Suburban biking groups show a little creativity during the shutdown
"Given lemons, make lemonade" is the old saying. Some bikers have gone way beyond lemonade displaying pandemic shutdown creativity in Schaumburg, Palatine and Wheaton.
Need for minority organ donors is acute, says suburban group matching recipientsRacial and ethnic minorities make up nearly 60% of those waiting for life-saving organs in the United States, but only a third of registered donors, according to Itasca-based Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network.
How to succeed at high-intensity workouts on your ownMost CrossFit workouts mix weightlifting with high intensity interval training (HIIT), and they are usually short but intense, with intervals that spike the heart rate and leave you gasping for air.
COVID-19 affects sense of smell differently than colds, fluQ: Why are people making a big deal out of the fact that you can lose your sense of smell and taste when you get sick with COVID-19? The same thing happens to me when I've got a plain old cold.
Analysis: New grads should take (almost) any job that paysUpon graduating with a college degree, perhaps with debt, it's common to adopt a mindset that a particular type of job is beneath you. It's not. A paycheck is a paycheck, and especially during difficult times, you should consider all your options within the realm of what is legal and what aligns with your values.
An outing with friends, a sports event, a mother's hug: Readers' last 'normal' thing before COVID-19What was the last normal thing you remember doing before March 20, the date six months ago when the COVID-19 pandemic led Gov. J.B. Pritzker to order people to isolate at home to try to keep the disease at bay? We posed the question to Daily Herald readers, and hundreds of you answered.
COVID safety precautions for college studentsDespite indications that young adults are less at risk of COVID-19, the hazards are real. Whether living on campus or learning remotely, college students need to take precautions.
Constable: Palatine pair survives virus, still wears masks and practices social distancingBob Dix of Palatine first heard the word coronavirus "when I had it." He and his wife, Regina Dix, were the third and fourth patients in Illinois to be diagnosed with COVID-19 and already had recovered when the March 20 order came for Illinoisians to enter isolation.
When you enjoy gardening, you'll love autumnFall is a great time to plant and transplant trees and shrubs. Fall conditions, which include warm soil, moderate air temperatures and rain, help plants re-establish their root systems.
Remote learning this year? Check out these tips for successSo you've set up a designated workspace for your child to do their e-learning this year. Maybe you've even upgraded your internet speed. But there may be even more you haven't considered. Here are additional tips for making the most out of your child's remote education.
Six steps for a foolproof paint jobThey're easy to take for granted, but the walls and ceilings in your home are asked to do a lot -- from setting your interior color palette and displaying decor to weathering the pounding and pressure they take from kids, pets and adults alike. It's no wonder why the experts recommend repainting your walls every few years.
Virus creates demand for yoga in Arlington Heights parkCombining music with movement, Hop Along Yogi offers safe, socially distanced parent and child yoga session in the great outdoors at Klehm Park in Arlington Heights.
Back to the pantry: Wauconda restaurant uses pantry's unused veggies to raise moneyWhen Joe Kafka, the co-owner of Bulldogs Grill in Wauconda, heard the local food pantry had vegetables that go unused, he created a tasty way to help. For the past few Fridays, Kafka has been using vegetables from the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry as ingredients for a new menu item he sells for $4 a bowl, with proceeds going back to the pantry.
Images; Through the Film Magnifier: Carlton Fisk, The Kingston Trio, Dudley Moore, a beard contest and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more