Winfield

Giving Families In Crisis Some Respite

Just over 40 years ago, after what had been a long night at Children’s Hospital, a Chicago committed to finding a way to make the experience more bearable for other families. The result was the first Ronald McDonald House. While many people have heard of the temporary housing for families dealing with a medical crisis, few have ever been inside one. First Light host Brian O'Keefe takes you inside the Ronald McDonald House at Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital is visible through the windows of the Ronald McDonald House's great room

Central DuPage Hospital is visible through the windows of the Ronald McDonald House's great room

The signature 'Toy Room' at the Ronald McDonald House

The signature 'Toy Room' at the Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald greets families from the front porch of the house in Winfield

Ronald McDonald greets families from the front porch of the house in Winfield

A New 3-Mile Stretch of Regional Trail

Since last summer work crews have been building a new transportation infrastructure project in western DuPage County. Thursday, elected leaders and trails advocates officially opened a new section of the West Branch of the DuPage River Trail. First Light host Brian O'Keefe and Winfield Village President Erik Spande toured a portion of the trail.

Looking north from a boardwalk bridge on the new section of West Branch of The DuPage River Trail

Looking north from a boardwalk bridge on the new section of West Branch of The DuPage River Trail

Heading south on the new section of the West Branch of the DuPage River Trail

Heading south on the new section of the West Branch of the DuPage River Trail