Elgin cemetery walk brings local history to life

Each fall, Elgin's historic dead "rise" from their graves to share their stories at the Bluff City Cemetery. Volunteers in period garb portrayed key figures in local history Sunday during the Elgin Cemetery Walk.

Lake County farming event enjoys new surroundings

Amid the dozens of antique tractors, plows and other pieces of farm machinery on display there was a sense of newness and novelty Sunday at the annual Lake County Farm Heritage and Harvest Festival.

Pow Wow’s Grand Entry highlight of annual event in Naperville

A traditional Grand Entry with performers in full regalia was one of the highlights Sunday of the 23rd annual Harvest Pow Wow in Naperville.

Art in the Barn pages art lovers to Good Shepherd Hospital

Art lovers browsed the work of about 175 artists over the weekend at Art in the Barn, on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

As opioid crisis worsens, demand for detox in suburban hospitals rises

As the types and numbers of addicts increase, more suburban hospitals plan to offer medically monitored detox from drugs.

Bears Players Lock Arms During National Anthem; Steelers Stay In Locker Room

"What makes this the greatest country in the world are the liberties it was founded upon and the freedom to express oneself in a respectful and peaceful manner," said the Bears chairman in a statement ahead of the game. [ more › ]

Missing 83-year-old man returned home, Des Plaines police say

Des Plaines police said a man who was reported missing Saturday afternoon was found about three hours later. Police said 83-year-old Seung Lyu, who suffers from dementia, returned home.

The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Sun, Sept 24

1. The Hideout Block Party is raging all afternoon and evening today, with a headlining set from Screaming Females at 8pm. Entry is $20, and the party starts at 1pm. 2. Dovetail Brewery and Begyle Brewing team up for Oktoberfestiversary, an outdoor party with live music, food trucks and lots of beer. The fun starts at 11am and entry is a $5 suggested donation. 3. Today is the final day of Hyde Park Jazz Festival, with performances from guitarist Henry Johnson and a New Orleans jazz tribute band. It’s all free and happening at various venues in Hyde Park. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.

10 Awesome Kitchen Tools For Under $25

If you're one of the three people on this planet who still uses speed dial, it's time to take your local pizza place off it. From a wine decanter to a corn stripper — it's not what it sounds like, we promise! — these 10 gadgets will make you actually want to get into your kitchen at home and whip up your own meals. [ more › ]

Constable: Camp One Step still saving two-time cancer survivor

Five years ago, Bartlett native and childhood cancer survivor Colleen McGrath had just started working for the childhood cancer camp she credited with saving her life when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She rejected the idea of hospice, and now, at 32, a cancer-free McGrath is the social media coordinator for Camp One Step.

Girls volleyball: Downers North sneaks up on Waubonsie Valley field

Two weeks into the girls volleyball season, some outsiders looking at a 4-3 record might have been quick to write off Downers Grove North.But volleyball fans paying attention knew the Trojans had plenty of talent this fall. They also knew the team was dropping matches to state powers like Marian Catholic, Mother McAuley and Benet while opening up with a less-than-stellar record early on.Fast forward to Saturday at the Waubonsie Valley Warrior Blast, and Downers Grove North was knocking off Batavia 26-24, 25-19 to capture its second straight title at the 12-team tournament. The 15-5 Trojans have now won 11 of 13 matches, with the lone setbacks coming against powers Marist and Sandburg at the Wheaton Classic, where they finished a solid fourth."We played some tough teams at the beginning of the season, but yeah we've been doing really well lately," said senior outside hitter Clare Delaplane, who had 10 kills in Saturday's finals. "I feel like everyone's been improving and ..

11-year-old boy dies while playing in Fox River

An 11-year-old Aurora boy died Saturday while playing in the Fox River with his friends, officials said.

Girls tennis: Wins a cool treat to Glenbard West

Glenbard West won the Wheaton North girls tennis quadrangular meet.

Demand for detox in suburban hospitals rises as opioid crisis worsens

As the types and numbers of addicts increase, more suburban hospitals plan to offer medically monitored detox from drugs.

Emotional homecoming for former Arlington High students, staff

Guy Vena, the longtime dean of students at the former Arlington High School, which closed in 1984, was one of hundreds who returned Saturday for the all-school homecoming reunion. "My years here were some of the best years of my life," Vena said, trying to check his emotions.