From the Chopping Block: Last Chance to Get your Kids Cooking this Summer

Our kitchens have been full of the sights, sounds and smells of young cooks hard at work and having fun this summer. The Chopping Block’s Kid and Teen summer cooking camps have been going strong since the beginning of June and will continue through August. ThisRead more

 

Cancer Survivor Donates Scarves to SCH Breast Cancer Patients

A local breast cancer survivor is sharing a message of hope by donating scarves to support SCH patients as they go through chemo treatments. Chicago teacher Mary Luisa recently visited SCH’s Integrated Cancer Center to deliver the colorful scarves and share her story of encouragementRead more

 

Legendary NBA player agent and daughter of Harlem Globetrotters’ founder Abe Saperstein dead at 81

by Peter von Buol

Eloise Saperstein Berkley, who was one of the first women to pursue a career in the front office of a professional sports team, died July 15 in Chicago at age 81.

Saperstein Berkley, daughter of Abe Saperstein, who had founded the HarlemRead more

 

City Transportation Department Implements Traffic Safety Improvements on Irving Park Road at North Center Senior Campus

by Peter von Buol

The city of Chicago’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) has recently completed a traffic safety project in which lines were painted along the sides of the 2300 block of Irving Park Road to clearly differentiate the street’s parking lanes from its traffic lanes.Read more

 

DANK Haus Opens Exhibit on “Nord Seite”

Eateries: Seeks Historic World’s Fair Mural
By Patrick Butler

If you remember when this photo of Ronald Regan was taken outside Meyer’s Deli on the 4700 block of North Lincoln, please contact Monica Jirak or Monica Felix at the DANK Haus, (773) 561-9181.

PresidentRead more

 

Galter LifeCenter offers simple swim tips for a safe summer

Swimming is one of summer’s most enjoyable activities, but according to Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, there were 40 Lake Michigan drownings in 2017 alone. To help you and your family achieve a fun-filled summer free from preventable accidents, follow these simple swimming safety tips:Read more

 

St. Ben’s parishioners wrap up centennial celebration; get ready for annual BenFest

By Patrick Butler

Come July 20-22, St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School, 2215 W. Irving Park Road, will have more to celebrate than its annual summer event, BenFest

The congregation just completed the centennial celebration of its current church and school complex. The festivities had startedRead more

 

From The Chopping Block

Summer BBQ Bash

Everyone loves a backyard barbecue, especially when you don’t have to do any prep, cooking or clean up! That’s why you and the whole family should join The Chopping Block for our upcoming Summer BBQ Bash on Sunday, July 8 from 4pm-7pm. It willRead more

 

Welles Park Nature Play Space Now Open

Story and Photos by Peter von Buol

The Welles Park Nature Play Space, located within the popular North Side park at 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., was officially opened to the public after a June 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The 1.23-acre natural play space is one of sevenRead more

 

Spotlight on Swedish Covenant Hospital: Marie Beats Cancer, Then Helps Promote Life-Saving Screenings

Marie has long worn bright red lipstick and it’s become her business trademark and calling card. Now as a cancer survivor, this practice has evolved from a fashion statement to an important message to her family, friends and followers—she “will still wear red” to helpRead more