Suburban bike collections supply wheels during the shutdown
Bike shop inventory remains tight, but suburban bike collections during the shutdown continue to supply the disadvantaged in the Chicago area and overseas with used bikes.
High hopes: Mundelein Park District, PGA team up to teach golf to local veteransThe Mundelein Park District and the PGA have teamed up to help local veterans enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being through golf.
How suburban homeowners are getting crafty to keep trick-or-treaters happyTo ensure a safe Halloween for trick-or-treaters, suburban homeowners are getting creative with individually devised candy delivery systems.
Can an air purifier help save you from the novel coronavirus?As evidence mounts that the novel coronavirus can be spread through airborne particles as well as infection-laden respiratory droplets, consumers have been wondering whether portable air cleaners offer protection. So, although I explored the do's and don'ts for buying air purifiers earlier this year - focusing on the benefits for those with allergies - it's time for another look.
Towns set trick-or-treat hours and offer printable signs for homeownersHalloween is Saturday, Oct. 31. This year, most suburbs are requiring masks (not just scary ones) for trick-or-treaters. Many are offering printable signs for those who wish to inform trick-or-treaters that their household is opting out of giving candy.
Halloween events happening across the suburbs this weekHow do you celebrate Halloween during a pandemic? Although social distancing makes it more challenging, there are still many events throughout the suburbs that promise spooky -- and safe -- fun. Here are some of them.
Luxury dog boarding, pet spa opens Tuesday in WheelingA high-end dog boarding, daycare and spa resort opens Tuesday in Wheeling, offering luxury lodging suites, chauffeur and spa services and indoor and outdoor play areas.
Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt 'That Animal Rescue Show'In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a "body positivity" celebration. That and more is part of "That Animal Rescue Show," out Oct. 29 on the CBS All Access streaming service.
Is the virus less likely to spread in a gym than a bar?After shutting down in the spring, America's empty gyms are beckoning a cautious public back for a workout. To reassure wary customers, owners have put in place a variety of coronavirus control measures.
How to survive a COVID HalloweenHalloween has never been so frightening. With the added precautions of the pandemic this year, trick-or-treating and Halloween staples will look much different.
Frost doesn't mean the gardening season's overCleaning up some frosted bean and marigold plants the other day, I thought of a weather report I heard recently on the radio. The announcer stated: "Freezing temperatures are predicted for tonight, thus ending the gardening season." His deadpan delivery of this dramatic -- for gardeners -- statement, as well as what he said, tells me that he was no gardener. Freezing temperatures do not end the gardening season.
Through the Film Magnifier: Chubby Checker, Harrison Ford, Astronaut Jim Lovell and Dance Fever contestants
Images; Through the Film Magnifier: Carlton Fisk, The Kingston Trio, Dudley Moore, a beard contest and more