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

 

Mark Chiang’s goal is to make the House of Wah Sun the best

By Patrick Butler

During the 16 years Mark Chiang has been running the House of Wah Sun, 4319 N. Lincoln Ave., he’s developed his own success formula.
Instead of taking a hefty profit and paying his dozen or so workers from whatever’s left, he pays hisRead more

 

The success of Jeri’s Grill is in staying the same

By Patrick Butler


Don’t ask Frank DiPiero what he wants his Jeri’s Grill to be like 10 years from now.
“Success at this place is staying the same. I don’t want it to become something in 10 years. It’s already where we ought to be. IfRead more

 

Restaurant Leftovers

German-American restaurants are notorious for giving out huge portions and sometimes it’s simply too much. Now… German food is also notorious for not tasting especially good the next day unless it’s something stewy like goulash or paprikash. So with a little help from my friends, I’veRead more

 

Political satire expressed in carnival floats

By Patrick Butler

Jaques Tilly, Germany’s sometimes controversial master float builder, was a featured attraction on the DANK (German American National Congress) Haus float at the Saturday, Sept. 9, Von Steuben Day parade.
For more than three decades, the carnival float designer’s handiwork has been aRead more

 

Meet Paula Basta, Executive Director of the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center

by Peter von Buol

Since first opening its doors in 1979, the city of Chicago’s Northeast (Levy) Senior Center, 2019 W. Lawrence Ave., has been a vital asset for Chicago’s senior citizens. The center, one of six regional centers operated by the city’s department of familyRead more

 

Elder Fraud: What It Is and What You Need to Know

It's sad to think that people take advantage of seniors for their own gain. But it does happen: Elder financial fraud is an unfortunate and frequent occurrence in the U.S. The average loss in elder financial abuse cases in 2016 was $36,000, according to aRead more

 

Some things-the good and bad-will never be forgotten if Gene Schulter has his way

By Patrick Butler

Oct. 9, 1989 will never be just a date on the calendar for former 47th Ward Ald. Gene Schulter. He was there in Berlin on 10/9/89 when “the people forced their (East German) government” to start tearing down the infamous Wall the RussiansRead more

 

Back to School Tips

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

September has arrived which means it’s back- to- school time for the kids! There is so much to talk about with your children during this exciting time of change, including new classmates, new teachers, a new classroom and forRead more

 

Rededication Ceremony of Chicago’s Berlin Wall Monument

by Peter von Buol

The Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation, DANK Haus, the German-American Cultural Center and the Cold War Museum-Midwest will host a rededication ceremony of Chicago’s own Berlin Wall Monument at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5.
Located inside the CTA’s Brown Line stationRead more