'Years of dreaming': New collection of therapeutic tools debuts at Arlington Heights library
What's the idea behind the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's new Accessibility Support Collection that formally launched Tuesday night? To give families and therapists the opportunity to try out some of the 350 specialized items before purchasing them.
As FDA panel backs Pfizer shot for kids 5-11, when can yours get one? Here are local plans so farAn FDA advisory committee today voted 17-0 with one abstention to back the vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. So when and how can your kid get a COVID-19 shot? Pediatricians' offices, clinics and schools are among options in the suburbs, but officials are still waiting on final approvals. Here's what we know.
Two comfort food favorites are given a seasonal spin to broaden kids' palatesGetting kids to try different foods is as easy as swapping in new ingredients to old favorites, such as adding pumpkin to mac and cheese or squash to quesadillas.
'Ollie' the Antioch village hall ghost, and other history to be found in suburb's scavenger huntThrough the years, many who have worked at Antioch village hall say they have felt an unexplained presence, heard an unexpected noise or saw a fleeting image. Benign but sometimes unnerving ghosts said to inhabit buildings downtown are among the stories showcased in an interactive community scavenger hunt called Uncover Antioch.
Dining bites: Prisoner Wine Dinner, Andy's new seasonal treats & moreStart the weekend at Thorn Restaurant's four-course Prisoner Wine Dinner Friday. Plus, Two Brothers Coffee Roasters recently collaborated with Chicago's Field Museum on the new Fossil Fuel coffee and Andy's Frozen Custard is now serving apple pie and pumpkin pie treats.
Trick-or-treat hours throughout the suburbsThis year, Halloween falls on a Sunday. Check our list of trick-or-treat hours so you can have the candy ready when your doorbell starts to ring.
Halloween bar bashes, pub crawls return this yearHalloween weekend is upon us, and for all those who don't have plans yet to celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year, here are some Halloween happenings at entertainment venues in the suburbs and city.
Children age 11 and younger represent 15.8% of new COVID-19 cases in IllinoisNew cases of COVID-19 among Illinois children ages 5 to 11 reached 277 Tuesday, the same day a federal panel of experts recommended use of Pfizer's vaccine for that cohort.
Bartlett bilingual kindergarten teacher's love for languages inspires her workWhen Crissa Almughrabi started learning Spanish at age 12, it was just a hobby. She never thought it would become her calling years later. "I absolutely love the language," says Almughrabi, 57, of St. Charles, now a dual language kindergarten teacher at Nature Ridge Elementary School in Bartlett.
DuPage to close mass vaccination clinic as focus shifts to inoculating kidsA DuPage County mass vaccination clinic that reopened earlier this month in an effort to administer COVID-19 boosters will shut down again as public health officials prepare to distribute pediatric shots once federal regulators give the go-ahead.
Palatine boy battling leukemia gets special treatment from police departmentEight-year-old Angel Becerra wants to become a police officer -- a resolve reinforced by being treated to a one-of-a-kind day recently by the Palatine Police Department.
Constable: Neither 8-tracks nor CDs nor virus can scratch vinyl marketVinyl records survived 8-track, CDs and even digital streaming. And when the pandemic threatened, vinyl record sales skyrocketed at shops like Kiss The Sky in Batavia.
Best Bets: Kevin Costner to rock the reopening of Des Plaines TheatreKevin Costner & Modern West reopen the renovated Des Plaines Theatre Sunday, Black Violin plays the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Friday, and comedian and self-styled psychic Karen Rontowski performs seasonal standup sets this weekend at Zanies in Rosemont.