'Biggest Loser' contestant O'Neal Hampton, who lost over 180 lbs., is starting a new live-in weight-loss and nutrition program, Fitness North, at Surfside in Tofte. He spoke with Buck Oct. 22 about what it takes to be successful making big life changes.
Filmmakers Stefan Quinth and Bill Beyer talked with Bob recently about "Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian," a light-hearted film series exploring contemporary Scandinavian America. A few Ole & Lena jokes were told in the process.
Local musicians Barbara Jean Johnson and Bump Blomberg stopped in to Studio A Oct. 22 to chat and play a few tunes.
Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.
In 1933, Cook County was just another area of the United States struggling with the Great Depression. But a program begun by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the Civilian Conservation Corps offered hope for the future of both Cook County and area young men. In this episode, former CCC enrollees and construction foremen recall their experience working in Cook County’s CCC camps. This piece is part of WTIP’s ongoing series on the legacy of CCC in Cook County.