News | A line of cars joins re-imagined Fourth of July parade in Arlington Heights
Diane Jamieson of Baird & Warner in Arlington Heights and her fellow organizers knew that they had to re-imagine a way to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. With the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19, Jamieson and colleagues Shaunna Burhop and Sue Kowols decided to use the large Baird & Warner parking lot to host somewhat of reverse parade.
News | 'It makes history real': Revolutionary War soldier's grave inspires Mount Rest Cemetery revitalizationThe grave of a Revolutionary War soldier led Lake Villa resident Pam Holmes to the secluded Mount Rest cemetery in Newport Township, but that's not what keeps her going back.
Politics | Illinois reports lowest one-day coronavirus death count since March 30The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the number of cases of COVID-19 rose by 862 and the number of deaths increased by 10 Saturday, the lowest single-day death count since March 30. Though the death totals the department reported shows a difference of just 9 between Friday and Saturday.
News | Good News Sunday: Palatine teen creates backyard Wrigley FieldIn this week's installment of Good News Sunday, we lead with a story about a Palatine High School baseball player who turned his family's backyard into a convincing replica of Wrigley Field -- for Wiffle ball games.
News | Batavia VFW Post draws 100 to a social-distancing July 4 mini-paradeCommunity members, veterans and scout troops held a social-distancing parade Saturday morning behind the Batavia VFW Post 1197. "This day, Independence Day, is the day that tells you, you are free," said Post Commander Jay Davis.
Straight from the Source | Physician from India now living in Oak Brook: I was ignorant about racism against Black Americans"Recent events have shocked me into the realization that I have been woefully ignorant of the racist past of my country. There are millions like me," a suburban physician writes.
Politics | July 4 COVID-19 cases per county; search by ZIP codeAs of July 4, the suburbs have recorded 74,856 COVID-19 cases and 3,581 deaths, about 51% of the state's total. Here's the breakdown.
Columns | Constable: Pandemic closes theaters, but suburban group's online show (and charity) go onThe pandemic can take the theaters away from performers, but it can't take the theater out of those performers. A suburban group has figured out a way to broaden the stage, turn performances into a competition, and generate donations for a good cause.
News | Fireworks blamed for Naperville garage fireFireworks tossed into a recycling bin are to blame for a fire that damaged the garage of a Naperville home Saturday night, officials said.
Columns | Facts Matter: Pneumonia not caused by wearing face maskWearing a face mask poses no risk of pneumonia, despite the claims of a man running for Congress, Bob Oswald says in his Facts Matter column.
Columns | Grammar Moses: This column not filmed before a live studio audienceGrammar Moses weights in on 'live' audiences and laugh tracks
Prep Football | State approves next stage in IHSA reopening planThe Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday approved the next stage in the Illinois High School Association's reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving a step closer toward games being played this fall.
DuPage County | Wheaton College chaplain fired for "inappropriate" sexual, racial commentsWheaton College President Philip Ryken said in an email to students and faculty Friday that chaplain Timothy Blackmon has been fired for "inappropriate comments and actions of a racial and sexual nature" toward staff members. Blackmon, the sixth chaplain in the college's history, "did not engage in sexually immoral relationships or physical sexual misconduct," Ryken added, and said an interim chaplain would be named soon.
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- 10:26 AMVirus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being
- 10:17 AMManager with autism considers disclosing diagnosis to team
- 10:14 AMDebates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open
- 10:12 AMUnlike other birds, the American goldfinch builds its nests in summer
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- 6:48 PMLocal spots named after Revolutionary War figures
- 6:49 PMDuPage County COVID-19 testing site and health department offices closed to observe Independence Day
- 6:13 PMAltrusa Elgin expands Chews to Read donations
- 5:29 PMBatavia's Water Street Studios offers creative online camps
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