Participants in the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon share photos
After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon returned Sunday for its 65th edition. Dozens of paddlers launched into the river early Sunday morning in Libertyville for the 18.5-mile trek to the finish line in Mount Prospect.
Winston Warriors receive warm welcome after state triumphWinston Campus Junior High athletes returned to Palatine triumphant over the weekend after capturing honors as the second best team in the state during the Illinois Elementary School Association championships.
Where to find military discounts, grill packs, brunches for Memorial Day diningSuburban restaurants are honoring the unofficial start of summer this weekend with grilling packages, special brunches and discounts for military service members for Memorial Day.
Neighbors in the news: Schaumburg names new director of Cultural ServicesTiana Weiler was named director of Cultural Services by the village of Schaumburg. She is the third person to serve in this role, replacing Jack Netter, who retired in January after more than 35 years with the village.
What I learned from active shooter training (and my own experience)Having written stories about situations involving mass shootings, Madhu Krishnamurthy often wondered how she would react under such circumstances. Here are some tips from a law enforcement expert on what you can do to better protect yourself.
Festivals May 27-June 2: Memorial Day events and much moreKick off the long Memorial Day weekend at one of many festivals, outdoor concerts, parades and ceremonies happening in the suburbs.
Brookfield Zoo welcomes its first tapir calf in nearly 30 yearsA South American tapir calf born at Brookfield Zoo is ready to meet the public for the first time Thursday.
Partnering to meet community needs: We Go Together for Kids steps up to help with food, moreWhen COVID-19 made it impossible for People's Resource Center to run its community market out of Leman Middle School in Chicago, the organization had to find another way to get food to their families. WeGo Together for Kids, a collaborative of organizations serving West Chicago families, stepped in.
'Way more fun than going to the grocery store': Elgin Farmers Market back for 22nd seasonThe Downtown Elgin Farmers Market returns for its 22nd season Friday, June 3. By popular demand, the market will include more produce vendors than in years past, more entertainment, and a new "First Fridays" feature with expanded hours.
Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor those who made the ultimate sacrificeMemorial Day: Parades, ceremonies, services pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice
10 grilling tips (and a shrimp cocktail recipe to use them)The trick to being a better griller is really knowing when to use direct and indirect heat. Elizabeth Karmel, grilling and barbecue expert, has an easy way to tell which heat to use when.
Outreach Community Ministries in transition with leadership, name change, new resale storeOutreach Community Ministries is rebranding as "Outreach" as it enters a new era of leadership and plans a new Jubilee Furniture resale shop in Lombard in collaboration with Timothy Christian Schools to open this summer.