Do the Polar Plunge At Home to benefit Special Olympics Illinois athletes
Suburban residents from Fox Lake to Palatine to Oak Brook, as well as people all across the state, are invited to take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, which runs through March 14.
'It's certainly not our first choice': Suburbanites make hourslong treks for vaccinationsFaced with vaccine scarcity, some people have been driving hours to get shots outside of the suburbs. And while suburban health departments have not opened vaccine eligibility to medically vulnerable people under 65, pharmacies and hospital networks in the suburbs have -- but appointments are hard to come by.
Best Bets: Marvel Universe lands at MSIThe traveling exhibit "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" comes to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan hosts cabaret performances by Michael McDermott and the Brookfield Zoo reopens following a temporary winter closure.
U of I's COVID-19 saliva test finally receives FDA approvalThe long-awaiting University of Illinois rapid-result COVID-19 saliva test finally received FDA approval for emergency use and is expected to be rolled out to other colleges around the state soon.
School leaders statewide say no to standardized tests this springNearly 700 school superintendents from the suburbs and across the state are asking the U.S. Department of Education for permission to skip standardized testing this spring.
Carol Stream church volunteers hand out more than 1,200 boxes of foodCrossroads Community Church in Carol Stream recently handed out 1,248 boxes of food in a few short hours through a USDA Farmers to Families program.
How the small Highland Avenue Church in Elgin has thrived during the pandemicA look at how one small Elgin church has overcome the separation imparted by the COVID-19 pandemic to become an even stronger community.
J&J's 1-dose shot cleared, giving U.S. 3rd COVID-19 vaccineThe U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.
Suburban Hero: Grayslake man braves dog attack to save choking womanA Grayslake resident is being hailed as a hero for saving a stranger from choking near Gurnee earlier this month.
Initial studies link added sugar and IBDStomach issues? Last fall, a study using mice found evidence that excessive sugar intake can lead to inflammatory bowel disease.
Trouble talking with your teen? Try thisA large reason parents may feel unsettled by their changing relationship with their teen is because teens are focused on friendships. This is fundamentally appropriate, and at a certain point in their development, they start confiding in friends instead of parents.