Good News Sunday: Trishaws let seniors revive a love of biking
After clocking many miles on her bike in her life, at age 90, Arlington Heights resident Rita Moody considered her cycling days in the past. That is, until the Elk Grove Village chapter of Cycling Without Age upended that notion.
Kane, Lake counties now at 'substantial' COVID-19 risk, rounding out surge in all suburbsKane and Lake counties on Saturday joined the rest of the suburbs and Chicago in having a "substantial" risk of COVID-19 transmission, and health department officials in those counties joined in recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings.
Suburban Skyview: BMX rider jumps out of his shadowIn this installment of the Daily Herald's drone photo column, a lone rider at The Hill BMX in Elgin casts a long shadow as the late afternoon sun races across the track.
Without the crowd's roar, Tokyo Olympians search for spiritThe stretches of wooden benches meant to seat thousands sat mostly empty, an eerie quiet hanging over the pandemic Olympic venue. In arenas across Tokyo, athletes accustomed to feeding off the deafening roar of the crowd are searching for new ways to feel Olympic enthusiasm.
There are countless ways to curate your collectionThere is an art to what makes for an interesting vignette, shelf or table-scape. Imagine, for example, a collection of cobalt blue turn of the century medicine bottles of all shapes and sizes.
Melatonin can set the stage for good night's sleepMelatonin supplements, used on a short-term basis, can be beneficial to people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Those with certain medical conditions should consult their physican first.
How did mutation get so threatening? Breaking down the delta variantWhat is the delta variant and how did it get so dangerous? Two doctors break down the science of the mutations and make a plea for everyone to get vaccinated.
Once fading, mask sales starting to reboundMasks, which had started to disappear from store shelves, may be front and center again.
Look outside yourself for healing when you are bereavedCould watching squirrels frolic really help you get through your grief? Author Susan Anderson-Khleif talks about how "getting ouside yourself" is a step toward healing.
An illness seen in songbirds around country lands in suburbs, and nobody knows what it is yetWildlife centers in Glen Ellyn and Sycamore admitted young blue jays with the symptoms of a mystery songbird illness. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has not received any other reports of fledglings showing the signs of the ailment observed in other states, an agency spokesman said.
Why the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District uses livestock as lawn mowersThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District plant in Hanover Park has contracted herds of about 70 goats and sheep to aid in vegetation control instead of herbicides.
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