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Downers Grove Park District BBQ Bolt Run/Walk offers end-of-summer fun on Aug. 29

The Downers Grove Park District will host the BBQ Bolt Run/Walk at 8AM on Saturday, Aug. 29. Starting and finishing at McCollum Park in Downers Grove, the BBQ Bolt will provide an... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

HEAR THE BEARD: My ideas for rebranding Crest Hill

Roughly a year ago, the city of Crest Hill did a survey in which it polled its residents on a direction looking for a direction for rebranding the city. I understand I am a little... — Updated 6/18/2020

 

Dave Says: Don't play the timeshare game

Dear Dave, How do you feel about timeshares, and the free trips and dinners they offer as part of their sales pitches? Is it possible to win with these things? – Dan Dear Dan, In... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

"Spring ahead! Fall back!" That's the simple memory device we've all been taught to remember which way to reset our clocks when daylight saving time begins (on the second Sunday in... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

On my two previous trips to Switzerland's tiny-but-touristy Zermatt, I failed to catch a glimpse of the glorious Matterhorn mountain that draws so many to the burg at its base for... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, I am having a problem with my terrier who has many toys but insists on burying both of his orange toys. When I dig them up in the yard, he seems sad and embarrassed.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few months ago I noticed minor pain in my elbow when I'd lift anything - even something light. Recently, the pain is worsening and moving down my inner forearm.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

DAVE SAYS

Dear Dave, I'm beginning to think we got in over our heads with our house. My wife and I make about $125,000 a year combined, but we've never been able to put anything aside for an... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

Nowadays, pizza is more than just an Italian specialty. You'll find people enjoying it wherever you travel around the world, from America to England to Japan to Qatar and beyond. I'... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

To travel as a pilgrim is to experience "travel with a purpose"-to go beyond tourism and connect more deeply with a place, a culture, or a faith. Travelers considering pilgrimages i... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, I have three female dogs. Sassy the oldest one is 11 and acts like an old lady. Star is 5 and very energetic. They both are good girls and very loving. A couple of weeks... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother and my sister were treated for uterine fibroids in their late 30s. I just turned 35, and I'm starting to worry that I'll get them too. Am I at risk for... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

Dave Says: Don't let 'little kid' ruin your financial plans

Dear Dave: We're debt-free except for our home, and we'll have our fully funded emergency fund of three to six months of expenses - we've agreed on six months' worth - saved up by... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

It can be a challenge when Valentine's Day falls on a weekday. If you have a job or other demanding activities but want to cook for your Valentine, as many people wish to do, how... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Ireland is more than an "Emerald Isle." It's an isle filled with cultural and historic wonders...and lately with lots of tourists, too. And at many of its top sights, reservations... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've noticed several dark spots and cobweb-like strings in my vision. Is this something to be concerned about? ANSWER: Dark spots such as those you describe may... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, In regard to your response to Howard in Oceanside, New York, you said you have never seen a plant die from dogs peeing on it? How about female dogs peeing on your lawn... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

Keep your wallet small and work it into your budget

Dear Dave: I'm trying very hard to get out of debt. I have my beginner emergency fund in place, and I'm living on a monthly budget. Is it OK to include a little wallet cash in my... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

If you have read any of my cookbooks, or eaten in my restaurants, you may have noticed that I have a certain fondness for dried fruit. You'll find them in my desserts, of course.... — Updated 1/29/2020

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Britain, while engulfed in Brexit politics, is constantly investing in first-class projects to share its heritage - and, in so many ways, Britain's heritage is linked to our... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, Our rescue dog has been diagnosed with kidney problems. He is only 4 and takes medication for his condition. The vet does not want us to restrict his water. The problem... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My two-month-old granddaughter's belly button is very large and sticks out well beyond her tummy. What might cause this? Should we be concerned? Will it get... — Updated 1/29/2020

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Rome is nicknamed "The Eternal City" and nowadays it could also be referring to the lines you'll wait in. The city (along with Naples) is better organized than ever for the huge... — Updated 1/22/2020

 

MY PET WORLD

I have a 7-year-old male Shih Tzu named Chipper. After eating breakfast and supper, Chipper will lick the rug in the living room. I find it difficult to break him of this habit.... — Updated 1/22/2020

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I tore my calf muscle while running a few months ago and went to physical therapy for treatment. It seemed to heal well, but last weekend I tried running for the f... — Updated 1/22/2020

 

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