Why the loon's iconic call says so much
The call of a loon -- in a tropical forest? A look at the common loon, and why its call is out of place in so many movies.
How to make taking your cat to the vet less stressfulFor most cat owners, taking Fluffy to the vet is right up there with doing taxes. Here are some tips to make your cat's next trip to the vet a pleasant one, or at least less anxiety-inducing.
Readers show off their photos on the Suburban Wildlife Facebook pageCheck out our Daily Herald Suburban Wildlife page on Facebook where you will find what many people have asked us about: A place to share your neighborhood coyote sightings and other related snapshots.
Signs you may have a thyroid problemWhen the thyroid gland's ability to do its job is compromised, the effects can be serious and lead to a host of symptoms that don't go away.
As you age, strength training can be vitalWhile older men and women needn't become powerlifters or athletes who lift massive weights, experts say strength training -- using weights heavier than you might expect -- can be an important component of a healthy future.
Fox Lake Polar Plunge like a day at the beach for brave swimmersOne year after it was frozen out by excessively cold temperatures, Fox Lake's Polar Plunge emerged from hibernation Sunday, with participants once again "freezing for a reason" in the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois.
How a fourth-grade class project led to solar energy at Big Hollow campusThe installation of solar panels on the Big Hollow Elementary District 38 campus in Ingleside is a lesson in persistence prompted by fourth-graders.
Spring is in the air at Arlington Home & Garden ShowAfter last week's blast of snow, ice and subzero temperatures, it's no surprise that thoughts of spring were in the air this weekend when Arlington International Racecourse played host to the annual Arlington Home & Garden Show.
Why your 50s can be your most dangerous decade in terms of moneyLosing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating -- and devastatingly common.
Classics at the 2020 Chicago Auto ShowThe Chicago Auto Show is the locale to catch all the latest and greatest in wheeled transportation. Besides the cutting-edge glitz and glam, it also holds wonderful classic gems, too.
How much screen time is too much for your kids?Suffering through another bitter Chicago winter may have your children climbing the walls. The easy solution? Park them in front of the tablet, smartphone or TV screen to keep them quiet and entertained. But how much screen time is too much?
5 home improvements that may not pay off when you sellDon't let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay off when you're ready to sell. Plenty of home improvements add value, but others -- like these five -- can hurt it.
Through the Film Magnifier: Dallas Green, Tony LaRussa, The Lone Ranger, electric cars, a war protest and more