Model trains in a tire shop? Palatine auto service center display delights fans of all ages
John Busch III, manager of Busch Auto Service Center in Palatine, admits it: You don't expect to see a Christmas train display in the showroom of a Goodyear tire dealer. But that's the beauty of it. It catches customers by surprise, and what a delightful surprise it is.
Listening is key for Fox Valley Hands of Hope volunteerThe stories are deep, the emotions are raw, and the pain is sometimes overwhelming. But Ken Karczewski doesn't let his experience volunteering with Fox Valley Hands of Hope weigh on him.
Dining out: From holiday cocktails, ice cream and doughnuts to National Cupcake DayTuscany Wheeling mixes up holiday cocktails, Broken Oar's Arctic Winter Bar is now open on the weekends, Molly's Cupcakes fetes National Cupcake Day and Osteria Trulli celebrates four years with a five-course Italian wine dinner.
Naperville mosque to highlight Muslims Around the WorldThe way Muslims live, eat and worship around the globe will be the focus of an event Saturday at the Islamic Center of Naperville.
Believe Project: $100 to help a friend who puts everyone before herselfToday's recipient of a $100 bill through our Believe Project is Diane Purpura of Bartlett. Here is her story ...
Who has the best holiday lights in the 'burbs? Cast your voteOnline voting has started in the Daily Herald's 2019 holiday lights contest. Vote as many times as you like for as many photos as you like. All voters will be entered into a random drawing for six Classic Cinema movie passes.
5 events for $5 (or less): Lego Train Show returns to Wheaton's Cantigny ParkLooking for budget-friendly fun? See the Lego Train Show at Wheaton's Cantigny Park, shop the Festival of Art & Craft Shows at St. Charles' Pheasant Run Resort or check out Hanukkah Happenings at Vernon Hills' Hawthorn Mall.
Constable: When Mount Prospect woman's unfinished quilt was discovered, 1,000 people worldwide helped finish itWhen Shannon Downey peeked into the bin in the bedroom of a Mount Prospect woman who died at age 99, she knew there would be no rest until she could complete the woman's unfinished quilt. How she does that brings a community together.
How a St. Charles teacher is instilling love for math in young studentsLynn Pittner has several methods for helping her students at Davis Primary School in St. Charles develop a conceptual understanding of math. But parents and colleagues say the math specialist's enthusiasm for the subject ignites a passion in them, too.
Naperville prevention advocate leads with 'quiet, kind' powerNaperville substance use prevention leader Karen Jarczyk leads teens away from drugs with a "power that is quiet and kind." Her ability to create "communities of caring" makes her a person to be thankful for.
There's a reason you turn down the radio to thinkQ: My boyfriend laughs when I turn down the car stereo when I'm trying to find a new address, but I've seen his dad do the same thing when he's changing lanes on the freeway. Why does the quiet make you feel like you can see better?
Experts now say bariatric surgery is safe for teens with obesity. One suburban 17-year-old tried it.Bariatric surgery is now recommended as a safe weight-loss options for teens with severe obesity. Here's how it works, including for one suburban high school student, and why doctors say it helps to have surgery earlier than later.