ACROSS ILLINOIS — With the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic, it can be easy to think there’s nothing but bad news out there. We created this roundup of good news from across Illinois to remind you that there are still uplifting stories —despite and sometimes even because of— the pandemic.

Wedding At Lake Forest Hospital ‘Made Her Last Dream Come True’

Hospital staff helped organize an outdoor marriage ceremony, allowing a mother with terminal cancer to witness her daughter’s wedding.

Resident Starts Walking Group For Community That ‘Pulls Together’

Mary Pacheco started Romeo Walkers to help Romeoville residents remain healthy, “stay social and still be safe” amid the pandemic.

Kits Help Special Rec Participants Connect While Apart

The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association teamed up with Double Good to create the activity kits.

Walgreens To Open Doctors’ Offices In 500-700 Stores

The move by the Deerfield-based company is a first for a national pharmacy chain and part of a $1 billion partnership with VillageMD.

‘We Are Thrilled’: Homewood Pet Adoption Center Reopens

After a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, pets are available at the Homewood Adoption Center once again.

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This article originally appeared on the Lisle Patch

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