The Pertinence of Shopping Local All Year Long

by Patrick Butler

Lolo-andersonville-adDid you know that for every $100 in consumer spending with a local business, $68 dollars remains in the Chicago economy, while only $43 dollars stays here when the money is spent with a national chain?  That’s according to a 2012 studyRead more

 

Swedish Covenant New Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer screenings can save lives. For the price of a pack, get peace of mind.

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Three fast facts about smoking:

  1. There’s no safe amount of exposure to tobacco smoke. Even an occasional cigarette or exposure to secondhand smokeRead more
 

13th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk

raw2Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) presents the 13th annual Tour of the Arts and Industry, October 4-5,. The arts tour is a showcase of the diverse creative industry found in the Ravenswood Corridor. This year’s event will feature over 300 artists displaying their work across the neighborhood’s galleries,Read more

 

Midnight Circus in the Parks Returns to Welles Park

FUNraising of Big Top Proportions

Midnight Circus in the Parks, featuring an eclectic ensemble of acrobats, aerialists, eccentrics and one rescued dog, will finish off the 2014 tour in the park where it all started back in 2007. Five 90 minute shows will be at Welles Park Oct.Read more

 

Illinois Voting Just Got Easier!

flag-voteWhile some states are making it harder to vote, under Governor Quinn's leadership, Illinois is making it easier than ever.

Here's one big change you should know about: Illinois now has no-excuse absentee voting, so anyone can request a ballot and cast their vote byRead more

 

New Women’s Health Initiative to open at Swedish Covenant Hospital

When it opens this fall, the Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital will provide north side women with a comfortable, convenient space to receive health care services. This project would not have happened without the support of numerous elected officials and communityRead more

 

Scholarships Acknowledge Hard Work and Giving Back to Community

By Patrick Butler

Lake View High School senior Daniele Anderson never dreamed she’d ever be getting a college scholarship. Not with the grades she was getting. When she first started her academic career, school was a struggle.

And that’s exactly why she was one ofRead more