| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.
Participants take part in games, camping trips, ceremonies and family adventures....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Northbrook Park District may share space with the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association if voters approve the idea for converting a local Five Seasons Sports Club into a community recreation center, officials say.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
If you want your preschooler to eat more vegetables, skip the marketing -- like all that talk about growing big and strong -- and just serve them, says a new study. Young kids ate more carrots, the study found, when they were served without any message....
| Jun 17, 2014
Monday's thrilling 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in the World Cup gave me an idea for a question to throw out to you. I'll assume that everyone reading this saw that game on TV, if they saw it at all.......
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Winter's longer-than-usual grip on Chicago this year will postpone the opening of the 606, the 2.7-mile park and trail system that's being built atop an old elevated railway spur along Bloomingdale Avenue on the Northwest Side, until June 2015,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The weekend of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim was better than any holiday for Robert Matysek. The South Carolina man loved to spend time swimming with his family.
The 4.4-mile race from Sandy Point State Park to Kent Island was "like Christmas, the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Development plans for the site of the former Rich Port YMCA in La Grange got their first public hearing Tuesday night, when the Plan Commission questioned a proposed condominium complex's size, appearance and impact on traffic.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Laura Metro is one of the lucky ones. Her son, Clay, survived. But Metro will never forget the day Clay, then 3, was pulled out of a swimming pool, looking lifeless.
Clay, now 6, was in a coma for two days before recovering from his fall into the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Noah Bliss is a running phenom.
Just 10 1/2 years old, the Kenosha boy ran two half-marathons in May, setting a record in one and nearly matching it in the other.
He weighs 71 pounds, stands 4 feet 7 inches tall, wears a youth size 4 shoe and is...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Another Fiesta Days celebration has just marched into history and it did it with great style. The events began on Friday night with Casino Night at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. On Saturday the AM Kiwanis Club staged its popular...