Girl Scouts turn 300 pounds of bottle caps into playground buddy benches
Members of the Girl Scout Troop 2377 and Troop 134 with the Menominee Service Unit of Girl Scouts Northern Illinois collected 300 pounds of bottle caps and used cookie sales money to have buddy benches installed at two area playgrounds.
Do kids need to catch up in school or take a break this summer?Traditional summer school, academic boot camps, enrichment programs, traveling sports and park district activities -- suburban parents are exploring a plethora of options to help their children make up for a stressful pandemic year of schooling.
New DuPage program offers COVID-19 vaccine to homebound residentsOn Feb. 7, Naperville paramedics saved the life of 67-year-old Marsha Slaboch when she was in cardiac arrest. Three months later, they arrived at her home to provide another potentially lifesaving act: administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mask flouting no joke at 30,000 feet, aviation industry saysAirlines and the FAA are taking passengers who scoff at face masks, putting others at risk, seriously with fines or no-fly bans.
Made-for-TV Christmas movie concludes filming in Long GroveSuburban filmmakers forged a partnership with Long Grove where they recently completed filming for "Christmas with Felicity," a made-for-TV movie they hope will debut later this year.
Illinois' 'Bridge Phase' is coming. What will that mean?Illinois is on track to enter the "Bridge Phase" May 14 with loosened COVID-19 restrictions. Like more standing room at restaurants, larger festivals and summer concerts in the park, and maybe, more kids at summer camp. But there are a lot of nuances and guidelines yet be determined.
Good News Sunday: Barber starts scholarship for students entering tradesThis is Good News Sunday, a compilation of some of the more upbeat and inspiring stories published recently by the Daily Herald.
What motherhood taught me about money: 8 moms weigh inIt's true -- everything changes when you become a parent, including your finances. Besides facing a slew of new expenses, you're charged with the financial well-being and future of another person. And that person, whom you adore, is probably learning about money from you.
A touch of history towers 80 feet above a park in GrayslakeA drone photo of the former Grayslake Gelatin Company 80-foot smokestack gives a view of the hiking trails, benches and picnic tables at Gelatin Park in Grayslake.
Life continues to change as it will when re-entering the communityAs we get into the pleasant weather once again, I'm comforted. Time to be outside, getting my patio containers ready to plant. This feels familiar. Yet I'm still aware how greatly life has changed over the last few years.
Community garden sprouts in Batavia, with plans to feed the needyA community garden has sprouted in Batavia to help feed neighbors in need.
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Frontier Days, Bill Veeck, PeeWee Football, The Cellar nightclub and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hamburger University, Tug-O-War, Dance competitions and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: WrestleMania, Michael Jordan, slot car recing, canoe classes and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Little League Opening Day, Jayne Kennedy, C3PO actor, First Test Tube baby and more