Progress on Behalf of You

From Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer Each year, state law requires various office holders to submit an annual report to the General Assembly. The report identifies progress that has been made on behalf of Illinois taxpayers. Too often, however, these reports seem to gatherRead more

Gift Cards: What You Should Know

From Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer One of the lesser-known roles of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office involves gift cards. Some unused gift cards after a certain period of time are considered unclaimed property. As such, the value of these cards is surrendered toRead more

Youngest Commander in Post’s History Helps Revitalize American Legion Post 973

by Peter von Buol For more than 70 years, American Legion Tattler Post 973 has been a vital neighborhood institution for North Center and Lincoln Square. After years of a slow decline in membership, its current leadership has been able to successfully revitalize the organizationRead more

Political satire expressed in carnival floats

By Patrick Butler Jaques Tilly, Germany’s sometimes controversial master float builder, was a featured attraction on the DANK (German American National Congress) Haus float at the Saturday, Sept. 9, Von Steuben Day parade. For more than three decades, the carnival float designer’s handiwork has beenRead more

Some things-the good and bad-will never be forgotten if Gene Schulter has his way

By Patrick Butler Oct. 9, 1989 will never be just a date on the calendar for former 47th Ward Ald. Gene Schulter. He was there in Berlin on 10/9/89 when “the people forced their (East German) government” to start tearing down the infamous Wall theRead more

Rededication Ceremony of Chicago’s Berlin Wall Monument

by Peter von Buol The Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation, DANK Haus, the German-American Cultural Center and the Cold War Museum-Midwest will host a rededication ceremony of Chicago’s own Berlin Wall Monument at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. Located inside the CTA’s Brown LineRead more

A Lifetime of Learning – The Importance of Dog Training Longevity and Maintenance

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center Have you ever heard of a person refer to their dog as “trained” or that their dog needs to be “trained?” The notion that dog training is an event which happens only once during the courseRead more

German Day Parade’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated by Hundreds

Photos  and Story by Patrick Butler The annual German Day parade just marked its’ 50th anniversary last week with several hundred marchers, a dozen floats and tightly-packed crowds along parts of Lincoln Ave. Unlike a number of other ethnic groups, local Germans’ interest in theirRead more

Travelers Find Home Away from Home at Pat’s Place

By Pat Butler Since finishing college in 1968, Pat Clark has been a computer programmer, a Realtor at Cuyler and Lincoln, a local landlord, and for the past 15 years a tax preparer at H & R block, now at 3150 N. Lincoln. That wasRead more