Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Understanding and Embracing Dog Domestication

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training

“Man’s best friend” wasn’t an easy title to earn. Our dogs truly are everything from our playmates, to our protectors, to our partners, to our sleeping buddies. They help us raise our children, make friends with people we mayRead 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

 

The Chopping Block You Can Save Lots of Money By Learning How to Butcher

Have you ever found yourself staring at the meat case in the supermarket with a blank look on your face? Are you wondering what’s the difference between prime, choice and select meat? Pondering which ribs should you get: baby back, country style or spare ribs?Read more

 

Flu Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

From Swedish Covenant Hospital

Prevention is always the best option in protecting yourself from all forms of illness, and influenza is no different. Flu season typically begins in October or November and can last as late as May. Preparing for the increase in exposure to the virusRead 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

 

Very Important Pooches: Different categories of working dogs and their purposes

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Dogs have been trained for decades to serve our society in ways that could otherwise never have been imagined had it not been for the extraordinary bond we share with them. Whether they are sniffing out bombsRead more