Tips on approaching the gift-giving season with your children.

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

sledingAs the largest gift-giving season of the year approaches, it can be difficult to balance receiving and giving when it comes to our children.  Here are some helpful things to keep in mind as parents when navigating the gift-givingRead more


Neighborhood Icon to Get a Facelift

By Patrick Butler

The 9davis47-year-old Davis Theater at 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., is about to get its first major facelift in decades – probably starting with the washrooms if owner Tom Fencl has his way.

“I know from standing at bus stops that a lotRead more


Swedish Covenant Hospital Opens New Immediate Care Centers on City’s North Side

This summer, Swedish Covenant Hospital is bringing two new immediate care centers to Chicago’s north side, providing community members with access to convenient, quality health care for a variety of non-life-threatening emergencies.

The first center opened in June in the Sauganash neighborhood (6141 N. CiceroRead more


The Schulter Foundation and Wintrust Sponsor Senior Financial Safety Program

eniors at the Martha Washington listen to the presentation Money Smart for Older Adults. (

eniors at the Martha Washington listen to the presentation Money Smart for Older Adults. (

With over 50 million Americans aged 62 and over, older adults are a prime targets for financial exploitation by people they know and trust as well asRead more


Schulter Foundation Scholarships: Helping students in their journey to college

By Patrick Butler

College is going to be just a little easier for students like Haley Pienton, Dalia Arroyo, Daniele Anderson and Cassie Kielnik thanks to the Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation.

Gene Schulter (left) awards Haley Pienton a scholarship.

Gene Schulter (left) awards Haley Pienton a scholarship.

Pienton, aRead more


Celebrating Moms & the Importance of Teaching Your Kids to Cook

pickvegiesWe happily celebrate our mothers in the month of May. Those celebrations, like most family occasions, will likely be centered on food, whether it’s a special brunch or dinner at mom’s favorite place. That makes perfect sense, since our parents are the first people toRead more


Working out saved Brian’s life: Literally

By: Megy Karydes/Swedish Covenant Hospital

Brian Smolicek has Galter LifeCenter to thank for saving his life. That’s not a euphemism. It was the quick thinking of the team at Chicago’s only medical fitness center that helped the 52-year-old when he blacked out as he was preparingRead more


Preparing for your summer garden

By Rinda West
RindaWest Landscape Designs

gardentoolNow is a great time to be thinking seriously about this summer’s garden!  Once the weather warms up enough to spend time outside, here are some garden do’s and don’ts:

  • Cut back last year’s perennial flowers and grasses nowRead more

Sprucing up your spring dog sports

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

insidedogAs the weather begins to thaw here in Chicago, I’m sure everyone is itching to get outside and start moving! The good news is that your dog is no different. Man’s best friend wants nothing more thanRead more


Five reasons you’re not exercising

By: Swedish Covenant Hospital

Besides diet, exercise is one of the most important things you can do to help protect your heart. Most people know that regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce their risk of heartRead more