19th and 20th District Community Policing Programs Host Special Events and Beat Meetings in May

by Peter von Buol

For those interested in neighborhood safety, the Chicago Police Department’s Community Policing (CAPS) program remains a valuable resource for 47th Ward residents.

In addition to their regularly-scheduled beat meetings, the 19th District and the 20th District community relations offices are hosting fourRead more

 

Memories of the First World War still to be found a century later here on the N. Side

By Patrick Butler, Photos by Patrick Butler

World War I may be a “forgotten war” to many Americans, but the so-called “War to End All Wars” that ended nearly a century ago still has plenty of reminders here on the North Side.

These include a smallRead more

 

Architectural gem hidden in Plain Sight at Waveland and Lincoln Avenue

by Peter von Buol

A Com Ed power substation at 1834-1838 W. Waveland Ave. is among a group of buildings located throughout the city that local architectural preservationists want the city of Chicago to include in a proposed Thematic Chicago Landmark District.

Designed by German-American architectRead more

 

The Chopping Block: Get Saucy

Any home cook worth their salt knows that a good sauce can turn a mediocre dish into a star. It’s how the chefs do it in the restaurants, right? But we’ve all also heard the stories about stocks simmering for days and sauces reducing forRead more

 

Spotlight on Swedish: Gordon Closes the Book on Severe Back Pain With Life-Changing Treatment

By Bill Ligas

A serious, painful back injury left Gordon, an active 79-year-old sci-fi author, relying on a cane. While initial treatment at the Swedish Covenant Hospital Pain Clinic was helpful, he knew that to fully relieve his pain for the long term, he needed the expert adviceRead more

 

History of Maifest

by Erika Neumayer Ehrat, designer and founder of Rare Dirndl

I have been celebrating Maifest here in Chicago for years and years! It is held in Lincoln Square, usually around the end of May/beginning of June. It is not an extravagant fest for the city, butRead more

 

Rescue Pups in Need Deserve Your Help, Indeed!

Brittney Frazier, CPDT-KA, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

With spring finally creeping out of the darkness of winter here in Chicago, many of us are really itching to get out and about with our dogs! However, as you might have noticed on social media, thereRead more

 

Top 4 German Soups and Stews to Warm You Up (and the recipes so you can make it yourself)

Written by Erika Neumayer Ehrat, designer and founder of Rare Dirndl

One of my favorite things about good German food is not only that it is freakin delicious, but that it’s food that warms you up… heart and soul (literally!). Soups and stews are staples in German cuisineRead more

 

Spotlight on Swedish Covenant Hospital

Dr. Benuck Talks About His Practice, His Patients and His Favorite Classical Composer

We sat down with Dr. Benuck, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, to learn his about his patient philosophy and interests. 

My medical practice

My main interest is hip and knee replacements.Read more

 

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

 

With the chaos of day to day life, a handheld device and a favorite cartoon on the TV can seem like an easy way to keep children entertained. These electronics are simple go-to to avoid a meltdowns at theRead more