Bartlett bilingual kindergarten teacher's love for languages inspires her work
When Crissa Almughrabi started learning Spanish at age 12, it was just a hobby. She never thought it would become her calling years later. "I absolutely love the language," says Almughrabi, 57, of St. Charles, now a dual language kindergarten teacher at Nature Ridge Elementary School in Bartlett.
Palatine boy battling leukemia gets special treatment from police departmentEight-year-old Angel Becerra wants to become a police officer -- a resolve reinforced by being treated to a one-of-a-kind day recently by the Palatine Police Department.
Constable: Neither 8-tracks nor CDs nor virus can scratch vinyl marketVinyl records survived 8-track, CDs and even digital streaming. And when the pandemic threatened, vinyl record sales skyrocketed at shops like Kiss The Sky in Batavia.
Best Bets: Kevin Costner to rock the reopening of Des Plaines TheatreKevin Costner & Modern West reopen the renovated Des Plaines Theatre Sunday, Black Violin plays the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Friday, and comedian and self-styled psychic Karen Rontowski performs seasonal standup sets this weekend at Zanies in Rosemont.
Trick-or-treat hours throughout the suburbsThis year, Halloween falls on a Sunday. Check our list of trick-or-treat hours so you can have the candy ready when your doorbell starts to ring.
Pritzker says 'robust supply' of 500,000 'kid-sized' doses of COVID-19 vaccine are comingAn initial supply of about 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be available for Illinois children ages 5 to 11 assuming federal regulators approve shots in the coming days, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday. But parents shouldn't assume they can book appointments now.
New COVID-19 infections continue on downward slope in IllinoisState announces deal with 7,800 employees over COVID-19 vaccines, goes to arbitration with prison workers.
Elgin Youth Symphony program aims to remove roadblocks to classical music educationFourth graders at Oakhill Elementary School in Streamwood are learning violin as part of an Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra initiative to provide free classical music education to students who might not otherwise get the chance to participate.
She's back: La Niña returns bringing potentially volatile winter temps with herThe prediction for the upcoming La Niña winter is volatile temperatures, says a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Romeoville who characterizes the Chicago area and Midwest as a "battleground-type zone."
Why you should read your doctor's notesShould we be requesting doctor's notes after every visit? Yes, as research has shown there are several benefits to being able to review your doctor's notes.
Halloween happenings: Frights and fun await at seasonal events this weekHalloween week is here, and this year, there are many ways to celebrate across the suburbs. Here are just some of the many options.
Constable: After retiring from school named in her honor, principal took aim at polioAfter a career in education that led to a school being named in her honor, retired principal Mary Stitt of Arlington Heights joined Rotary International's global effort to eradicate polio. It took her to several countries and led to an international award.