Caring in action: Therapy miniature horses, dogs bring the love through Barrington program
These days, it's not so unusual to see therapy dogs roam hospital hallways or visiting nursing home rooms. What may be a little more unusual is seeing sneaker-wearing miniature horses waiting their turn to offer up a little nuzzle.
Enjoy watching curling in the Olympics? Try it out at a Chicago-area barThe shuffleboard-like sport of curling -- fun to watch in the upcoming Winter Olympics -- has also become a popular way for Chicago-area bars to entice guests to brave the cold and have a fun night out.
COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases are down, but blood donors neededCOVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue their drop, but one unwelcome decrease is in blood donors. Hospitals are asking for the public's help because supplies are at a "minimum level."
Cook County commissioner now in remission after cancer treatmentAfter treatment for throat cancer, Cook County Board Commissioner Scott Britton is feeling better and back at events.
Dining bites: Chili's to give away 27,000 Molten Chocolate CakesChili's Grill & Bar honors National Chocolate Cake Day by giving away 27,000 Molten Chocolate Cakes. Plus, Geneva Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, Big Bowl honors Chinese New Year with specials Feb. 1-10, Tokio Pub hosts a White Elephant Dinner Jan. 31 and Half Day Brewing Company fetes six years with daily deals.
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.
Vaccination rates in the suburbs for kids 5 to 11 among state's highest but inconsistentCOVID-19 vaccination rates for children ages 5 to 11 in the suburbs and Chicago are among the highest in the state, but significant gaps exist between counties, state data showed Tuesday.
The answer to wintry weather is a hot pot of split pea soupA meaty ham hock can be the secret ingredient to a warm and smoky bowl of homemade split pea soup.
Best Bets: Shadow or not, Groundhog Days return to WoodstockFun things to check out this weekend: Woodstock celebrates Groundhog Days with a myriad of events starting Friday, the Norge Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament returns to Fox River Grove, and local comedian Lenny Schmidt plays Zanies in Rosemont and Chicago.
Caring in Action: DanceOn of Naperville encourages kids to do what they love through scholarships, advocacyNaperville-based DanceOn was founded to support boys who want to dance and are bullied for it. The nonprofit has also expanded to make dance more accessible in general, and DanceOn is featured in the new documentary film "A Chance to DanceOn."
Constable: Lego celebrations in Schaumburg, city prove the toys click for lifetimesNone of the playthings of my childhood -- basketball, football, baseball bat, G.I. Joe, Hot Wheels, electric football game, BB gun -- had the staying power of Legos. The power of Legos is why Friday is International Lego Day at Schaumburg's Legoland Discovery Center Chicago.