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

 

From the Chopping Block: Farmers’ Market Season is Here

It’s time to dust off your favorite farmers’ market tote, the season for shopping locally is finally here! This year, there’s something new at the Thursday evening market in Lincoln Square: chef demonstrations by The Chopping Block. We are excited to bring our cooking lessons rightRead more

 

Anna Maria Pasteria—30 Years Strong

By Patrick Butler

Anna Maria Piccolini was maybe six or seven years old when she cooked her first meal – beans and pasta – for her family back in Italy.

“That’s a very poor dish, but as long as we filled our stomachs, that was what counted,”Read more

 

New Medicare Cards are Coming for Medicare Members

To help prevent identity theft, new Medicare cards will be mailed to beneficiaries across the nation between now and April 2019, with Illinois members expected to begin receiving their cards in June.

The new cards won’t include Social Security numbers, instead each person will getRead more

 

Grilling Safety Tips

Courtesy of Larry Merritt Assistant Director, New Affairs Chicago Fire Department

Summer is finally here and if you are like me, you are looking forward to grilled food and fun with family, neighbors, and friends. I just recently bought a new smoker and I gave itRead more

 

Top 10 Ways To Teach Your Child Kindness: Adapted from Parents.com

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

Make helping a family affair. When a friend gets sick or a local family falls on hard times, grown-ups know what to do. They send flowers, bake casseroles, and pass the collection plate at church. Get your kids involvedRead more

 

Choosing the Most Effective Way to Engage Your Dog This Summer

Brittney Frazier, CPDT-KA, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

The majority of dog owners are in agreement on the basic responsibilities that accompany the privilege of welcoming man’s best friend into our home. Making sure our dogs have food, water, dog beds, adorable sweaters in theRead more

 

Six Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

by Peter von Buol

As temperatures continue to increase, the editors of the Crime in Wrigleyville/Boystown blog CWBChicago.com warn ward residents to be aware that criminal activity increases in warm weather. They add the importance of always being aware of one’s surroundings. Also, encourage others to takeRead more

 

Born in the 47th Ward, Midnight Circus celebrates a dozen years!

Thanks to Jeff Jenkins, Founder & Artistic Director, Midnight Circus

Jeff Jenkins and Julie Greenberg were spending time in Welles Park with their one-year- old son Maxwell, like they did most days, when they learned of the ongoing fundraising efforts to help rebuild the playground.

AsRead more

 

19th and 20th District Community Policing Programs Host Special Events and Beat Meetings in May

by Peter von Buol

For those interested in neighborhood safety, the Chicago Police Department’s Community Policing (CAPS) program remains a valuable resource for 47th Ward residents.

In addition to their regularly-scheduled beat meetings, the 19th District and the 20th District community relations offices are hosting fourRead more