Burt Constable, Daily Herald

Burt Constable

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Burt:

Constable: Self-made filmmaker from Lisle finds his way to make a full-length movie

Without a formal film education, Zachary Trussell of Lisle used his passion and drive to forge his own production company. → Read More

Constable: This DuPage wheelchair basketball team is still in the hunt for basketball glory

The NCAA basketball tournaments no longer feature any local teams from Illinois. But the state-champion Synergy Jr Bulls of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association are competing for the title at the Wheelchair Basketball National Championships next weekend in Wichita, Kansas. → Read More

Constable: Pipes are calling again on St. Patrick's Day, and he's got the answers

The last couple of St. Patrick's Day celebrations have been muted by the pandemic. But Mount Prospect bagpiper J. Kevin Chapman is back in the green this year. → Read More

Constable: Good news for Benedictine alum's family in Ukraine as they flee 'personal' war

Amidst the bleak events of the war in Ukraine, a Benedictine University alum sent her former professor some good news. → Read More

Constable: 'Magical' hearse also brings together the living

Most people probably only take one ride in a hearse. But two members of a family with four generations of funeral directors say they bonded during a road trip from Arkansas to Northbrook in their new hearse. → Read More

Constable: 1884 tombstone finds resting place in Northbrook, but location of remains still a mystery

An 1884 tombstone that has been in the woods of a Cook County Forest Preserve near Northbrook for decades is getting a new resting place. The whereabouts of the deceased are not known for certain. → Read More

Constable: Looking for hope not as sporting as it used to be

ith the bleak news of the world, I used to look to baseball's Opening Day as the beacon of hope. That's no longer an option. → Read More

Constable: Remember when Social Security numbers were used on college ID cards?

Looking through a file of old photographs to use with a column, I am drawn to one of the subject's college ID card from the 1980s. The photo is great, but I don't use it because his Social Security number is prominently displayed on the front. → Read More

Constable: This month's big events are winding down, but here's some news you might have missed

The Super Bowl is history. Valentine's Day is over. The Olympics are winding down. But there are some stories you might have missed, like gains for women during the Olympics, pot for dogs, rom-coms in Illinois and Chicago's oh-so-close winning Olympics bid. → Read More

Constable: 'An open mind, and an open heart'

They met on the day he moved into The Fountains at Crystal Lake senior living community. They'll celebrate Valentine's Day as newlyweds. → Read More

Constable: Snow shovelers hit the wall like marathoners do, but we keep going, too

I feel about inches of snow the way runners feel about marathon miles. After 4 inches, I've barely worked up a sweat. At the 10-inch mark, I hit the wall. I get my second wind about 15 inches and that gives me the boost that makes me realize that I probably could do 26. → Read More

Constable: Proof elusive, but local UFO activists push for open minds

One group's plan to build a welcome center to encourage extraterrestrials to visit Earth doesn't seem necessary to Mary Kerfoot of Schaumburg. She says she's been interacting with aliens for decades. → Read More

Arlington Park's Dick Duchossois dead at age 100

Charismatic billionaire Richard "Dick" Duchossois -- the heart and soul of Arlington Park -- died Friday at age 100 in his home in Barrington Hills. → Read More

Constable: Immigration activists push ICE to #FreeThemAll

A federal court ruling means the end to the housing of immigrants detained by ICE at the McHenry County Correctional Facility in Woodstock. While ICE could transfer those immigrants to jails in other states, local activists are calling for ICE to #FreeThemAll. → Read More

Longtime newspaper director Jack Pittas built business and family ties

Jack Pittas, who helped lead Paddock Publications through myriad changes over 45 years, has died. → Read More

Bartlett couple purge for adventure as 'digital nomads'

Professionals who help businesses adapt to change, Phyllis and Jerry Campagna used that experience to sell their home in Bartlett, give away nearly all their stuff and start their Next Great Adventure as "digital nomads." → Read More

Constable: New app sets sexual boundaries before first date

As challenging as it can be to navigate the world of online dating, it's even trickier for people who can't, or don't want to, have sexual intercourse. A Bloomingdale woman has an app for that. → Read More

Constable: Perfecting the art of neighborhood diversity

Longtime Buffalo Grove resident Carol Keene doesn't seem to have much in common with the pack of kids in her neighborhood. But the artist finds a way to bring everyone together. → Read More

Constable: Comirnaty might make you have SpikeVax envy, but just get the shot

Whether the vaccine sounds like a really rocking metal band, SpikeVax, or a toddler saying "community" while eating a marshmallow, Comirnaty, you should get it. → Read More

Constable: Wheaton woman's cancer coloring book finds the humor in chemo

Inspirational sentiments weren't helping Wheaton's Jeri Davis deal with her cancer treatment. So the 65-year-old wrote an irreverent coloring book of one-liners that brings laughs to her and other patients at Northwestern Medicine's LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. → Read More