Participating in Household Chores: How Much Can My Child Do?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As any busy family knows, the chores associated with keeping a household running can seem never-ending! The good news is that your child can help! Empowering your child to participate in household chores is a great way toRead more

 

The Chopping Block: We’re Making Happy Hour Happier

Do you have a favorite watering hole in the neighborhood? With all of the great options available in Lincoln Square, chances are you do. But what if your dream neighborhood hangout had delicious snacks, unusual wines and the company of other food and wine lovingRead more

 

Investing in People

From Illinois State Treasurer Michael Freichs

The Treasurer’s office invests approximately $25 billion on behalf of taxpayers, college savers, and units of local government.

However, I firmly believe we must invest in people. Investing in people creates the building blocks of better neighborhoods and communities. ThatRead more

 

Beating the Winter Blues

Fun family activities to do during the winter months
From our friends at Black Bear Academy
 
 

The holidays have passed, we’ve rung in the New Year and now… we have winter! It is hard to entertain children when the Chicago weather hits the negative degrees! In thisRead more

 

It’s Your Dog’s Life:

Why you should focus on what your dog CAN do, and not what they CAN’T.
Brittney Frazier, CPDT-KA, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Prior to adopting and welcoming a new dog into our home for the first time, we all imagine the lifestyle and activities weRead more

 

Heart Healthy Tips

Experts from Swedish Covenant Hospital and Galter LifeCenter share healthy heart tips they follow

We asked our board-certified doctors, certified trainers and dietitians what heart healthy advice they practice. Watch the video above and read below to see what they said.
https://youtu.be/bDAFFzhhFmo

Take time out of theRead more

 

Crime in 47th Ward Rises for Third Year in a Row

by Peter von Buol

Last year, for the third consecutive year, the reported incidents of crime throughout the 47th Ward increased significantly, according to the authors of an exclusive crime study compiled for the Schulter Foundation.

The study was written by the editors of popular CWBChicago.com blogRead more

 

Ravenswood’s upgrade now on track

Article and Photos by Patrick Butler

Phase II work on the Metra/Union Pacific tracks running through Ravenswood will probably run until at least 2020, with “significant” closures of east/west streets, according to Joseph Ott, Metra’s engineering chief; Dan Martinez of Judlau Construction; and 47th Ward aldermanicRead more

 

The Chopping Block

Score with your Football Food

The Super Bowl is just around the corner. Do you have your playbook ready for your viewing party? Whether you are entertaining for a big group of fans or a small team, you'll want your snacks to score.

Finger foods areRead more

 

Gift Cards: Don’t Save Them, Spend Them

Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer

Odds are that you or someone you know received a gift card during the holiday season.
It is easy to see why. The cards are easy to purchase and (typically) easy to use. They can be the perfect primary gift forRead more