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.
Chicago Bears' center Roberto Garza had his head shaved in honor of a 7-year-old Highwood boy in remission from leukemia.
At Glenview's new Eco Gym, the treadmills help power the electricity—so the more you work out, the less electricity the gym needs to use.
Maickel Melamed was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, which has left him with a permanent physical disability. He finished last weekend's Chicago Marathon in 16 hours and 46 minutes.
“One of the things I have to work through at the beginning of the school year is I say we are not going to just sit here and watchCSI,” says the class’ teacher. “We actually do science. I also tell the kids I know I have done my job when you walk into class and say I can’t watch CSI anymore because I know how wrong it is.”