Half Acre Beer Company

Since 2006, Half Acre Beer Company has been brewing raw ales and lagers, rich in material and undisturbed by process. Over the years, the brewery has been able to reach capacity brewing 15,000 barrels a year, open a retail shop and a Tap Room. Despite theRead more


Rare Dirndl Design Studio

September is very important month in Southern Germany and has also become a busy and fun-filled time of year in the Chicago German community! September is when Munich celebrates Oktoberfest and when Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood celebrates German Day and the Stueben Parade. If youRead more


13th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk

raw2Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) presents the 13th annual Tour of the Arts and Industry, October 4-5,. The arts tour is a showcase of the diverse creative industry found in the Ravenswood Corridor. This year’s event will feature over 300 artists displaying their work across the neighborhood’s galleries,Read more


Midnight Circus in the Parks Returns to Welles Park

FUNraising of Big Top Proportions

Midnight Circus in the Parks, featuring an eclectic ensemble of acrobats, aerialists, eccentrics and one rescued dog, will finish off the 2014 tour in the park where it all started back in 2007. Five 90 minute shows will be at Welles Park Oct.Read more


Illinois Voting Just Got Easier!

flag-voteWhile some states are making it harder to vote, under Governor Quinn's leadership, Illinois is making it easier than ever.

Here's one big change you should know about: Illinois now has no-excuse absentee voting, so anyone can request a ballot and cast their vote byRead more


How to Choose the Right Food for your Pet

by A. Tosone

Every pet is an individual. It seems obvious to say there are no two dogs the same. Or two cats. Or two guinea pigs. So when you add a new four-legged friend to the family, it stands to reason that what yourRead more


The Picture of Freedom

by A. Tosone

When you’re involved in rescue you willingly get on an emotional rollercoaster. Period. End of discussion. The highs and the lows are guaranteed terms of service in this business. The ride with the biggest high and the lowest lows is the FreedomRead more


New Women’s Health Initiative to open at Swedish Covenant Hospital

When it opens this fall, the Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital will provide north side women with a comfortable, convenient space to receive health care services. This project would not have happened without the support of numerous elected officials and communityRead more


Shirts our Business

Over the past 39 years, Ron Weiss has been printing all sorts of messages on T-shirts, polos, sweats, shorts, gym bags and backpacks – all because he didn’t want to become a doctor.

“It was my parents’ fondest wish. But this seems to have workedRead more


Merz Apothecary

Walking into Merz Apothecary at 4716 N. Lincoln is like stepping into a time machine.

And that’s just the way Anthony Qaiyum planned it. The shop looks just like you’d expect a drug store that opened in 1875 – the year of the first KentuckyRead more