2 years ago, Illinois' first COVID-19 case was diagnosed. 2.8 million (and counting) followed.
It's now been two years since the first COVID-19 case in Illinois was diagnosed in a patient at Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates and many are left to wonder when the pandemic will end.
Black, white Wheaton churches to celebrate Black History Month togetherMembers of Hope Presbyterian Church and Bethel New Life Church, whose respective white and Black congregations share worship space in Wheaton, jointly will celebrate Black History Month with a series of programs in February.
Life passes in periods of time, such as our 'Era of Roses'Lately I've started thinking of life in eras. The era I am thinking about most is our "Era of the Roses," a decade from about 1993 to 2003.
After more snow overnight, subzero temperatures expected this weekThe suburbs woke up Sunday to two to five inches of snow, and its inhabitants could see as much as three inches more when they launch their work weeks Monday morning.
Tell us about your memories of lost suburban icons for Remember When ... RevisitedFollowing last year's special section, this year the Daily Herald is publishing Remember When ... Revisited, and we're hoping to share memories of even more suburban places that no longer exist.
Is that health care helper actually a hindrance?I've been thinking about the caregivers and other health care professionals we invite into our homes (or our parents' homes) and how we can protect ourselves from those who would take advantage of someone who's not able to fend for themselves.
Why teaching about critical race theory has become a lightning rod in suburban schoolsShould American schools teach students about historical and structural racism? That's the debate raging nationally and has become a political flashpoint pitting parents against educators, school leaders and one another.
Suburban Skyview: Hockey players glide on ice as day gives way to eveningThe lighted skating rink at Keith Mione Community Park in Mundelein allows hardy souls to enjoy the cold air after dark.
Houseplants will test your gardening skillsCyclamen plants will continue to bloom for a few weeks if they are kept in a north window in a cool room (55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) and watered enough to keep the soil evenly moist and never soggy.
Stave off winter's chill with a hearty soup from a Chicago-area restaurantChicago winters can be brutal. If you want something comforting to help deal with the cold, nothing beats a hearty bowl of soup from a suburban or Chicago restaurant.
Constable: Blizzard? Prairie fires once were 'demons' in what's now the suburbsSure, it's cold and gray, but at least the suburbs aren't prone to wildfires. That wasn't always the case, as a new study finds this area was home to hundreds of blazing tallgrass prairie fires between 1673 and 1905.