Words on birds: Climate change may be the reason for rare visits by 'southern birds' like limpkins and spoonbills
The ranges for many species that we think of as "southern birds" are gradually expanding, shifting, or both. It's always exciting to spot a rarity. But if the reason we are seeing a bird is climate change, well, that's disturbing.
With school back in session, 3 lunch ideas that kids (and parents) can enjoySchool lunches can be so much more than the stalwart bologna sandwiches. Here are three ways to step up your luncheon game.
Neighbors in the news: Murphy honored for support of people with various disabilitiesState Senate Assistant Majority Leader Laura Murphy (Des Plaines) was presented the 2023 Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities' Champion Award by Josh Evans, president and CEO, during the association's 2023 IARF Educational Conference & Expo.
Books and barbecue: Arlington Heights' 'One Book, One Village' will start with outdoor partyFor a decade, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's annual One Book, One Village communitywide reading program has featured related book discussions and programs, including an author visit. This year's selection has inspired something you wouldn't typically experience at the library: a summer barbecue.
Some major health providers waiting on updated COVID-19 vaccinesThe new COVID-19 vaccine is here but some major health care systems are waiting on supplies.
Festivals Sept. 22-28: Long Grove Apple Fest, Oktoberfests, Art in the Barn and moreGear up for fall at the annual Long Grove Apple Fest, suburban Oktoberfests, Barrington's Art in the Barn, Pioneer Day in Glen Ellyn and more.
Building on a dream: Larkin Floral comes to West DundeeYou could say Parisa Morris is a bit of a flower child. The daughter of Elgin's Larkin Floral's owners is opening her own shop in West Dundee.
Found: One recipe that will make all that zucchini disappearPenny Kazmier finds a recipe for a Quick Zucchini Sauté that lets you keep up with all the zucchini from your garden. If you don't have a garden, this recipe is worth buying some at the farmers market.
Lemons of Love Pink Lemonade 5K to help people with cancer, and honor one of their ownNikki Criel of Chicago loved the color purple. In fact, she would often be seen sporting purple hair and nails to match. Criel, one of the original committee members for the Mount Prospect nonprofit Lemons of Love, passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 53.
Fox Lake man marks 90th birthday -- and donating over 20 gallons of blood in his lifetimeHarold Walter, a Fox Lake resident, was celebrated Monday for donating more than 20 gallons of blood during his lifetime. The blood drive at the McHenry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4600 also served as a birthday party since Walter turns 90 Thursday.
Illinois Prairie Path marks 60 years since the start of rails-to-trails movementThanks to naturalist May Theilgaard Watts's vision, bikers and trail users are now reaping the benefits in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties.
Sip, savor and save bees at The Graceful Ordinary and Barr Hill Gin's special eventThe Graceful Ordinary in St. Charles and Barr Hill Gin host an evening of bee education and appreciation, with food and drinks highlighting the work of the important pollinators, on Monday, Sept. 25. A portion of proceeds will benefit Bee The Change, a Vermont farm dedicated to supporting bees by planting pollinating habitats in vacant fields.