Friday, September 18, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Sept. 6 through Sept. 18

In honor of 9/11 last Friday, I held the round-up, so I'm playing catch-up this week.

Below are cover stories and the link to the feature briefs and event calendars, which I write/edit. The fourth calendar, Gotta Do It, runs each Sunday and often stays on the home page through the week.

The link to features briefs and calendars:

And here ya go:

Homer Glen woman starts local chapter of 100+ Women Who Care

The concept of this non-profit is so amazingly simple.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet woman didn't want anyone to be forgotten

What she asked at the end of her life inspires awe.

Joliet family raising money for stroke victim homebound since 2007 (VIDEO EXTRA)

This woman isn't even thirty. Even her doctor says she needs to get out of the house. Her need is simple: a ramp.

Joliet church to host five-year anniversary and grand opening of new space (VIDEO EXTRA)

It was the first time I had been in the old Cub Food since the store closed. The photos of the storeroom reflect that time; the church's journey from start-up to prolific membership is astounding.

Morris Couple receives American Gothic tribute painting as gift

It's the many personalized details that make this unique.

Minooka High School student spent seven weeks studying abroad
By Allison Selk

And she came home with a unqiue perspective on the Korean culture.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet man personified the values he cherished

Gene Finney was a quiet man, but his actions carried substantial weight.

Manhattan resident to participate in 3-day event to raise funds for kidney care

Jacob Nagy doesn't have chronic kidney disease and neither do his family and friends. So why is he raising money for the cause - and taking vacation time and paying his own expenses to take part?

New Lenox priest created images based on St. Augustine's 'Confessions' (VIDEO EXTRA)

To Rev. Don Bates' knowledge, these works have not been illustrated, until now. Bates' 80 pieces are not for sale, but he has good reasons for it.

Lockport man to play for Pope Francis in Washington D.C.

His unique program of performances show solid grounding in the Catholic faith.

Experts discuss ways to increase the Joliet area monarch population well as why monarchs are dwindling and why we should save them.

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