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TikTok Challenge Ends In Jaw-Dropping Moment For Two Illinois Teens

TikTok is full of "challenges" some are fun, some are dangerous, and some are stupid. One of the latest trends on good 'ole TikTok is the water bottle fan challenge. For this challenge, you need two people, two blindfolds, a half-full water bottle, string, and a ceiling fan. The water bottle needs to be closed and tied to a fan blade, hanging about 3 feet.
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Illinois quick hits: Baby formula hotline, Child Labor Law signed, Oakbrook red light camera ordered down

There's an Illinois helpline for families looking to get baby formula that's in short supply around the country. The Illinois Department of Human Services is taking calls at 1-800-843-6154. State officials are urging retailers to set aside formula for low-income families that get subsidies. More information can be found at

OPRF boys run away with WSC-Silver track and field title

The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys track and field team won the West Suburban Conference Silver Division championship May 13 at Lyons Township High School in convincing fashion. The Huskies’ 153 points outdistanced second-place Hinsdale Central by 49 points. Senior Ian Kelley swept the hurdles events...

Now This Is A Sweet Time… Illinois Chocolate Fest This Weekend

This Illinois Festival proves that everything tastes better dipped in chocolate. This is probably the only time in my life that I'll compare myself to Superman. Chocolate is my Kryptonite. I have such a huge weakness for the delicious candy. It tastes so good when it hits your lips. I haven't met too many people who don't like chocolate. Can you trust someone who doesn't?

Police: Maywood mayor arrested for drunk driving on Kennedy

CHICAGO — The mayor of Maywood was arrested Sunday for alleged drunk driving on the Kennedy expressway. Nathanial Booker, 37, was arrested early Sunday morning at around 1:30 a.m. after police responded to I-90 near Halsted. Police said Booker’s vehicle was discovered in an outbound middle lane obstructing traffic. Police believed Booker was under the […]

Register For Bird-Watching Programs This Summer!

Enjoy the changing seasons as we hike, look, and listen for the birds inhabiting our forest preserves, this summer. Forest Preserve District naturalists will cover basic bird identification skills and share a few interesting stories along the way during “Summer Bird Watching.”. The Forest Preserve District will be offering...

Tow truck driver found guilty of murder in suburban road rage shooting

WHEATON, Ill. — A suburban tow truck driver was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday following a road rage shooting in 2017. Anthony Tillmon, 39, formerly of Lansing, faces 45 to life following the April, 21, 2017 shooting near the I-294 interchange in Oak Brook. Tillmon and the victim, Eduardo Munoz, 43, of Florida, were […]

Heather Christine Rohde, 34

Heather Christine Rohde, 34, of Dekalb, IL passed away unexpectedly on May 14th, 2022. Heather was born on December 23rd,1987 in Berwyn, IL. The daughter of Donna Jean (Adamcyk) Rohde and Jason Rohde. Heather’s greatest and proudest accomplishment was her son, Lorenzo. She loved him dearly, and he was the center of her world. Heather completed her GED in 2011. She always put other people before herself. She even became the Plano, Illinois hometown hero for risking her life to save a drowning boy in 2015 from a pond. She had an empathic heart and was passionate for other people in maintaining sobriety. She enjoyed being a “foodi” with her partner, Aaron, and trying different cuisines and recipes. She loved nature walks and the scenery, as this helped with her creativity to show her art to the world. She loved the Chicago Bears, and her favorite holiday was Halloween. With her beautiful smile, warm personality and contagious laugh, she could light up a room just by walking into it. Heather was a loving daughter, mother, sister and friend to many.

I-CASH returns $43K+ to Ukrainian church

Illinois State Treasurer’s office today announced the return of more than $43,000 in unclaimed property to St. Andrew Ukrainian Church in Bloomingdale. The Treasurer’s Office recently found the unclaimed money and reached out to church officials to return it. The gorgeous Ukrainian Orthodox church, which is a cultural and religious center for Chicago’s west suburban Ukrainian community, has stepped up its charity work in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

Barbara Kay Dellenback, M.D., 83

Barbara Kay Dellenback, M.D., age 83 of Yorkville, IL formerly of Hinckley, IL passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Hillside Rehab & Care Center in Yorkville, IL. She was born on October 23, 1938 in Aurora, IL to Ervin and LaVon Dellenback of Hinckley, IL. Growing up in a...