From The Chopping Block: Holiday Cookies and Treats

Thanksgiving is over, and now it’s time to get to holiday baking! This is the time of year it’s perfectly acceptable to bake batch after batch of cookies, bars and candy to celebrate the holiday season. Plus, it’s a bonus that your home will smellRead more


College Plans Rated Best in the Nation

From Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs

Since I took office, I’ve made it a priority to create college savings programs that Illinois can trust. I am very proud to announce that our 529 college savings plans have been rated best in the nation by independent analystRead more



Come shop and enjoy an exclusive WEIHNACHTSMARKT PREVIEW PARTY the night before the Market opens. This exclusive evening of our Weihnachtsmarkt Party being held on Friday, December 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Included in the VIP ticket is:

  • Rahm Schnitzel Dinner- Pork tenderloin medallions searedRead more

What is Smart911

Smart911 is a free, online platform that allows users to securely enter important medical and household information in their Safety Profile to help plan ahead for an emergency situation. This information will automatically display for dispatchers when the user dials 9-1-1. Currently, Smart911 is trustedRead more


Swedish Covenant Health Completes Emergency Department Renovation

Swedish Covenant Health has completed its Yelda Family Emergency Department renovation to further enhance service to the community by improving the operational efficiency, flexibility and capacity of the department. The newly completed patient and staff areas are now open for use following city and stateRead more


City Hall approves $6 million for improvements to Paul Revere Park Fieldhouse, adjacent Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club buildings

Article and Photos by Peter von Buol

The Chicago City Council on Nov. 14 approved $6 million in funding for improvements to the fieldhouse of Paul Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Rd. and the clubhouse of the adjacent Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, 2501 W.Read more


Merz Apothecary Launches The Shops at Merz

Three Shops in One: Beauty, Fragrance and Men’s Grooming

Today is the official unveiling of The Shops at Merz which will focus on creating a new retail experience in the areas of clean beauty, niche and independent fragrance, and men’s grooming. Merz president and owner, AnthonyRead more


Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 by Shopping Local

by Peter von Buol

Celebrate the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 by shopping at the area’s small businesses in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Northcenter.

Started in 2010 by the American Express, Small Business Saturday occurs on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. WithinRead more


Sixth Annual Positive Impacts Event

By Patrick Butler

The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, a retired banker/community activist, the Martha Washington Senior Apartment and several local students were honored at the Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation’s annual fundraiser at Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave.

According to ABCRead more


Swedish Covenant Hospital and Affiliated Entities Rebranding to Swedish Covenant Health

Swedish Covenant Hospital and all of its affiliated entities are now a part of Swedish Covenant Health. This new name encapsulates the many ways the organization has evolved over the past 132 years, growing beyond a leading hospital and into a health care system offeringRead more