Okay, vampire fans, time to catch up!
It's been a busy couple of weeks. Here's a round-up of my work at The Herald-News - my stories and the stories I've been privileged to edit:
Former educator for Joliet Public Schools District 86 repairs and donates toys
By Mauverneen Blevins
An ordinary trip with his wife to Good Will to buy clothes turned into a whole new avocation.
An Extraordinary Life: New Lenox man was so enamoured with the drums
While playing for fun and profit, as well as teaching children the skill, Tom Goodwin managed to put family first.
Lockport woman begins grassroots ministry
By Sean Leary
She has one goal: to give and praise to God and encourage others to do likewise.
Joliet photographers' gallery works a very mixed bag
By Brittany Keeperman
For forty years, Bob Campbell has been shooting portraits in his unique style, and that career began with a Beach Boys concert.
Joliet neighbors are hobby bird breeders, toymakers
In a story reminiscent of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the venture started more like this: if you take a friend to a bird fair...
Stroke response care and neuro care available in Will County
By Jeanne Millsap
Ten years ago, neurosurgeons that performed cranial surgery had vanished from the area, due to unafforable malpractice insurance premiums. Today, hospitals in Will County offer university-level care at the community level. Read one woman's amazing story...
Two Joliet pastors form community initiative to stop gun violence
One reached out to New Town after the school shootings, another has been the victim of gun violence. But both pastors are saying, "Enough is enough!"
Retired Mokena pastor teaches adults to play at Joliet church
Nancy Pfaltzgraf believes the secret of youth is not in jars and creams, but in a child-like, playful spirit.