It’s the weekend, and that often means you want to take a break from the news of the day. Each week, we’ll compile a list of “good reads” from Patch sites around the area. They’re happy or compelling or otherwise interesting stories for your weekend reading pleasure.
Every parent should have this much joy at report card time. Check out this amazing video.
Tapeko, a 31-year-old dolphin at the Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a 40-pound, 3.5-foot male dolphin calf on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Chicago Zoological Society announced Thursday.
Mike Pikowski was an Oak Park businessman who was an active parent volunteer and a “dynamic, outgoing and fun guy.” He also had a mental illness, his wife Jennifer Pikowski said.
Despite his efforts to manage his depression, he fell victim to it and took his life on January 30. He was 41. He would have turned 42 on Monday.
Keith Heger, or Morton Grove, explains how he made a two-month trek over the mostly-frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole for the centennial of Admiral Peary's achievement. It was made into a movie.
In a Halloween-inspired query, Redfin checked to see how homes near cemeteries sell.