Make a better first impression with your front porch
Your front porch serves as more than a practical portal into your home. It also makes a statement about your style, sense of design and hospitality.
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.
Weekend picks: Loverboy works for the weekend at the Genesee SaturdayCanadian rockers Loverboy headlines Waukegan's Genesee Theatre, comic ventriloquist Terry Fator performs at Aurora's Paramount, "Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures" skates into Rosemont's Allstate Arena and much more this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Where do insects go in the winter?It's always amazing when the weather has been cold for an extended period, then, at the first sign of warmth, insects seem to magically reappear.
How development along the Fox has changed the Tri-CitiesAs the communities that lie along the Fox River age, the way riverfront property is used and developed has changed.
Warning signs your fixer-upper may be a money pitSometimes buyers can score a great deal on fixer-uppers. Other times, it's the seller who scores a great deal -- by dumping their money pit on an unsuspecting buyer.
Through the Film Magnifier: Dallas Green, Tony LaRussa, The Lone Ranger, electric cars, a war protest and more