News | Suburban stores prepare for safer, more socially distanced Black Friday
A Black Friday different from any before is anticipated due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, but retailers are still expecting significant observance of what many consider the traditional second step of the holiday season.
Illinois | 131 COVID-19 deaths, 12,022 cases reported in Illinois ThursdayState health officials Thursday said there were 12,022 new confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 and 131 more deaths from the respiratory disease.
Transportation | O'Hare traffic lighter on eve of holidayO'Hare International Airport's traditional Thanksgiving travel blockbuster was relatively tame Wednesday, reflecting a 60% drop in passengers across the U.S. compared with 2019 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Columns | Constable: Pandemic can't curb this cornucopia of thanks for familyWhile the pandemic of 2020 has canceled many of our plans and given us plenty of unexpected hardships, this Thanksgiving still serves up a cornucopia of thanks.
Business | Little Traveler shuts doors temporarily, as part of fight against COVID-19The Little Traveler store in Geneva is closing, temporarily, for holiday shopping. The owner says it is the responsible thing to do, because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
Business | Suburban stores pivot to special promotions, personal services for Small Business SaturdayOn the eve of a scaled-back Small Business Saturday, owners of suburban shops are hoping their own ingenuity and customers' loyalty will help keep them afloat in the Year of the Pandemic.
News | Elgin's Festival of Lights to brighten up holidaysAfter being unable to hold its annual tree lighting, the City of Elgin is trying to brighten up the holidays with the Festival of Lights at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., from Saturday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 27.
DuPage County | DuPage County doubles gas taxDuPage County is increasing a 4-cents-per-gallon gas tax to 8 cents to make up for revenue losses driven by the coronavirus pandemic.
News | Longtime Rolling Meadows Alderman Mike Cannon abruptly resignsLongtime Rolling Meadows alderman and one-time mayoral candidate Mike Cannon abruptly resigned this week, saying he felt powerless in the minority to get much done.
News | Algonquin's virtual inspection program catching onAlgonquin created a program to conduct virtual inspections through Zoom so residents and staff members don't have to worry about the spread of COVID-19 while trying to get work approved.
News | How to enter our holiday lights contest starting FridayIt turns out isolation leads to illumination. Forced to stay home because of the worsening coronavirus pandemic, many suburbanites have put up their holiday lights a bit earlier than usual. Their efforts bring a welcome bit of cheer -- and could lead to some great prizes.
Entertainment | Where to cut your own Christmas tree in the suburbsAt least one holiday tradition can still be safely observed despite COVID-19: picking out the perfect Christmas tree for your home. Here's where you can cut your own in the suburbs.
McHenry County | McHenry County state's attorney's office won't enforce governor's indoor dining banThe McHenry County state's attorney's office will not enforce the governor's ban on indoor dining, State's Attorney Patrick Kenneally announced Wednesday. The office will, however, enforce related orders requiring employees and customers to wear masks, maintain social distancing and adhere to capacity limitations.
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- 7:41 PMThree churches to host Christmas Story Caravan event Dec. 6
- 7:35 PMDaily contest to support local businesses in Elmhurst
- 7:26 PMCelebrate the holidays with virtual programs from Gail Borden Library
- 7:17 PMWheaton's St. Francis High School celebrates GivingTuesday
- 3:43 PMDonate to YMCA's Remote Learning Support Program on Giving Tuesday Dec. 1
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