Amputee stories: Steps toward a new normal
Many amputees are diabetic or suffer from peripheral vascular disease. Two local men, who both lost legs from peripheral vascular disease, share their stories, including their challenges and what it's like to take steps -- literally -- toward a new normal.
Children need to focus on self-care, tooChildren nowadays are busier than ever, often leaving them feeling anxious, stressed and worried. Dr. Lisa Simons, from Lurie Children's Hospital, explains how kids can participate in self-care so they can experience the mental and physical benefits of taking care of themselves.
Multiple types of lilac bushes please the sensesWhen I breathe in the sweet fragrance of common lilacs (Syringa vulgaris), I am once again a little girl in my mother's garden holding as many stems as my small hands can manage, and inhaling as much of their perfume as my nose can hold.
Use a soilless mix when filling large containersThe containers you are going to use for seasonal plantings should have at least one bottom hole for drainage. A layer of gravel in the bottom of the container is not necessary.
Are you in the mood to design a room?Creating the right mood involves doing research via home magazines and online, perusing the many pages to see what you are attracted to. Are you trying to go for a casual, laid-back, beachy mood? Or are you more of a candle-light romantic looking for soulful and elegant surroundings?
For gardeners, May is a circus. Slow down and enjoy the show.If there was any doubt that gardening is as much a state of mind as a cultivation of plants, I give you the merry month of May. Except that I struggle to find May merry for reasons that are both tangible and harder to grasp.
Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomesFor millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock
Remodeling projects that recoup the mostMost homeowners remodel their homes to improve their quality of life. Nearly all hope the renovation adds equity to their home so, when it comes time to sell, they will recoup a portion of the expense. But not all upgrades are smart.
Festivals: Parades, ceremonies and more mark Memorial Day 2019 in the suburbsThe Memorial Day 2019 weekend kicks off the summer festival season with patriotic parades, somber ceremonies and suburban art fairs. Here's a list of events.
Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Elvis Presley's GracelandA massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open Saturday, May 25, at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.
North Aurora firm recalls 62,000 pounds of beef that may have E. coliA North Aurora packing company is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
St. Charles Fine Art Show to feature 100 artists, chalk painting performancesThe St. Charles Fine Art Show began more than two decades ago with about 35 booths and a goal of bringing people downtown. This weekend, the 21st annual event along Riverside Avenue will feature the work of 100 juried artists with a range of specialties.