Teen's holiday display brightens Naperville cul-de-sac
Northern Illinois University freshman Matt Baker says he simply likes to bring "a bit of magic" to the holidays. His bit of magic involves 85,000 lights, all animated to music on a cul-de-sac in his Naperville neighborhood.
Graham's 318 expansion plans to include sensory gardenThe new brick walkway leading back to the expanded area at Graham's 318 Coffeehouse in Geneva will feature an array of plants that will make up a "sensory garden."
Check for falling needles when buying a Christmas treeThere's nothing like a fresh-cut tree decorating your home, but be sure to look for trees that don't drop their leaves and recut the stem when you get home so that the tree soaks up all the water it needs.
Christmas Sharing drive spans half a century in Wheaton areaChristmas Sharing began in 1969 and has grown into a communitywide donation drive run by eight churces in Wheaton and Warrenville.
Believe Project: $100 to help a friend experiencing difficultiesToday's recipient of a $100 bill through our Believe Project is Michael Corley of Hawthorn Woods. Here is his story ...
Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties taking over suburban bars, restaurantsWear that gaudy holiday sweater with pride to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party happening at suburban bars and restaurants over the next few weeks.
Good News columnist shares how she gets her local storiesMost days, Good News columnist Eileen O. Daday interviews people and write their stories in the confines of her office. But on a recent Thursday afternoon, she was coaxed out from behind her desk to meet with a group of avid Daily Herald readers.
Lego Train Show rolls back into Cantigny Dec. 14-15Just what type of creations will be part of this weekend's Lego Train Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton is a secret. "People kind of bring out the best of the best," said Jamie LeBlanc, president of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club.
Constable: Driver's license renewal offers time for meditations on mortalityIt doesn't offer the spiritual benefits of a 10-day silent meditation retreat, but the task of renewing your driver's license at an Illinois secretary of state office forces you to ponder your existence.
PM&L Theatre presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'PM&L Theatre has announced its upcoming seasonal holiday production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson, which will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21.
Model trains in a tire shop? Palatine auto service center display delights fans of all agesJohn Busch III, manager of Busch Auto Service Center in Palatine, admits it: You don't expect to see a Christmas train display in the showroom of a Goodyear tire dealer. But that's the beauty of it. It catches customers by surprise, and what a delightful surprise it is.
Janus Theatre serves up family drama in 'The Long Christmas Dinner'Christmas dinner with the family is as relatable as decorated trees and wrapped gifts to those who celebrate. The tradition will be brought to life in Janus Theatre Company's production of "The Long Christmas Dinner" at Al's Cafe in Elgin.