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  • Good Natured: All about angelica, the beautiful behemoth

    Holy great angelica, Batman!During the past few weeks I’ve gotten a number of requests for identific ...
    July 3, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Locals enjoy Butterfly House in Geneva

    Lauren Adamo of West Chicago shows her daughter Madison, 2, a butterfly Thursday at the Butterfly House at Peck Farm Park in Geneva.
    July 3, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • Opening reception set for St. Charles Arts Council's neXt gallery

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Arts Council’s neXt gallery will host an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 303 W. Main St., St. Charl ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Youth with special needs become superheroes at a Lemont camp

    LEMONT – When one teen temporarily shed his wheelchair for superhero flying powers, he wanted to sing the R. Kelly song, “I Believe I Can Fly.”
    July 2, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Lockport woman runs ministry to provide inner-city youth with basic needs

    LOCKPORT – Showing compassion to single-parent and poverty-stricken homes is deep in the heart Diane Carroll of Lockport, a single mom who has known f ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Batavia resident pens first novel

    BATAVIA – After being a longtime teacher in Naperville, Batavia resident Julie Oleszek resigned to pen her first novel, “The Fifth Floor,” a fictional ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Geneva resident Lilly Nowak wins Geneva's Got Talent competition

    GENEVA – Lilly Nowak, a 12-year-old Geneva resident, was named Saturday as the winner of the fourth annual Geneva’s Got Talent competition, the Geneva ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Batavia Farmers' Market celebrating 20 years

    BATAVIA – Jim and Teri Pohorsky of Batavia were toting bags full of vegetables they recently bought at the Batavia Farmers’ Market.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Kaneland graduate releases 5th published novel

    Tammy Schmidt, a 1993 graduate of Kaneland High School and a Northern Illinois University graduate, said she hopes people enjoy her fifth published no ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • A passion for wildlife

    ELBURN – Laura Kirk, 29, of Oswego, was promoted to the position of director of animal care at Elburn-based Fox Valley Wildlife Center by its board of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Joliet motivational speaker wants seniors to embrace new experiences

    SHOREWOOD – Rufus Stephens has run seven 5Ks in the past nine months simply because one of his co-workers was looking for someone to join in.
    June 27, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Good Natured: Snack time for a fishing spider

    If you’ve ever traveled with teens or tweens (or me, for that matter) you know that food for the trip is a primary concern. Meals and snacks are plann ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Elmhurst summit tackles heroin use in community

    ELMHURST – Rob Baumgartner, 34, recently celebrated the first anniversary of his sobriety at a heroin summit organized by state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Vil ...
    June 26, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Snapshot: Digging in at new Elmhurst Hospital facility to open in Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – Elmhurst Hospital personnel, project architects, developers and village of Hinsdale officials were on hand June 24 with shovels ready to br ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • MacNeal Hospital names new vice president

    BERWYN – MacNeal Hospital named James R. Williams as the hospital’s new vice president of Ambulatory and Ancillary Services, according to a news relea ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm
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