Friday, April 24, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Week of April 19, 2015

Adding the "Pets of the Week" feature I assemble each week, for people in thet Will/Grundy areas that might  be seeking the right furry, four-footed addition to their family.

To scroll through the many, many briefs of community news I put together each week (all without a byline) visit

Joliet woman an asset on and off the court

The first video I shot of her was accidentally deleted from my phone, so I went back and did it again. I want to be her when I'm seventy-four.

An Extraordinary Life: Former Joliet man and Chicago high school teacher strived for sanctity

This thirty-three-year-old man who died unexpectedly and far too soon. Yet, according to him (and expounded upon by his father in the video extra), Kevin Hansen would not have considered it a tragedy.

Pets of the Week

They want to get out of that chair
By Jeanne Millsap

My favorite story of any Jeanne has written for me. A profile of an area program that helps injured veterans become physically fit. Includes a video of one quadriplegic working out.

Catholic youth choir raising funds to sing in Rome

If you want to hear angelic voices, listen to the video clip. Better yet, support the cause and attend the concert and hear them in person. Beautiful!

JJC pastry chef says TV competition a whirlwind of go, go, go

Chef Andy Chlebana was chosen to be a part of a new Food Network show. He had back away from competition, but he agreed once his teacher's instincts kicked in. Check out the video of Chlebana keeping his students moving behind the scenes at last week's Spring Gala.

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