Sharing Books

by our friends at Black Bear Academy

“A book is a gift you can open again and again” ~Garrison Keillor

As we end another successful Scholastic Book Fair at Black Bear Academy, and we approach the gift-giving season, we wanted to share some important tips aboutRead more


Neighborhood Chambers Help Spur Local Holiday Shopping

By Patrick Butler

Northcenter Chamber Kicks Off “Shop Small” Drive with Visit from Winter “Ambassadors”

smallbiz1A polar bear and penguin kicked off the holiday shopping season passing out #Shop Small bags, stickers and free hot chocolate in Northcenter Town Square the Monday and Wednesday prior toRead more


Prost to Dovetail Brewery, A New Brewery With Old-School Methods

In carpentry, a dovetail joint refers to two interlocking pieces that strengthen one another to contribute to structural integrity. 

dovetail-1It's a fitting choice for the name of Bill Wesselink and Hagen Dost's brewery at Ravenswood and Belle Plaine -- the brewers' passion for history and traditional stylesRead more


From the Chopping Block: The Indulgence Days are in full swing!

The days of indulgence are upon us! We just finished digesting our turkey dinner, and now it’s time to turn our attention to holiday entertaining, namely sweets and treats. December is the time to put off the diet in favor of cookies and candy.


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Physical and Occupational Therapists Work Together to Help You Overcome Physical Limitations

sch-rehabWhether you’ve suffered through a stroke, or are recovering from a minor injury, many individuals will face some form of physical limitation in their life. While physical therapy is known to alleviate pain and regain strength after an injury, few recognize the additional benefits occupationalRead more


Want to Earn $1 Million? Go to College?

From State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs

tresurer2I want my child to have a better life than I do. To do so, I believe she needs to go to college. Thousands of other parents want the same for their children. However, rising tuition costs and mountingRead more


Gifts for Children with Special Needs

Tips provided by Black Bear Academy

img_2247The Holiday season is upon us and the season of gifts and giving has begun!  Gifts for children with special needs can be especially difficult to find. Below are some ideas from our clinical team to help make yourRead more


Self Care During the Holidays

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

self-care-photoAlthough the holidays are a time for celebration and connection with the ones we love, they can also be a time of increased stress.  It is important to be mindful of our stress levels and the potential forRead more


Tricks for Treats – Keeping Your Dog Busy This Winter

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago

found2-decAs the beautiful summer and early fall weather draws to a close, dog owners around Chicago are seeking new ways to exercise and engage with their cooped up canines. While physical activity is extremely important for any dog, mental stimulation isRead more


Century-old Davis Theater plans gradual Thanksgiving comeback

Story and photos by Patrick Butler

The long wait is over.

Workmen put finishing touches on ceiling of the auditorium at the new Davis Theater.

Workmen put finishing touches on ceiling of the auditorium at the new Davis Theater.

After undergoing $4 million worth of transformation over most of this past year, the Davis Theater willRead more