Why the COVID-19 vaccine for children is more important than ever
One thing is universal with parents -- their No. 1 concern is the health and safety of their children. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the typical level of parental worry; many parents just take it one day at a time as the virus and its effects on our local and global community continue to evolve.
Food and toys for the local pantry, not gifts, is 10-year-old's Christmas wishInstead of receiving gifts, 10-year-old Roark Nietzel's Christmas wish this year was to collect food and toys from his neighbors for the Libertyville Township Food Pantry.
Grief over losing a pet is as real as any griefRecently I was reminded of how awful the death of a dear dog or cat is. Few most people, unless it happens to them, understand the grief that ensues if a loved pet companion dies.
Holy cow! Randall Road drivers steer clear of loose animal before police make bovine bustPolice from Elgin were called out to Randall Road near the Walmart Tuesday after reports of a loose cow. The animal wandered to McLean Boulevard south of Spring Street before being caught with a lasso dangled out of the back window of a police vehicle that was trying to corral it.
In design, rules are meant to be brokenSome rules are the result of etiquette and protocol from the days when those things mattered a lot, and your home spoke volumes about your education, wealth and social standing. Many consider these rules a thing of the past and, as with most norms, innovation can result from when we break them.
Optimal conditions for entering our holiday lights contestThe mild weather over the next few days offers a perfect window for decorating your house and entering the Daily Herald's annual holiday lights contest.
Things to do Dec. 2-9: Holiday fests, tree lightings, concerts, Nutcrackers, Santa brunches & moreIf you don't have weekend plans yet, the suburbs and city are teeming with options, from tree lightings to Santa runs to holiday shows to parades to light shows to concerts to festivals and more.
Area bike groups to take part in Holiday Toy Ride on Dec. 10On Friday, Dec. 10, the 18th annual Amling's Cycle Holiday Toy Ride rolls out with cyclists hauling toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive. One difference this year -- shop owner Joe Reichert is organizing a "reverse toy ride."
West Chicago pastry chef answers call from Food Network's 'Holiday Baking Championship'The Food Network had called her before. This time, Marilyn Santos-McNabb honored the offer. A semiretired executive pastry chef staying on at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook for the holidays, she is a fan favorite on Season 8 of the Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship."
All decked out: Restaurants, bars spread holiday spirit with seasonal pop-upsWatching holiday movies in December is a classic tradition, but this month you can actually step inside one, or a few, as local restaurants and bars transform into seasonal pop-ups.
New Rolling Meadows emergency fund to help residents in crisisRolling Meadows has formally launched a new city financial assistance program -- funded by voluntary public donations -- for residents in emergencies and crisis situations.
Dining with Santa 2021: St. Nick prepping to visit suburban brunches and dinnersCalling all kids: Do you have your wish list ready for Santa? A perfect time to share it with the Jolly Old Elf would be at one of the many Santa brunches, lunches or dinners happening in the suburbs over the next couple of weeks.