Adopt-a-Grandparent program brings balloon buddies to nursing homes
Wanting to cheer up nursing home residents during the pandemic, balloon artist Michelle Tibble launched the Adopt-a-Grandparent program, which brings balloon buddies to the seniors.
Fresh and (mostly) local: Co-op grocery store coming to downtown LombardA cooperatively owned grocery store is planning to open a brick-and-mortar location next year in downtown Lombard. Prairie Food Co-op has signed a 10-year lease for a 10,000-square-foot building at 109 S. Main St.
Cookbooks make good company during a pandemicAre you cleaning out and decluttering during the pandemic? Don't be too quick to toss old cookbooks. They make for good reading while stuck at home.
Former Mesa Urbana chef, co-owner now at Mercado Cocina Cantina in GlenviewVeteran chef Eusebio Garcia is being followed. He encourages it. He's being followed by a fish. Specifically, Salmon Al Carbon, the dish that tops the entrees on the menu at Mercado Cocina Cantina in Glenview,
Top Teacher: How a Saint Viator teacher connects literary classics with current eventsIn Megan O'Neill's English classes at Saint Viator High School, students are just as likely to study classics like "The Scarlet Letter" as they are Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb." It's where she weaves in the past with the present, and no daily lesson plan is ever the same.
In final fundraising push, Glen Ellyn Food Pantry gets village approval to make moveGlen Ellyn Food Pantry leaders say they're "exceptionally close" to meeting a $900,000 fundraising goal to turn a former church parsonage into its new headquarters.
Dining events: City Works and Old Town Pour House locations reopenCity Works and Old Town Pour House locations are back open again, and Friday fish specials keep popping up at suburban restaurants.
Palatine Senior Center reopening on limited basisThe Palatine Township Senior Center has reopened on a limited basis by appointment/invitation only, and hopes to gradually continue offering more activities and programs as the COVID-19 pandemic loosens its grip on the Northwest suburbs.
Suburbs won't expand vaccines this week to medically vulnerable under 65Suburban Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Will county health officials aren't going along with Illinois' plan to expand vaccine eligibility Thursday to people under 65 who have medical conditions.
Rep. Schneider seeks student artwork for congressional contestU.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield is inviting students who live in the 10th House District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
Constable: Awards honor accomplishments by people with paralysisTwo suburbanites are among the winners of the Socrates Award, given to inspiring people with paralysis.