Constable: Are those who don't wear masks vaccinated or ... 'the other'?
Is that maskless stranger fully vaccinated, following the CDC guidelines and just like me? Or is that person one of "the other," who thinks the virus is a hoax, refuses to get the vaccine and has never worn a mask?
Pritzker rescinding mask rule for fully vaccinated residentsIllinois has updated its mask rules to reflect recent CDC guidelines for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said, but the state won't provide IDs for proof. Others say they're worried about unmasking.
Suburban Palestinians, Jews distressed over rising tensions in Middle EastSuburban Palestinians and Jews are feeling a mix of emotions ranging from fear, anger and distress over concern for friends and family members to glimmers of hopefulness for a peaceful end to the escalating violence and a rising death toll in the Gaza Strip, occupied West Bank and Israel.
A Facebook food group comes together to make a cookbookThe pandemic gave them lemons. So they made lemon rosemary chicken. A Facebook group that swapped homemade recipes after restaurants were shuttered during lockdown has blossomed into a vibrant online community and has now produced a cookbook called "In the Quarantine Kitchen."
Twin doctors battle entrenched racism in medicineAt 33, Dr. Brittani James and her twin, Dr. Brandi Jackson, have taken on the medical establishment in pioneering work to eliminate racism in medicine. "We're teaching how to see it and how to undo it," Jackson said.
Sleep hygiene first step to getting needed restQ: Even before the pandemic, I had trouble with sleep. It's hard to fall asleep and to stay asleep. I don't want to use any pills or medicines. Are there nondrug approaches that can work? What about lavender, CBD or magnesium?
Feelings of grief over family separationA reader alerted me to a problem I'm sure many families face -- sadness, even grief, over family that live far away.
COVID-19 vaccines and children -- what to knowNow that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children ages 12-15, we know parents are likely to have questions. Here are some important things to know.
How -- and where -- to enjoy outdoor drinks or dinner with your dog in the suburbsWant to grab a drink on a dog-friendly restaurant patio with your pooch? Here's what you -- and your pup -- should know before heading out.
No maskless free-for-all yet: Here's where precautions remain in place in the suburbsNumerous entities -- from pharmacies to schools, cinemas and religious organizations -- said Friday they will continue to require face masks to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the short term, despite the federal government relaxing rules for fully vaccinated Americans. That cautious approach comes amid two days of churn and some confusion.
Suburban Skyview: A final aloha to Aloha FallsThis week's Suburban Skyview casts its lens over the shuttered Aloha Falls miniature golf course in Libertyville, soon likely to be replaced by a gas station.
'I had a lot of emotions that night': Elgin couple get engaged on ABC's 'Pooch Perfect'An Elgin couple competing together on the ABC network dog grooming show "Pooch Perfect" got engaged during Tuesday's episode. Alyssa Kasiba and Justin Dorn have made it to the final three and will compete for the $100,000 prize on next week's episode. Locally, they operate a mobile dog grooming business called Simply Diffurent.
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