Texas Transplant Opens Stylish Clothing Boutique

By Patrick Butler

Like New Jersey transplant, Craig Fass, Cheryl Malizewski didn’t start out expecting to run a neighborhood business in Northcenter.

The Texas-born Malizewski opened her women’s clothing shop at 4357 N. Lincoln Ave., after a few years working for pharmaceutical sales before decidingRead more

 

Snowstorm Didn’t Deter Bad Apple Owner From Staying in Chicago

By Patrick Butler

"I'm not just thinking about now. I'm thinking 10 years from now. The next generation. These are the people who are going to be driving our business" says the Bad Apple's Craig Fass. Photo by Patrick Butler

For theRead more

 

The Chopping Block: Get Your Chocolate Fix

Have you ever stood in the baking aisle at the grocery store staring at the wall of chocolate available wondering which one you should choose? Chips or bar? Semi-sweet or bittersweet? And just what is white chocolate?

Chocolate is a complex ingredient that can beRead more

 

Spring Break Travel Tips

Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

As spring break approaches, many students and their families are anticipating some time away.  Part of planning for a trip involves preparing for potential problem situations beforehand.  Because kids tend to misbehave when they need attention or direction, focusingRead more

 

Heart Healthy Tips

From Swedish Covenant Hospital

Swedish Covenant Hospital continues our commitment of promoting heart health to patients and the community. We asked some of our board-certified physicians, certified trainers and dietitians what heart healthy advice they practice. Here’s what they shared

Take time out for yourself. 
“EvenRead more

 

Playing Games with Your Child

From Black Bear Academy

Playing games with your child helps to encourage various areas of their development!  This includes, but is not limited to, skills such as attention, inhibition, receptive language, expressive language, sound  production, social language, and social interactions.

 Anticipatory Games

 

Some Sense About Desense

Tips and techniques for desensitizing your dog to new things

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

With Chicago-like spring weather creeping in and the neighborhood parks becoming more crowded, you may have noticed your dog’s growing sensitivity to things they haven’t encountered in months:Read more

 

Old Sears building must look for new anchor tenant after Binny’s bid is rejected

By Patrick Butler

Just when Springback Capital Advisors thought they might be signing Binny’s Beverage Depot as the anchor tenant in its redeveloped Sears building at 1900 W. Lawrence Ave., the neighboring McPherson School had other ideas.

State law prohibits putting a liquor establishment within 100Read more

 

Local restaurant’s “fish story” seasoned with good workers, theatrical touch

By Patrick Butler

Glenn Fahlstrom is both veteran actor and seasoned restaurateur.  So he didn’t have any stage fright when he opened what he describes as “Chicago’s pre-eminent seafood restaurant” after less than two years at 1258 W. Belmont Ave.

So is running Fahlstrom’s FreshRead more

 

Cardiologist Offers Heart Healthy Advice

February is American Heart Month. We sat down with Dr. Steve Attanasio, a board-certified cardiologist with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, to gain insight on how to best take care of your heart.

What’s the most important thing to know about heart health?

Cardiovascular disease remains theRead more