'We must be here now': Hundreds attend Highland Park vigil for prayer and healing
Friends, neighbors and perfect strangers turned to each other in the crowded pews of Highland Park Presbyterian Church Tuesday night, sharing pieces of their broken hearts.
Festivals July 8-14: Rockin' Rotary Ribfest, Dog Days of Summer, Kane County Fair & moreFrom Batavia's Windmill City Festival to 2022 Fan Expo Chicago in Rosemont to St. Sophia Greek Fest in Elgin to Taste of Chicago to various cruise nights and concerts in the park, there's a plethora of things to do in the suburbs and Chicago.
Improving on watermelon no easy feat except for this gazpachoThis recipe for Watermelon Gazpacho caught the eye of Soupalooza columnist M. Eileen Brown, and she gives it two thumbs up.
Best Bets: Kane County Fair returns to St. CharlesSee racing pigs and more when the Kane County Fair returns to St. Charles starting July 13, Fan Expo Chicago brings lots of celebrities to Rosemont this weekend, and the American Association All-Star Game and Home Run Derby will be played for the first time at Rosemont's Impact Field.
4 ways parents can help kids have a great summer at campFor generations of American kids, summer camp has been a familiar rite of passage. But the pandemic-disrupted summers of 2020 and 2021 turned the camping experience upside down. Fortunately, camping experts say, there are plenty of ways parents at home can help support their summer campers.
Join Mary Ross in appreciating the cool summer wine cocktailOur wine-drinking thoughts turn to cooler drinks with ice and bubbles in hot weather. That's where a spritzer shines with wine, mineral water, juice or fruits.
Lake in the Hills' Rockin' Ribfest serves up food, musicThis year's Rockin' Ribfest in Lake in the Hills will feature Tommy DeCarlo, the singer of rock band Boston, as well as tribute and local bands, according to the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills.
Fan Expo convention brings 'Lord of the Rings' reunion to RosemontWill Fan Expo Chicago be the one convention to rule them all? With four Hobbits, a galaxy of stars and a fanbase yearning for the experiences they've missed the last few years, that's certainly the goal for the convention that sets up shop Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10, in Rosemont.
Why cottonwood trees have inspired song lyrics over the yearsPicture yourself hiking alone on a beautiful spring evening. You pause on a bridge over a small stream. Along its banks grow elms, maples, and cottonwoods. A slight breeze moves through the trees. If you're a songwriter, you likely enjoy the cottonwoods' restful whispers.
Redheads may need more anesthesiaQ: When I told my dentist that I'm having knee surgery this summer, she said to be sure the surgeon knows my hair is naturally red and not dyed. She said redheads respond to pain drugs differently, and she actually has to use more anesthetic on me. Is that really true?
Watch for plant diseases emerging this monthThis is the time of year to check closely for magnolia scale, an insect about the size of a pencil eraser. Typically found on the underside of magnolia branches, the scale is responsible for creating an overall thin condition of the tree.
After a death, the changes are dauntingHere we are, another big holiday, the Fourth of July. A big occasion for the gathering of family and friends, probably at a backyard barbecue. But for the bereaved, everything has changed because a loved one is not here anymore.