On 20th anniversary of 9/11, annual stair climb remembers firefighters' sacrifice
Twenty years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Chicagoland Memorial 9/11 Stair Climb will continue to remember and pay tribute to the fallen, as well as those who continue to show medical effects from that day and the days that followed.
Constable: Into the valley of those dead set against vaccines, masksJust when it appeared that we were emerging from the pandemic and returning to normal, the delta variant and I visit the land of the unvaccinated.
Essay: 'We also must remember the first responders who survived'Lt. Roger D. Bayne, Jr. with Addison Fire Protection District No. 1 reflects on Sept. 11, 2001.
Why masks are again advised for everyone indoorsNEW YORK -- Wait, we're supposed to wear masks again? Even if we are vaccinated? For a large part of the U.S., that's the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC this week revisited and revised its guidance for wearing masks indoors to stop the spread of coronavirus.
A Hungarian cold soup makes the most of a bounty of cherriesCold fruit soup walks a thin line between soup or dessert, but who cares? Go ahead and enjoy it for both.
Saving the monarchy: How an Elk Grove Village man is working to help struggling butterfliesRetired carpenter Ned Bruns of Elk Grove Village has made it his mission to help grow the dwindling population of monarch butterflies. It's a daily task that led him to turn his backyard into a garden for the instantaly recognizable orange-and-black insect.
Amazing chimney swifts do practically everything while airborneThe chimney swift's name fits it perfectly. These high-speed fliers roost in chimneys or large hollow trees. Unlike most birds, all four of a swift's toes point forward, which facilitates clinging to vertical surfaces.
Dining events: Donate bottled water to get a free sub at Firehouse SubsTo help those in need, Firehouse Subs is holding its H2O For Heroes drive Saturday when a donation of bottled water equals a free sub. Plus, WhirlyBall serves new custom beer flights and three of Scorched Earth Brewing Co.'s brews recently won accolades.
Addiction recovery leads Cary resident to life of volunteer workCary resident Mike Goldman began using drugs when he was in seventh grade, but professional recovery services and decades of volunteer work -- particularly coaching for the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association -- have helped him maintain a life of sobriety for more than 40 years, he said.
Have fun outdoors with your pup, but be aware of potential dangersAh, summer. Time for you and your dog to spend more time outside. Who knew the potential dangers that lie in wait for Fido in your own backyard?
Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackersAt a time of widespread digital insecurity it turns out that the oldest and simplest computer fix there is -- turning a device off then back on again -- can thwart some hackers from stealing information from smartphones.
Through the Film Magnifer, Walter Payton, Shadow Traffic, Danny Thomas at Woodfield Mall, Julia Child and more
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