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

 

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