Friday, May 22, 2020

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, May 16 through May 22

Good morning! Everyone ready for a long weekend?

Please remember the reason why we have it - and since the weekend will feature no parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic, here's one from 1932 for you to enjoy:

You'll find two sets of information here.

One is all the different places I hang out on social media.

The other is a list of where to find my feature stories and news releases I briefed from this past week.

I hope this information provides knowledge, entertainment, or inspiration.

Stay safe, happy, and blessed!

Non-bylined features:

Search by topic (people, pets, A and E, faith, health, and food) at

Once a week, I do combine a week's worth into a single blog post.

Social media:

Daily updates: I do post the briefs and calendars on Twitter during the week, so you're welcome to follow me at @Denise_Unland61.

BryonySeries stuff: I post curated content relating to the BryonySeries at @BryonySeries. And assorted related content at

And of course, please follow the adventures of Bertrand the Mouse on Instagram at bertrand_bryonyseries.

If you're a writer anywhere in the world, you're welcome to join WriteOn Joliet's Facebook page at We're based in Joliet, Illinois, but we love to meet and interact with writers outside our area, too.

Upcoming BryonySeries events:

A full month of virtual events can be found at

Books and Such

Information on my books (including where to buy) along with upcoming events is at


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Silver Cross CEO, CMO discuss the hospital's experience with COVID19
New Lenox hospital has stressed 1 aspect above all

An Extraordinary Life: A friend with priorities in place

More than COVID toes: skin manifestations of coronavirus may be wide and varied

Tips for easing separation anxiety in pets when the humans go back to work

Fundraiser for employees at Plainfield restaurant runs out of food

This clinic transitioned to telehealth - and half its clients don't have smart devices
Here's how the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is meeting needs of low-income patients

VIDEO: Pace honors Joliet health care workers

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