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Strom: Politicians 'playing chicken' in the AG market

MAPLE PARK – Many years ago a couple high school kids were playing chicken while driving grain trucks. Tragically, both ended up losing their lives.

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Local girl a scarily good makeup artist

SUGAR GROVE – While many moviegoers will turn their heads or close their eyes during a gruesome scene in a flick, McKenna Larsen will squeal with delight, wide-eyed and wondering how they created those really cool special effects.

Lawmakers hear nurses' concerns at hospital forum

ELGIN – In emergency room at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, there can be multiple patients awaiting treatment who have mental health issues. It can be a challenge for staff, as there's no portion of the ER set up to serve the special needs of these patients.

Wild Wednesdays keep little ones busy with critters, crafts and company

ST. CHARLES – Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles is putting the wild into Wednesdays with interactive, imaginative programs for young children filled with critter visits, crafts and play-based activities.

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