Good News Sunday: United Way's 'Uniting for the Holidays' expects to help about 4,000 suburban families
Thousands of holiday dinners and gifts for children are being distributed through mid-December by the nonprofit program "Uniting for the Holidays," which expects to reach about 4,000 families this season.
Mount Prospect Historical Society highlights St. Raymond's neighborhoodAfter a one-year COVID-19-imposed hiatus, the Mount Prospect Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Housewalk on Friday, Dec. 3, in the neighborhood immediately north and slightly northwest of St. Raymond Catholic Church -- originally known as Colonial Manor.
'There is no pain:' Batavia man is hospital's 100th recipient of less invasive heart procedureSherman Hospital doctors on Nov. 16 performed their 100th TAVR procedure on John Schweisthal of Batavia, to treat valve and structural heart conditions, including aortic stenosis, without open heart surgery. Schweisthal was preparing to have hip replacement surgery when his doctors told him he needed the heart procedure first.
Children can get two vaccines at the same visitChildren ages 5 years and older who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination can get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same visit.
Thinking good thoughts, and what we have learned during COVIDRecently I mentioned to a friend that I was feeling a little down, having a bit of a bad day. She gave me some good advice. I was missing Baheej and feeling like COVID-19 was going to last forever, a permanent state of life, despite our vaccinations and boosters. I guess I was feeling exhausted with being restricted -- however self-imposed.
No such thing as a harmless tobacco productQ: You've written about the harm to the body from using tobacco products, which has been very helpful. I am especially interested in the details regarding chewing tobacco. I have two middle-aged sons with whom I want to share this information.
Things to do Nov. 26-Dec. 2: Tree lightings, holiday light shows, fests & moreFrom seasonal light shows to tree lightings to holiday parades to craft fairs to winter festivals, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend.
Daily Herald's holiday lights contest returnsIf passengers on flights approaching O'Hare can see your holiday lights, then this contest is for you. Entries in the Daily Herald's annual holiday lights contest will be accepted through Dec. 6.
People to be thankful for: Mount Prospect resident Joey Carbone encourages reading by building mini librariesBy his own estimation, Joey Carbone of Mount Prospect has not parked his car in his garage in two years. The space has been transformed into a workshop -- where he builds mini libraries for families who want one. He says they encourage children to read.
Don your red suit for annual Santa Run in Arlington HeightsMore than 1,000 runners clad in Santa suits are expected to fill the streets of downtown Arlington Heights once again next weekend for the return of the Rotary Santa Run.
Hoffman Estates extends outdoor dining through another winterHoffman Estates' relaxed regulations that have allowed restaurants to host outdoor dining during the pandemic without the usual restrictions will continue through at least May 31 instead of expiring on Dec. 31, as had been originally planned.