Architectural gem hidden in Plain Sight at Waveland and Lincoln Avenue

by Peter von Buol

A Com Ed power substation at 1834-1838 W. Waveland Ave. is among a group of buildings located throughout the city that local architectural preservationists want the city of Chicago to include in a proposed Thematic Chicago Landmark District.

Designed by German-American architectRead more

 

History of Maifest

by Erika Neumayer Ehrat, designer and founder of Rare Dirndl

I have been celebrating Maifest here in Chicago for years and years! It is held in Lincoln Square, usually around the end of May/beginning of June. It is not an extravagant fest for the city, butRead 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

 

Participating in Household Chores: How Much Can My Child Do?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As any busy family knows, the chores associated with keeping a household running can seem never-ending! The good news is that your child can help! Empowering your child to participate in household chores is a great way toRead more

 

Investing in People

From Illinois State Treasurer Michael Freichs

The Treasurer’s office invests approximately $25 billion on behalf of taxpayers, college savers, and units of local government.

However, I firmly believe we must invest in people. Investing in people creates the building blocks of better neighborhoods and communities. ThatRead more