Woodland Elementary teacher transforms bedroom into a remote classroom
Woodland Elementary East second-grade teacher Claudine Mardehow is one of hundreds of Chicago area teachers adapting to teaching remotely, but her colleagues say she is thriving because of her hard work and dedication to her students.
Schaumburg police support Special Olympics with 'Cop in the Lot'With most in-person fundraisers for Special Olympics Illinois and its Law Enforcement Torch Run canceled by the pandemic this year, agencies like the Schaumburg Police Department are innovating new and COVID-appropriate ways for people to donate.
A platter of crisp, Cajun-spiced fried green tomatoes is a fitting coda to summerIf you've never made fried green tomatoes and are generally frying-averse, this recipe is airtight. It provides a fitting ending to summer.
Barrington High grad leading effort for later school start timesEric Albrecht, advocacy program manager for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, hopes school districts nationwide implement later start times based on scientific research showing that students need more sleep.
Best Bets: Common teams with Chicago Children's Choir for world premiere videoCommon joins with the Chicago Children's Choir for its virtual fundraiser "Reverberation: A Celebration of Enduring Voices," and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez speaks in a virtual presentation hosted by Elmhurst University.
Every fall, I celebrate the Moon Festival with mooncakes. This year, I'm ordering them online.Chinese people around the world eat mooncakes in celebration of the Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Oct. 1 this year. The festival is all about "family reunions and expressing love to the faraway family members, friends and lovers," said Pu Wang, associate professor of Chinese literature, language and culture at Brandeis University.
Dining: Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Week, plus Buddy's Bites N Brews opens in SchaumburgLettuce Entertain You Restaurant Week kicks off Monday, Buddy's Bites N Brews is now open in Schaumburg, Itasca's Church Street Brewing Company hosts a four-day eighth anniversary bash, and Allgauer's in Northbrook sends off the warm weather with an End of Summer Party Saturday.
How a Warren Township grad, undocumented immigrant is fighting to stop term 'illegal aliens'Living in fear of being deported since he was smuggled across the Mexico/U.S. border when he was 5 years old, Oscar Cornejo Casares of Warren Township High School found his voice at Dartmouth College. He founded a group on campus to help undocumented immigrants and produced a film about the students' fight to get the Library of Congress to stop using the term "illegal aliens."
Suburban biking groups show a little creativity during the shutdown"Given lemons, make lemonade" is the old saying. Some bikers have gone way beyond lemonade displaying pandemic shutdown creativity in Schaumburg, Palatine and Wheaton.
Need for minority organ donors is acute, says suburban group matching recipientsRacial and ethnic minorities make up nearly 60% of those waiting for life-saving organs in the United States, but only a third of registered donors, according to Itasca-based Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network.
How to succeed at high-intensity workouts on your ownMost CrossFit workouts mix weightlifting with high intensity interval training (HIIT), and they are usually short but intense, with intervals that spike the heart rate and leave you gasping for air.
How to live an organized lifeAshley Murphy and Marissa Hagmeyer are co-founders of the Neat Method, founded in 2010 in San Francisco and now with more than 70 locations in all major cities throughout the United States and Canada. They also recently launched a product collection for kitchen, pantry, closet and bathroom.
Images; Through the Film Magnifier: Carlton Fisk, The Kingston Trio, Dudley Moore, a beard contest and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more