Local Germans and Irish Show Off Their Culture and Cuisine During Holiday Season

By Patrick Butler

If you can pronounce Weihnachtsmarkt you should probably get free admission to DANK Haus’s Christmas Market Dec. 16, but everybody – even you – will still be asked to pay the worth-every-pfenning $5 donation at the door. The indoor market will be openRead more

 

Louis Sullivan’s Last Commission: Lincoln Square’s Krause Music Store

by Peter von Buol

Located at 4611 N. Lincoln Ave., the 95-year-old Krause Music Building is one of the most significant architectural landmarks in the 47th Ward. It is the last completed design of Louis Sullivan, the groundbreaking Chicago architect.

Beautifully restored 10 years ago byRead more

 

Christmas Cookies-A Tradition Not to be Lost

I’m going to preface this post with a disclaimer… I’m not a baker. It’s not a talent of mine… I can make a dirndl fit someone in Canada without ever seeing them, but making cupcakes from a box is about as far as my baking skillsRead more

 

The Chopping Block: Holiday Tea Party

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. You probably already need a break from the shopping and parties. That’s exactly what tea parties are for!

The history of the tea party began with England’s King Charles II married Catharine ofRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Nursing Home Named Performing Nursing Home

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Nursing Home was recently named on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top Performing Nursing Homes. The facility is one of only five in Chicago to make the prestigious list. 
U.S. News & World Report released its 2017-18  Best Nursing HomesRead more

 

Schulter Foundation Celebrates Six Years

by Peter von Buol

The Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation on the evening of October 5 celebrated its sixth anniversary by hosting its annual “Positive Impacts” fundraiser, which was once again held at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro at 3905 N. Lincoln Avenue.

At theRead more

 

Making the Holidays More Enjoyable for Special Needs Children

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are nearly upon us, which can mean travel, time with family, and special meals. For families of children with special needs, these deviations in routine can add stress to an already busy time ofRead more

 

Gift Cards: What You Should Know

From Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer

One of the lesser-known roles of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office involves gift cards.
Some unused gift cards after a certain period of time are considered unclaimed property. As such, the value of these cards is surrendered to theRead more

 

Youngest Commander in Post’s History Helps Revitalize American Legion Post 973

by Peter von Buol

For more than 70 years, American Legion Tattler Post 973 has been a vital neighborhood institution for North Center and Lincoln Square. After years of a slow decline in membership, its current leadership has been able to successfully revitalize the organization byRead more

 

Halloween is approaching which for children, means lots of candy and sweet treats!

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As we approach this holiday filled with lots of preferred food and snack options, it feels appropriate to address the concerns that parents often share about their children and their eating. As parents, it is our responsibility to payRead more