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


Get back on the (No. 11) bus!

By Patrick Butler

Use it or lose the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue route, CTA officials warned at their June board meeting as they granted yet another reprieve at least until Sept. 1 at the transit agency’s latest board meeting.

After that, “we expect to make aRead more


Meet the owners of Gideon Welles

By Patrick Butler

Like everything else in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood area, the bar and restaurant at 4500 N. Lincoln Ave. has seen its share of changes.

Over the years, that corner watering hole just across the street from Welles Park has been the Parkside, then Latitudes,Read more


A Lifetime of Learning – The Importance of Dog Training Longevity and Maintenance

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Have you ever heard of a person refer to their dog as “trained” or that their dog needs to be “trained?” The notion that dog training is an event which happens only once during the course ofRead more


Summer Jam at Concordia Place

This summer, Concordia Place is offering a series of music and entertainment events at each location for families and the community. On June 17, our Whipple location held the first event of the series with 70 families and community members in attendance. Jennifer Viets, ourRead more


Swedish Covenant Hospital Completes Phase 1 of Emergency Department Renovation

Swedish Covenant Hospital has completed Phase 1 of its Emergency Department renovation to further enhance service to the community by improving the operational efficiency, flexibility and throughput of the department. The newly completed patient and staff areas are now open for use following city andRead more


Fork and Knife: from casual to serious dinning

By Patrick Butler


David Byers didn’t plan on opening a pair of eateries in Northcenter and Lincoln Square. It just happened, starting with the Fiddlehead Café, which later became the Fork, said his business sidekick, Anthony Munger.


Munger himself was studying to become a documentaryRead more


Upgrades for Northcenter Town Square and Low Line Move Forward

By Patrick Butler

A second community meeting on the Town Square redesign will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the Coonley School gym, 4046 N. Leavitt St.

The PORT Urbanism design team will unveil three proposals for the square based on community commentsRead more


Are the Days Numbered for the #11 Bus?

By Patrick Butler

After little more than six months of restored service along the Western-to-Fullerton portion of Lincoln Avenue, the CTA is reportedly considering dropping service along the No. 11 route for lack of patronage.

CTA spokesman Jeffrey Tolman said ridership is still at aboutRead more


Featured Business: David L. Hoyt Education Foundation

Noted word game creator opens doors for after school programs, adult games, private parties

By Patrick Butler

David Hoyt, a Chicago man who’s reportedly the world’s most syndicated daily word game creator (whose handiwork appears in more than 650 newspapers) and the inventor of numerous puzzlesRead more