35 AM
You would think that most 16-year-old juniors at Maine West High School would be hanging out with their friends after school. Jared Brogni of Des Plaines is instead playing with fire -- literally -- as a fire knife dancer for Barefoot Hawaiian.
Meet the archery buff who makes his own bows and arrows
By Paul Michna
Nov 12, 2015 1:00 AM
"I put dents in my mother's refrigerator when I was three," admits Mitch Pietraszek of Elmhurst. Pietraszek's passion for archery started when he was a child. The passage of time hasn't dulled that interest. Now a retired teacher, Pietraszek has honed the ancient craft by making bows and arrows in the traditional archery style.
Moving Picture: Photographer with Down syndrome sells artwork
By Mark Black
Nov 4, 2015 8:23 AM
Artistic talent has no limits, despite what preconceptions might exist in the world. That is the case with photographer Geoffrey Mikol who has Down syndrome. Mikol's natural talent as a photographer is evident to those viewing and purchasing his artwork at art fairs around the Chicago area.
Antioch girl plays guard on varsity football team
By Gilbert Boucher II
Oct 23, 2015 5:00 AM
Antioch High School student Sandra Emmerling plays offensive guard on the varsity football team. She is the only girl in the area playing with the boys and is in the trenches taking on the toughest duties of the sport.
Elgin Academy alum creates basketball program to prepare youths for life
By John Starks
Oct 16, 2015 5:26 AM
Justin Anthony, an Elgin Academy alumnus, founded EPIC Hoopz to teach kids to be leaders. He uses competitive basketball to reach children elementary school age through high school, and encourages them to become productive citizens.
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