Aimee Barrows, Northwest Herald

Aimee Barrows

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Past articles by Aimee:

Delnor nurse: 'We're not at capacity yet, but we're close'

Nurses urge people to stay home, wear masks as COVID cases surge → Read More

One-third of Illinois educators considering leaving profession in midst of COVID pandemic

Survey conducted by Illinois Education Association → Read More

Barrows: Let's continue working together to keep kids in schools

The recent surge in Kane County COVID-19 infections is alarming. I know we’re not alone here. Cases and hospitalizations have been increasing across not only the state of Illinois, but the country. → Read More

Doctor: 'Look at images of fireworks injuries if you're thinking of shooting them off'

Doctor warns of serious injuries from fireworks, sparklers → Read More

Doctor: More testing, better testing a quicker way to returning to large public events

Wearing a mask will help reduce virus transmission → Read More

Why this doctor is concerned about spike in COVID-19 infections as Illinois loosens restrictions

Illinois is moving to Phase 4 on Friday, which means bars and restaurants can reopen for indoor service, gyms can reopen, as can theaters and bowling alleys, and groups of up to 50 people will be allowed to gather. → Read More

Hospital staff working through their own mental toll of the coronavirus pandemic

Resources for frontline workers provides eases mental stress of caring for COVID-19 patients → Read More

Defying Pritzker, Elburn village president supports Eddie Gaedel's decision to reopen for indoor seating

There are safety precautions in place at Eddie Gaedel's, as tables are separated by plastic sheeting, the capacity limit has been lowered to 20 people, and a tall plastic splash guard separates the bartender from patrons at the bar. However, face coverings are not required. "There are Elburnities who go to Lowe's, Home Depot or Jewel, and we haven't seen a spike in cases," Walter said. "I don't… → Read More

Mental health experts expect to see surge in clients as pandemic wears on

Expert encourages families to think about alternative summer fun plans → Read More

New COVID-19-related syndrome showing up in children in Illinois

Nationwide, almost 100 children have been diagnosed with the newly identified syndrome, which has been called pediatric multisymptom inflammatory syndrome. The Chicago Tribune reported that about a half-dozen children in Illinois have been hospitalized with the condition. At least eight states – California, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington –… → Read More

Coronavirus putting routine childhood vaccine schedule at risk

Pediatricians urge parents not to delay shots, offices have safety measures in place → Read More

Navigating co-parenting for divorced, separated families during the pandemic

Working out co-parenting arrangements while going through a divorce is hard in normal circumstances. Adding a pandemic to an already stressful situation can mean lots of additional stress and questions for families. → Read More

Allergies or COVID-19? There's one telltale difference

Seasonal allergies and coronavirus infection share some symptoms → Read More

Pregnant women face new challenges during COVID-19 outbreak

Most hospitals now allow only 1 person in birthing, postpartum patient room → Read More

‘It’s not public school at home’

Parents scramble to find resources to keep children learning, engaged → Read More

Tips for homeschooling during the shutdown: 'It's not public school at home'

Parents scramble to find resources to keep children learning, engaged → Read More

Family elated after critically injured prep football player awakens from coma

Aidan Carlson's recovery will be 'day-by-day, hour-by-hour process' → Read More

Cancer patient sentenced to 4 years in prison for marijuana possession

Only days after the state of Illinois voted to legalize marijuana on a recreational level, a local cancer patient is going to prison for treating his symptoms with THC-laced chocolates. → Read More

Cancer patient sentenced to 4 years in jail for marijuana possession

Montgomery man sentenced just days after state votes to legalize recreational pot → Read More

Dog lovers, handlers enjoy annual dog show at NIU

DeKALB – Charles Moore no longer owns a dog, so he looks forward to going to the Kennel Club of Yorkville’s annual dog show every spring to see the variety of breeds competing for Best in Show. → Read More