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The bucolic Oak Cottage near Naperville was home to generations of the Greene family.

‘Empty does not mean unloved’: Is piece of DuPage’s farming past in jeopardy?

More than a year ago, the Oak Cottage farmhouse near Naperville landed on a list of the state’s most endangered historic places. The white clapboard house seems like a pl...

Chili crisp pork chops and kimchi slaw is a bold 30-minute meal

Chili crisp and kimchi elevate grilled pork and coleslaw with complex, powerful flavors in this 35-minute dish.

Matthew Mikes, left, and his father, Wayne, at Mikes Bike Shop in Palatine have stayed atop the demands of massive changes to their industry since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

Pedaling uphill: Ingenuity, adaptability have made the difference for suburban bike shops since the pandemic

The inventory and service demands that accompanied the pandemic’s sudden surge of interest in cycling sent suburban bike shops pedaling uphill on an already 4-year-long journey that hasn’t yet seen a downhill coast to 2019 market norms.

Jack Richtman of Elburn tells his World War II stories with a display of family photos behind him.

Elburn veteran reflects on World War II service as 100th birthday approaches

As he nears his 100th birthday, World War II veteran Jack Richtman of Elburn looks back on his life and his service in the Army’s 71st Infantry Division.

A green alternative to a gas guzzler or a Trojan horse? This columnist was not expecting an EV as her rental car.

‘I’m getting a what?’ Rental company EV swaps can be daunting for drivers

Surprise, surprise! Your rental car is an electric vehicle and it’s just tough if you’ve never driven one before.

Larissa May, of HalfTheStory, a website that works with young people to build better relationships with technology, says abstinence is not the answer to teen’s problems with social media.

A realistic way to protect kids from social media? Find a middle ground

Keeping tweens and teens off social media may not be the best way to foster healthy online habits. A middle ground, with parents and schools teaching kids how to use it properly, is recommended by some experts.

The oldest player on the field, Sue Saltsberg 64, of Hoffman Estates, known as "Runaround Sue," smiles on Sunday after crossing home plate during a Buddy Baseball game.

Buddy Baseball brings together fathers, sons on Father’s Day

You didn’t need to ask the score of Sunday’s Buddy Baseball game at Rick Drazner Park in Buffalo Grove.