Top 4 German Soups and Stews to Warm You Up (and the recipes so you can make it yourself)

Written by Erika Neumayer Ehrat, designer and founder of Rare Dirndl

One of my favorite things about good German food is not only that it is freakin delicious, but that it’s food that warms you up… heart and soul (literally!). Soups and stews are staples in German cuisineRead more

 

Spotlight on Swedish Covenant Hospital

Dr. Benuck Talks About His Practice, His Patients and His Favorite Classical Composer

We sat down with Dr. Benuck, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, to learn his about his patient philosophy and interests. 

My medical practice

My main interest is hip and knee replacements.Read more

 

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

 

With the chaos of day to day life, a handheld device and a favorite cartoon on the TV can seem like an easy way to keep children entertained. These electronics are simple go-to to avoid a meltdowns at theRead more

 

A Decade of Progress: The 47th Ward’s Neighborhood Public Schools

The neighborhoods of the 47th ward are great places to live and raise a family because of their parks, access to transit, activities for children, and perhaps most significantly, the strong public schools. Yet a decade ago, only one of the neighborhood elementary schools andRead more

 

New Boutique in Lincoln Square Strives to Give its Customers What They Want

By Patrick Butler

It’s no secret that even well-established bricks-and-mortar retail stores have in recent years faced intense competition from on-line retailers but that hasn’t scared Genny Konz, one of the neighborhood’s newest merchants, from jumping into a retail business with both her feet.

Just aRead more

 

Beat Meeting Attendance Remains a Key Component to Helping Reduce Crime in 47th Ward

by Peter von Buol

The Chicago Police Department’s Community Policing (CAPS) program continues to be a vital resource for 47th Ward residents concerned about crime in their community.

According to officials at the Chicago Police Dept., residents who attend beat meetings are directly helping their localRead more

 

Remembering Chicago Police Commander Paul R. Bauer

by Peter von Buol

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18th District (Near North) Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer, 53, who was shot to death on Feb. 13 by an armed suspect who had been fleeing from police officers, is being rememberedRead more

 

Cyber-crime—Everybody is at Risk

By Patrick Butler

It isn’t just the big corporations that have to watch out for cyber-criminals, an electronic security expert warned local businesspeople at a Northcenter Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Everybody in just about any kind of business needs to keep a wary eye openRead more

 

Bertha Finds Healing for Chronic Wound at Swedish Covenant Hospital

By Bill Ligas

In 2013, Bertha noticed a wound on her leg that wouldn’t heal. It continued to grow despite visiting many doctors and trying various treatments ranging from raw honey to medicated patches. The open sore continued to grow until it eventually became the sizeRead more

 

True Facts about the Edelweiss Flower

Written by Erika (Neumayer) Ehrat – Owner & Designer of Rare Dirndl

  • The edelweiss's scientific name is Leontopodium alpinum.
  • It can be found at high altitudes in the mountains of Europe, Asia and South America. The original home of the edelweiss is in the high plateau ofRead more