Top Teacher: How a Saint Viator teacher connects literary classics with current events
In Megan O'Neill's English classes at Saint Viator High School, students are just as likely to study classics like "The Scarlet Letter" as they are Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb." It's where she weaves in the past with the present, and no daily lesson plan is ever the same.
Bright green and orange lasagna can brighten winter with comfort, tooBright colors found in this Green and Orange Lasagna will brighten up your winter dinner plate.
Dining events: City Works and Old Town Pour House locations reopenCity Works and Old Town Pour House locations are back open again, and Friday fish specials keep popping up at suburban restaurants.
Palatine Senior Center reopening on limited basisThe Palatine Township Senior Center has reopened on a limited basis by appointment/invitation only, and hopes to gradually continue offering more activities and programs as the COVID-19 pandemic loosens its grip on the Northwest suburbs.
Grants awarded to Elgin projects aiming to fight community inequitiesElevating Equity, a grantmaking program initiated by Grand Victoria Foundation, has chosen its first 10 grassroots-led projects to fund. The program awarded grants totaling $40,000 to groups and individuals seeking to address inequities in the Elgin community.
Rep. Schneider seeks student artwork for congressional contestU.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield is inviting students who live in the 10th House District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
Made-from-scratch chocolate pudding is better sugar-freeA deep love of cook-and-serve pudding leads Don Mauer to hunt for a tasty sugar-free version worthy of childhood memories.
State announces new federal funding to feed low-income studentsGov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced new federal funding to expand the state's food assistance program for school-age children who would normally receive free or reduced-price meals. Benefits will be mailed out to families in a debit card starting next month.
Elburn, Aurora food pantries win big during Check-Out ChallengeState Sen. Karina Villa and state Rep. Barbara Hernandez may both be Democrats, but they were rivals on Monday at the Kane County Farm Bureau's 20th Annual Food Check-Out Challenge.
Constable: Awards honor accomplishments by people with paralysisTwo suburbanites are among the winners of the Socrates Award, given to inspiring people with paralysis.
Best Bets: Joffrey Ballet premieres online 'Boléro'The Joffrey Ballet debuts a new virtual take on Ravel's "Bolero," the McAninch Arts Center streams "Piaf! the Show" and the Elmhurst Art Museum debuts an exhibit about Martin Luther King Jr. and his activism in Chicago.
The year of the pandemic: First suburban COVID-19 patients recall their 'lonely' yearThe Palatine couple who were the suburbs' first confirmed COVID-19 cases reflect on the year that has gone by since their initial diagnosis.