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Recent articles by Madhu:

1 person killed, 3 injured in two-vehicle crash in Lake County

One person was killed and three others injured in a two-vehicle crash in unincorporated Waukegan Thursday morning, authorities said. → Read More

Suburban women share fears, hopes for future amid reignited abortion debate

Suburban women speak out about the possibility of losing reproductive and other rights gained in the past 50 years. Their reactions stem from a leaked draft of an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade -- the landmark 1973 decision barring excessive government restrictions on abortion. → Read More

Harper, ECC semifinalists for $1 million Aspen Prize for community college excellence

Harper College in Palatine and Elgin Community College are among 25 semifinalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, officials announced Wednesday. → Read More

Christians across suburbs usher in solemn, yet hopeful Easter season

Church leaders across the suburbs have been emphasizing messages of hope and peace recognizing that Christians worldwide are ushering a solemn Easter season this year amid global crises and personal strife. → Read More

Suburbanites usher in spring with bright colors at Naperville Holi festival

A mist of bright, rainbow-hued powder enveloped hundreds of suburbanites Saturday as they participated in the Simply Vedic Cultural Society's "Holi -- The Festival of Colors" at Grand Pavilion Riverwalk in Naperville. → Read More

Cardinal joins Islamic council for interfaith iftar

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago hosted its 23rd annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar in person Tuesday after a two-year pandemic hiatus. → Read More

Harper College law enforcement career fair seeks minority recruits

Harper College will host its Law Enforcement Career Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at its Palatine campus. The event is open to all, but partly is focused on attracting more minority recruits. → Read More

Billboard campaign aims to combat negative stereotypes about Muslim women

Driving north along I-294, half a mile north of I-290, you might notice a billboard showing an illustration of a covered Muslim woman with an outstretched hand and closed fist. It's part of a four-week "My Hijab-My Right" campaign launched by three Chicago-area Islamic groups to combat negative stereotypes about Muslim women. → Read More

Women in media to share insights, challenges at Harper panel discussion

In keeping with the theme of Women's History Month, I will be part of a panel of women speakers sharing insights on the opportunities and challenges facing women in media leadership on April 8 at Harper College in Palatine. → Read More

Report: Teacher, school employee shortages worsened during pandemic

Teacher and school employee shortages have worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Illinois Education Association's fourth annual State of Education report released Wednesday. → Read More

'I see women trailblazing despite obstacles': Suburban leaders share messages on international day

Tuesday's interactive Google drawing representing diverse women, social media images showing people crossing their arms to form an X, and world leaders, celebrities and corporations issuing messages of support are part of a global campaign to recognize the value of women. → Read More

Momos! Glenview restaurateur bringing Nepalese comfort food to the masses

For years, Glenview restaurateur Vivek Kunwar would enter his signature Nepalese comfort food -- momos -- into local food shows and street fairs. Now Kunwar's Himalayan dumplings are accessible to the masses and are being sold at dozens of grocers across the Midwest. → Read More

How suburban schools are reacting to mask ruling

Suburban school leaders are modifying masking rules after the downstate appellate court ruling on the state's indoor mask requirement in schools. → Read More

Benedictine University launches interfaith mentorship program for high schoolers

Ten Illinois high school students from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds have been selected to participate in Benedictine University's first interfaith mentorship program. → Read More

Suburban pastor recalls how MLK inspired churches to action

Glen Ellyn pastor James Shannon was 7 years old when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. first came to Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He was inspired by King's activism and saw how "the best vehicle for change was through the church." → Read More

Suburban Mosaic: Illinois to observe Muhammad Ali Day along with MLK on Jan. 17

Many suburban communities will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with remembrances and celebrations on Jan. 17. But this year, Illinoisans also will celebrate another champion of civic justice on that same day - Jan. 17, 2022, marks the first observance of Muhammad Ali Day in Illinois. → Read More

Suburban Mosaic: How we covered our diverse suburban communities in 2021, and what we have in store for 2022

It's been a momentous year for our rich suburban mosaic of diverse communities within the Daily Herald's coverage area, not in the least of which is weathering year two of an unrelenting pandemic together. → Read More

Suburban Muslims return to mosques for Ramadan prayers

Area Muslims will welcome the start of Ramadan tonight with a return to in-person, nightly communal gatherings for prayer at suburban mosques, and monthlong daytime fasting. → Read More

Teaching Black history: How educators in Illinois say it needs to evolve beyond the key figures

As Black History Month begins today, some suburban educators say it's time for Black history education to evolve beyond focusing on slavery, the Civil War and notable African Americans of the past. Some educators are calling for increased emphasis on contemporary stories of prominent, and hidden, Black figures and their contributions to society. → Read More

Retired Gen. David Petraeus shares insights at Judson forum

Former CIA director and retired four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus spoke Friday during Judson University’s World Leaders Forum at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg. Petraeus talked about the U.S. troop pullout in Afghanistan and shared highlights from his 37-year career, including overseeing U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and heading the CIA under… → Read More