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.
DuPage County | Meet the DuPage employee behind the website honoring fallen veteransDave Roberts, a Navy veteran who works in DuPage County's information technology department, came up with the idea for a county website that honors the memories of fallen veterans.
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.
News | Flags flying in Warrenville for the Fourth of JulyA Warrenville field has become a sea of red, white and blue for a good cause on the Fourth of July.
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.
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
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