Selecting your close-knit 'quaranteam'
One method of limiting exposure to the coronavirus that has gained popularity in recent months is forming a pandemic "pod" or "quaranteam." The strategy has been adopted by a number of families -- especially those with young children -- and close-knit friend groups.
When going out for a bike ride, don't forget your helmetRalp Banasiak says like the majority of area bike clubs, he is in the wear-a-helmet camp.
What the DuPage Children's Museum is doing to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemicThe DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville has been shut down since mid-March, forcing leaders to re-imagine ways to carry out their mission from a distance.
Full of curiosities, Libertyville resale shop helps nonprofitsUpscale Rummage Furniture and Warehouse in Libertyville has thousands of items on display, from traditional resale shop fare like clothing and furniture, to unique items, with proceeds from all sales donated to local nonprofits,
Vitamin C linked to virility, better overall health in menMale fertility rates in the United States have been steadily decreasing over the past decade. Medical research has shown that under stressful conditions, sperm quality and quantity may be improved by regular consumption of vitamin C.
Harper Promise free tuition program faces changes to keep it sustainableWith more students signing up for Harper College's Promise Scholarship, the program that guarantees free tuition for good grades, attendance and community service is slowly becoming financially unsustainable, college officials say. It's a reality that has led them to consider tweaks to the program now, and perhaps an overhaul later.
Questions about masks continueA reader in Oregon, where ongoing wildfires have created dangerous air quality, wondered: "Will our masks that we wear for COVID help us with the wildfire smoke here?"
Tips for protecting your kids' eyes during screen timeThis year, with social distancing and virtual schooling necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic, young people may be spending even more time looking at screens every day.
What to do to prepare your garden for winterA gardener's work is never truly done, and the work to make gardens stun in the spring actually begins during the preceding fall.
COVID struck Nevada man twice, and second time was worse, doctors sayThe first study to investigate the case of a person in the U.S. who contracted COVID-19 twice found reinfection can occur swiftly and the second bout of illness can be more severe.
If a fellow veteran needs something, Montgomery man gets it doneIf it is a day that ends in 'Y,' Herschel Luckinbill of Montgomery is probably helping his fellow veterans.
Through the Film Magnifier: Chubby Checker, Harrison Ford, Astronaut Jim Lovell and Dance Fever contestants
Images; Through the Film Magnifier: Carlton Fisk, The Kingston Trio, Dudley Moore, a beard contest and more