Friday, January 30, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Week of January 25, 2015

It was a busy byline week for me, especially with losing Monday again. Next week, I'll be stepping aside and featuring the equally fine works of my freelance writers. I have to say, part of the fun of being an editor is matching story ideas with the writers that would most enjoy writing them.

At any rate, here are the feature covers from this past week:

Frankfort autistic man makes and sells art through Chicago non-profit

Mom has advocated for him since his diagnosis; his work is good; and the non-profit works is dedicated to helping mentally and developmentally disabled professional artists. A cool story all the way around, with video extras by our web editor Chris Lafortune.

An Extraordinary Life: Former head of Joliet Junior College culinary arts deparment was hardworking, dedicated

Believe it or not, the man's wife called The Herald-News, not the other way around. For me, it was interesting to see how the industry overall and the JJC culinary department in particular has evolved.

Medical staff at Joliet hospital supports one of its own

A night of bowling fun proves these health professionals know a deeper meaning of patient care. Plus, an interview with a really nice young man and cancer patient who definitely has his head on straight.

New Lenox Historical Society to present program of historic New Lenox church

If you like history, church history, or New Lenox history, this is a story to read...and a program to attend. Side fun note for me, not included in the story. A former neighbor and friend of mine, as well as master carpeneter, Roy Stellwagon (deceased) was part of the original building committee, something I learned during the interviews.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason brings classic guitar work to Joliet

I received the press release from Mason's managment company, and I thought, "Oh, yes?!" Don't know who Dave Mason is? Odds are you've still heard is work. Read on!

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