Beat Meeting Attendance Remains a Key Component to Helping Reduce Crime in 47th Ward

by Peter von Buol

The Chicago Police Department’s Community Policing (CAPS) program continues to be a vital resource for 47th Ward residents concerned about crime in their community.

According to officials at the Chicago Police Dept., residents who attend beat meetings are directly helping their localRead more

 

Remembering Chicago Police Commander Paul R. Bauer

by Peter von Buol

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18th District (Near North) Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer, 53, who was shot to death on Feb. 13 by an armed suspect who had been fleeing from police officers, is being rememberedRead more

 

Cyber-crime—Everybody is at Risk

By Patrick Butler

It isn’t just the big corporations that have to watch out for cyber-criminals, an electronic security expert warned local businesspeople at a Northcenter Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Everybody in just about any kind of business needs to keep a wary eye openRead more

 

Bertha Finds Healing for Chronic Wound at Swedish Covenant Hospital

By Bill Ligas

In 2013, Bertha noticed a wound on her leg that wouldn’t heal. It continued to grow despite visiting many doctors and trying various treatments ranging from raw honey to medicated patches. The open sore continued to grow until it eventually became the sizeRead more

 

True Facts about the Edelweiss Flower

Written by Erika (Neumayer) Ehrat – Owner & Designer of Rare Dirndl

  • The edelweiss's scientific name is Leontopodium alpinum.
  • It can be found at high altitudes in the mountains of Europe, Asia and South America. The original home of the edelweiss is in the high plateau ofRead more
 

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