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

 

Blood Pressure Guidelines Have Changed

Is it Time for You to Get Active?
by Kristin Goddard, Galter LifeCenter

New guidelines recently lowered the range for what is considered high blood pressure (hypertension). Under these new standards, almost half of Americans will be diagnosed with hypertension. Under previous guidelines, 32 percent ofRead 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

 

What Is this Mindfulness Stuff All About?

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

As parents and providers, not only should we teach our kids their ABCs and 123s, but it is essential to teach our kids how to accept and respond to their emotions. Building their emotional intelligence is just as importantRead more

 

From The Chopping Block: New Year, New Cookware

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to be a better cook? The equipment you stock your kitchen with could have more of an effect on your cooking than you might think.

There are so many different types of cookware available now, it may beRead 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