Youth sports and COVID-19: Understand the risks
With youth sports, it's important for parents to understand the risks and make choices that take into account what is going on in the community and what is best for their families.
Weight, health and avoiding the 'COVID-15'If you've gained weight during COVID-19, you're not alone. While it's too soon for formal study results, doctors report that patients are packing on pounds. Like the famous "Freshman 15" that new college students fall prey to, COVID-related weight is easy to gain, but not so easy to lose.
Remote work really does mean longer days -- and more meetingsThose who sense this grand experiment in working from home also comes with plenty of downsides -- longer days, more meetings and more email to answer -- are now backed up by data from 3.1 million workers.
Want to spend a day in Chicago? Top attractions have changed in light of COVID-19If you are heading into Chicago for a few hours, you won't be competing with as many tourists as in the past. But you will have to plan ahead -- and study up on safety rules.
Millennial Money: How to move safely during a pandemicMoving is stressful enough without throwing a pandemic into the mix. If you're considering moving, here's what to know from a financial standpoint, as well as tips to make moving day safer.
The best mask for kids is one they'll wearQ: Our city requires face masks now, and we're not sure what's the best kind for our kids. Our teen wears an adult mask, but we have a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old as well. Do you have any advice?
Helping the Helpers: DuPage Health Coalition assists the uninsured, working poorThe COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone, but people who are low income or uninsured have been particularly hard hit, according to the DuPage Health Coalition. Here's how you can help out.
Pandemic inspires a clean-out of American homesNot since the January 2019 purging tsunami inspired by Marie Kondo's tidying Netflix series have Americans been so inspired to edit the junk out of their homes. But, this time, amid stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, our options for getting rid of that junk are limited.
Pace yourself and don't create unnecessary stressOnly so much can be crammed in one day. Tomorrow is perfectly OK for many items on the to-do list. This is a simple insight that is helpful in grief, and in long-term grief. It's worth it to "pace ourselves."
'Sculpture in the Park' display worth a walk through Mount St. Mary ParkFor those in the Tri-Cities area, it's a great time for a walk through Mount St. Mary Park along the east side of Route 31 at Prairie Street in St. Charles to glance at the annual "Sculpture in the Park" display.
How Neuqua Valley driver's ed teacher helps students take 'huge step toward adulthood'Wayne Hartmann knows how important learning to drive is in the process of growing up. He's helped Neuqua Valley High School students in Naperville master the skill for 21 years and recently was recognized with the Teacher of Excellence Award from the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association and the National Road Safety Foundation.
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more