Salvation Army hopes free music program can open doors for kids
The Salvation Army in Elgin offers free music classes and provides instruments for kids ages 4 and older. Daniel Simmons attended the classes years ago as a kid when his family sought support and services from the Salvation Army. Now a Salvation Army captain, he brings his three kids back.
What to expect from a $24 million redesign of Willowbrook Wildlife CenterA transformative project -- by far, the largest undertaken at Willowbrook Wildlife Center since it opened in the late 1950s -- would give resident animals new habitats and change the way visitors interact with them.
What Illinois' green energy law means for electric car buyers$4,000 back if I buy an electric vehicle? Sounds good, but what does that really mean? Hint -- don't bank on the rebate lasting. We dig into Illinois' new green energy program.
Lake Zurich pilot polystyrene recycling program gaining tractionLake Zurich's pilot polystyrene recycling program is gaining traction with residents.
Committed exercise in middle age reversed worrisome heart stiffnessA year of exercise training helped to preserve or increase the youthful elasticity of the heart muscle among people showing early signs of heart failure, a small study shows.
How to create a colorful flower show for autumnTry to buy mums and asters when their flower buds are just beginning to open. The color will last longer in your garden.
Suburban Skyview: The Fox River provides home to great egretsIn this week's drone photo column, Daily Herald photographer Brian Hill gets a bird's-eye view of a great egret as it launches itself from the Fox River in St. Charles.
A good night makes for a good dayIf you're one of those folks who pride themselves on needing only four or five hours a sleep at night, you may be putting yourself at risk.
Villa Park falls short of world record for largest dog wedding ceremonyVilla Park fell short Saturday in its attempt to break the world record for the largest dog wedding ceremony. Only 80 dog couples were registered for the nuptials, putting the current record of 178 canine pairs out of reach. Still, the ceremony raised about $4,000 for 10 animal rescue organizations, organizers said.
Palatine nonprofit looking for homes for dogs rescued after Hurricane IdaThe nonprofit Many Paws Global Rescue in Palatine so far has taken in 35 dogs from Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana following the devastation of Hurricane Ida.
Go ahead, kids -- play with your foodThe key to getting your kids to try healthy foods is in making it fun, dietitians agree.
RH Oak Brook opening with luxury shopping and diningThe upscale RH Oak Brook officially opens on Friday. Located at Oakbrook Center at 1300 22nd St., the RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) is a custom-built three-story building filled with galleries of indoor and outdoor luxury home furnishings, capped by a year-round rooftop restaurant and bar that suggests guests to RSVP online about 30 days in advance.
Through the Film Magnifer, Walter Payton, Shadow Traffic, Danny Thomas at Woodfield Mall, Julia Child and more