Elder Fraud: What It Is and What You Need to Know

It's sad to think that people take advantage of seniors for their own gain. But it does happen: Elder financial fraud is an unfortunate and frequent occurrence in the U.S. The average loss in elder financial abuse cases in 2016 was $36,000, according to aRead more

 

Some things-the good and bad-will never be forgotten if Gene Schulter has his way

By Patrick Butler

Oct. 9, 1989 will never be just a date on the calendar for former 47th Ward Ald. Gene Schulter. He was there in Berlin on 10/9/89 when “the people forced their (East German) government” to start tearing down the infamous Wall the RussiansRead more

 

Back to School Tips

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

September has arrived which means it’s back- to- school time for the kids! There is so much to talk about with your children during this exciting time of change, including new classmates, new teachers, a new classroom and forRead more

 

Spotlight on Swedish Covent Hospital: Bruce Instantly Recovers From Years of Back Pain With State-of-the-Art Procedure

by David Modica

It began with a collision with a bike messenger in downtown Chicago more than 20 years ago. Two ruptured disks were repaired by a surgeon, and he was soon pain free. But as he aged, Bruce’s repaired disks began to weigh on hisRead more

 

Dogs are People, Too! The Effect of Individual Dog Personalities on Training

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Have you ever heard a person referring to their dog as their child or family member? Our country and its culture is notorious for celebrating their pets as human beings, going so far as to walking themRead more

 

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

 

The Book Cellar Celebrates 13 Years in Lincoln Square

Provides Unique Destination Shopping Experience by Peter von Buol

Fourteen years ago, Lincoln Square was a thriving shopping district but there was one glaring absence. There were, however, no bookstores in the neighborhood. It was the era of rapid expansion for large chain bookstores such as theRead more

 

Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group Helps Improve Wellness

by David Modica 

Like many cancer survivors, Katy knows that survivorship doesn’t end with treatment. What follows often carries its own set of difficulties. To combat these challenges head on, Katy joined the Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group, an important component of Swedish Covenant Hospital modelRead more

 

From the Chopping Block: Vegan from Scratch

The decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle is not one most people take lightly. Whether you are
considering going vegan or are already eating that way, it's important to understand the diet and what you need to do to be healthy. The Chopping Block recentlyRead 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