Always treat nurses with care
If you want better health care, one of the best moves you can make is to get to know your nurses. This holds true in the doctor's office and in the hospital.
Constable: Polish American actress from Bartlett hosts 'Flavor of Poland'As an actress who was born in Poland and grew up in Bartlett, Aleksandra Augustynski straddles both nations as the host of a new culinary travel television series called "Flavor of Poland." The show airs locally at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WTTW.
Eat chocolate, feel good at Naperville charity Chocolate Walk Feb. 8Gather some friends and join the Feb. 8 Downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk, which benefits housing, counseling and drug prevention services for youths.
When downsizing, create a calm, simplified lifestyleMost people hate the thought of moving; items accumulated over years make moving seem like an impossible and treacherous task. On the positive side, it's a time to take control and take stock of what you have and what you need.
Overgrown shrubs can be cut back in winterWinter is a good time to prune trees and shrubs. Overgrown deciduous woody shrubs can be heavily pruned to rejuvenate them this month and until new growth begins in spring.
Tips to stay safe while playing outside in winterWith winter in full swing, the kids are ready to bundle up and romp outdoors. Before they head for the backyard, sled hill, ice-skating rink or family ski vacation, be prepared to keep them warm and outfitted with the proper sports gear.
Vegans rejoice: Plant-based restaurant coming to GenevaRon Anderson of Geneva is preparing to open what he is calling "the first plant-based eatery in the area." He's building the Rejoice restaurant in the building he owns at 507 S. Third St. in Geneva.
'Fat cyclists' want to get more people, of all sizes, on bikesSearch "cyclist" online and look at the images that pop up. The first dozen spandex-clad people you see might differ in some basic ways. What they won't be are people who wear clothes in sizes 2X, 3X or 4X.
What can you do in response to coronavirus?The chance of coronavirus spreading through casual contact with an infected person is extremely slim, says Robert Citronberg, infectious diseases director for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Startups see a market in renting couches by the monthZachariah Mohammed's living room is filled with stuff he doesn't own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his living room. It's worth it, the 27-year-old New Yorker says. If he needs to move, which he's done twice in the last 12 months, he won't need to lug a sofa across the city or worry if it will fit in a new place.
DuPage sheriff wants your help naming new police dogsThe DuPage County sheriff's office is asking for help naming three puppies before the trio are trained to sniff out narcotics.
All Aboard: Canadian tourist train Rocky Mountaineer marks 30 years in 2020"You expect me to spend my vacation on a train?" Yes, when it's the Rocky Mountaineer, the largest privately owned luxury tourist train company in the world that offers trips across Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies in style.
Through the Film Magnifier: Dallas Green, Tony LaRussa, The Lone Ranger, electric cars, a war protest and more