Shared Cost Sidewalk Program

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program in which residents share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. The program has been a successful service for many years, offering an outstanding value to property owners. All property owners pay the same square-foot costRead more


Yellow Ribbons

By Found Chicago / A. Tosone

Have you ever seen a yellow ribbon tied to a dog’s collar or leash? If you did (or do in the future), would you know that it has a purpose? Would you know what it means? Yellow ribbons onRead more


How to Exercise Your Pet When it’s Cold Out

By TAILS Magazine/Lara Jackson

During these chilly, dark winter months, it’s hard enough for us humans to get out of bed and get through the day sometimes, but imagine how our furry friends feel. Sometimes it seems as though our dogs and cats go intoRead more


The Importance of Shopping Local

Written by Foundation guest author Mark Schipper

The month of December traditionally is the Holiday Season, whatever might be your personal beliefs and proclivities. Friends and families migrate across the country to see one another, while great feasts roll out and gifts selected with careRead more


December’s Featured Business–Lucila’s Homemade

Alfajores from Lucila'sLucila Giagrande, an Argentine native and longtime Northcenter resident, is the founder and operator of Lucila’s Homemade LLC, a wholesale pastry business with its production facility located in our community. Lucila’s Homemade specializes in the handcrafting of Alfajores (increasingly known as Alfies™), traditional confections ofRead more


5 Holiday Plants that are Toxic to Your Pets

Written by Janice Brown, TAILS

Many people are decorating their homes for the holidays, but pet parents should be aware that some plants used for holiday decorating can be dangerous to cats and dogs. Understanding which plants are toxic, and which are not, can helpRead more


Black Dog Syndrome

Contributed by A. Tosone and Found Chicago

Have you heard of Black Dog Syndrome before? While statistical evidence has never officially been gathered, many people involved in animal welfare believe this phenomenon is a dominating force in a high euthanasia rate of black animals (theRead more


November’s Featured Business-Marmalade

marmaladeMarmalade is Chicago's best breakfast with a twist, lunch with imagination, and brunch with a satisfying flair. We reinvent menu staples by adding unique ingredients and unexpected flavors, then delight with artful presentation. Combining the freshest ingredients with a touch of stylish charm, each dishRead more


K9 Nose Work: What is it? Who is it for? How does it help my dog?

Contributed by Roger Lautt,  CNWI, CPDT-KA

K9 Nose Work®, also sometimes called nose work, fun nose work, scent work, and search work, is a relatively new sport for pet dogs and their owners, created and sanctioned by the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Read more


7 Tips for Avoiding Locksmith Scams

Legitimate locksmith companies may also use similar names to improve their position in business directories, so use the following tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help avoid a scam:

1. Be wary of locksmith companies that answer calls with generic phrases like “locksmith services,” ratherRead more