Suburbs to mark new Juneteenth holiday with parades, remembrance starting Friday
A unity motorcade and community festival in Aurora. A parade of African flags in Elgin. Two churches -- one white from Wheaton, one Black from Chicago -- coming together in a show of solidarity. These are some of the ways suburbanites are marking the newly recognized federal and state holiday of Juneteenth on Saturday.
Geneva speech therapist publishes bucket list book about her dachshundsAfter working 35 years as a speech therapist with special needs students, Mary Skaar of Geneva wrote a book about her beloved dachsunds. A week after the book hit the shelves, she died of cancer.
Looking for a new bike route? Check out the 2021 Ride GuideWith riding season in full swing, it might be time to look for a new bike route. Check out the 2021 Ride Guide, published by Ride Illinois.
The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holidayThe U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a day called "Juneteenth." President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday that was passed by Congress to set aside Juneteenth, or June 19, as a federal holiday. "I hope this is the beginning of a change in the way we deal with one another," he said.
Treat Dad to a special meal for Father's Day 2021This year for Father's Day, consider giving Dad the gift of time spent with you over brunch, lunch or dinner. Many suburban restaurants are offering dine-in and meal kit options.
70% of Illinois adults have received one vaccine dose, CDC saysIllinois is the first Midwestern state to have 70% of adults with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Elk Grove hopes to pair jobseekers with companies in needSeeing all the "help wanted" and "now hiring" signs in storefront windows and throughout the Elk Grove Village industrial park -- as well as temporarily shutdown lobbies at some local fast food eateries -- has prompted Mayor Craig Johnson to organize the municipality's first-ever job fair.
Suburban breweries see popularity of their hard seltzer bubbling upRiding the trend sparked by White Claw and other brands, some suburban breweries have created their own fruit-infused hard seltzer to appeal to consumers who prefer a lower-calorie alternative to beer.
Lake Zurich community honors retiring crossing guardThe Seth Paine Elementary School community came together to recognize the faithful service of their beloved crossing guard Curley Strack.
Forever homes, for real: Northbrook shelter not seeing increase in pandemic adoptees being returnedGood news for pet pals: The flurry of pet adoptions that marked the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic are holding fast, suburban animal welfare experts say, including the the ones who once called Northbrook's Heartland Animal Shelter home.
Know first aid, CPR to help your dog in case of emergencyIf you've had a dog in your life, you've probably had a dog emergency of some sort. A bleeding toe nail, a cut paw, a twisted ankle. Knowing how to do first aid can help in a pinch.
Harper receives record $18 million donation from MacKenzie ScottHarper College officials Tuesday announced receipt of an $18 million donation from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, in what is the largest gift in the Palatine community college's 54-year history. "It's hard to wrap your mind around it, still," said college President Avis Proctor. "I still get chills thinking about this."
Through the Film Magnifier: Bob Collins, Jack Nicklaus, Richard Daley, Woodfield Mall Ice Arena and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Bobby Hull, Peter O'Toole, Ted Nugent, aerobics classes for kids and more
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