Coffee Joint Brings Single Origin Coffee and Community to Northcenter

Coffee Joint is a new Portland inspired cafe in the Northcenter neighborhood of Chicago specializing in organic, single origin coffee that is fresh roasted daily.

Brothers Gato and Andris Balodis launched the cafe in September of 2017 at 2059 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60618.Read more

 

Get Great Pizza – and a Career – at Nick’s Pizza

By Patrick Butler
Photos by Gene Schulter

Schuler Foundation President Gene Schutler, Nick’s Pizza owner Nick Sarillo and Northcenter Chamber Executive Director Lindsay Eanet.

When Nick Sarillo opened his first pizzeria out in the suburbs, he found he couldn’t stop there and hope toRead more

 

Workin’ Hard or Hardly Workin’?

A word about motivation and how you can build more in your dog this coming New Year
By: Brittney Frazier, CPDT-KA
Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

No living being on the Earth does anything without reason. Human beings, for example, rarely work for free. Animals are noRead more

 

Lincoln Square’s Unique Lincoln Statue

by Peter von Buol

For more than 60 years, Lincoln Square’s own statue of Abraham Lincoln has stood as a beacon of hope and freedom at Western and Lawrence.

The larger-than-life statue of the sixteenth president is unusual as it depicts him as beardless, just asRead more

 

Progress on Behalf of You

From Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer

Each year, state law requires various office holders to submit an annual report to the General Assembly.

The report identifies progress that has been made on behalf of Illinois taxpayers.

Too often, however, these reports seem to gather dust.Read more

 

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