Easy Things to Focus on During Amazing Home Renovations

Renovation projects are usually stressful and demanding because they disrupt your regular schedule and cost money. However, the way your home looks and its features can say a lot about you …

Facts About Private Schools

There is a lot of misleading information about private schools. For parents who want to take their children to private schools, the best way to get information is to visit them …

Tips to Aid Legal Matters You Find Yourself In

Legal issues can be a complicated, challenging, and often frightening prospect. Treating the legal system like your personal adversary will cost you thousands of dollars in fees and fines you may …

Weight Concerns May Be Keeping More Female Smokers From Quitting, University of Chicago Research Finds

National surveys indicate that more than 50% of American adults want to lose weight, but it’s not surprising that women are dedicated to the cause much more than men — and …

Chicago Market Research Firm Says That Seafood is the New Frontier for Fast Food

  Fast food and other popular American dining options have begun to shift in recent years, with many consumers paying greater attention to healthier options — and a number of brands …

Chicago Company Facing Over $170K in Fines for Workplace Safety Violations

A Northwest Side Chicago manufacturer of industrial dryers is facing $171,000 in fines after an inspection last year revealed “multiple serious violations” at the Chicago Dryer Co., the Occupational Safety and …

Chicago-Area Resident Wants Kids to Literally Try On Better Attitudes

Paul Dolan, a resident of Chicago’s Roger’s Park neighborhood, was tired of kids having bad attitudes. So he came up with a unique solution: T-shirts banning bad behavior every school day, …

Smoking Doesn’t Aid Weight Control, but Believing It Does Makes It Harder to Quit, Say Chicago Researchers

For years now, a myth has persisted that smoking helps people, especially women, control their weight. But a new study out of the University of Illinois at Chicago is busting that …

Chicago Mobile App Company Moves to New Office

A mobile app development firm specializing in business apps has recently moved to an office near Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lextech, formerly in Lisle, has now moved into a …

Draft Town Coming to Chicago

There’s a tiny, temporary suburb coming to Chicago. The National Football League is taking over Roosevelt College’s Auditorium Theatre and part of the Windy City’s Grant Park to build a 900,00-square …

Chicago-Area Groups Sending Military Care Packages Honored with Gift from Military Base

Beyond helping others, donating food, clothing, and other necessities to the needy can have its rewards — as one Chicago-area grocery store found out recently. The Fairplay store in Worth, IL, …

Illinois’s Medical Marijuana Program Fights Setbacks

While medical marijuana was legalized in Illinois in 2014, the process of instituting the change has been an uphill battle for many. For example, in January, the state missed a self-imposed …

Chicago Teens Are Knit Together

In North Lawndale, Illinois, two very different sets of students are learning similar lessons. Both disadvantaged public-school students and students at North Lawndale College Prep have immersed themselves in the wonderful …