Lake Villa teen's group promotes small changes to help the Earth
What started as a spontaneous thought to pick up trash along a bike path has blossomed into a community volunteer effort for an 18-year-old Lake Villa resident.
This Mundelein 6-year-old is done with leukemia. Classmates call him a superhero.First-grader Lucas Blanco was honored as a superhero Thursday by hundreds of classmates at Washington Early Learning Center in Mundelein. Lucas had his final chemotherapy treatment last Friday.
2020 Bird of the Year: Cedar waxwing ... or is it?The American Birding Association has officially declared the cedar waxwing its 2020 Bird of the Year. Our Jeff Reiter says it was a good choice -- but perhaps not the only one.
Geneva Women's Club to celebrate 80th anniversaryWhat started as a group of young mothers sitting around a kitchen table in 1940 will celebrate its 80th anniversary as the Geneva Women's Club on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
5 fun weekend events: Suds up at the Lake County Craft Beer Fest in GrayslakeTaste local and national brews when the Lake County Craft Beer Festival returns to Grayslake, plus the Lincoln State Cat Club's 59th annual Cat Show comes to St. Charles and Scott Simon of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday" reads from his new book at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.
Vote now for Readers' ChoiceCast your votes now for your favorites in seven categories in the Daily Herald 2020 Readers' Choice contest.
Repairs breathe new life into Waubonsee's observatoryAdjunct faculty member Mike Wilson describes how he led the efforts to renovate and repair an unused observatory at Waubonsee Community College.
Mardi Gras 2020 specials ready to roll at suburban restaurantsAfter all the cold, gray weather we've endured this winter, feting Fat Tuesday on Feb. 25 is certainly a welcome respite. And suburban restaurants are ready to celebrate with indulgent food, drinks and Mardi Gras specials.
Sweat equity can be a pushup to homeownershipHabitat for Humanity may be among the best-known sweat equity programs, but others include a USDA direct loan program, Fannie Mae's HomeReady mortgage and Freddie Mac's Home Possible mortgage. These loan programs are primarily designed for lower-income households.
Constable: After cochlear implant, student aims to help others with hearing lossDeaf since birth, Caroline Yuk of Crystal Lake can't remember a time when she couldn't hear, thanks to the cochlear implants she got at age 2. Always fascinated by how they work, Yuk, a neuroscience major at the University of Alabama just won a prestigious scholarship from Cochlear Americas.
Meet cats of all kinds and learn about them at Lincoln State Cat ShowA clowder of cats -- house cats, show cats, agile cats, cats that win ribbons, cats that fly in for the occasion and rescue cats looking for a permanent home -- will gather at the 59th annual Lincoln State Cat Club Cat Show this weekend in St. Charles.
Time to sign up your kids for day camps at Lake County Forest PreservesOutdoor play in nature, sunshine and freedom to explore are important for a child's growth, and are all included as part of summer day camps offered by the Lake County Forest Preserves.
Through the Film Magnifier: Dallas Green, Tony LaRussa, The Lone Ranger, electric cars, a war protest and more