Faces of dyslexia: How a suburban carpenter, a hockey pro and The Fonz are working with it
Dyslexia causes difficulty reading and recognizing words, a learning disorder experts say affects as much as 20% of the population to some degree. Here's how it has affected a well-known actor, a championship hockey player and an independent carpenter.
Local expert answers questions about the dangers of vapingWhen vaping first became popular, it was touted as a safer alternative to smoking. But in the past few months 18 people have died and hundreds more have been sickened by a mysterious vaping-related lung disease. Local expert Dr. Adam Posner talks to the Daily Herald about the facts and the myths about vaping.
Constable: McHenry artist finds his medium in TV's 'Halloween Wars'An artist looking for an outlet, Chris Larsen found inspiration in 2010 when he watched a new Food Network show called "Halloween Wars." Now, the 36-year-old McHenry man is a pumpkin-carver on a three-person team creating horrifying scenes for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize on the popular TV show.
Parents, teens: Wake up to the truth about 'dream schools'The colleges your kids attend matter far less than the majors they choose, and multiple studies have shown elite schools don't offer any extra payoff for most graduates.
Displaying art and photos is an art itselfPlacing your coveted works of art is an art itself. It's as much a form of self-expression as the art. So let loose!
Grief: Some days just don't seem fairRecently I had a very strong sensation that "it just isn't fair." Not fair to my dear husband, Baheej, that he's gone, or that I am cooking meals he would enjoy, but can't have.
Bite in the air doesn't deter dog lovers at Mundelein eventHundreds of dog lovers brought their best friends to Community Park on Saturday for the Mundelein Park & Recreation District's Doggy Trick-or-Treat event
Precision medicine allows breast cancer patient to skip chemoEarly detection and precision medicine combined for a good outcome for Elaine Florczak, a breast cancer survivor who was treated at Northwest Community Healthcare.
Unique ride closes out five years of cruisingOur fifth year of cruising closed out Wednesday with a big blowout finale hosted by Ziegler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Schaumburg. One car drawing lots of eyes was John Buchinger's 1954 Kaiser Darrin.
Signs and symptoms of a staph infection"Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that lives on everyone's skin," says Dr. Tina Tan, who specializes in infectious diseases.
Hot tubs vs. kids' health safety: Here are some factsMy local YWCA recently enacted a new rule: No kids under age 15 allowed in the hot tub. It was a blow to one of my family's favorite winter activities.
Longtime real estate columnist retires her typewriterIt was December of 1975. My husband, Norman Lank, was a Realtor who received word that the Sunday paper was about to start a real estate section. No more lumping real estate with the women's news. I got to thinking: What would they put in this new section? Something like Ann Landers' column -- real estate questions and answers?
Through the Film Magnifier: Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Howard, Belly Dancing, Pony Paper Delivery and more