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 …

Man Who Posted Video Smoking Marijuana With Chameleon Acquitted of Animal Cruelty Charges

A West Side man who had been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after posting an online video of him blowing marijuana smoke into a pet chameleon’s mouth has been acquitted by …

Cook County Forest Preserve to Open Five Campgrounds Near Chicago

Just in time for peak camping season, Cook County Forest Preserve will open up five new and improved camping sites to families across the Chicago area, for the first time in …

North Chicago Library Gets Much-Needed Upgrades Thanks to Record Fundraising Efforts

A record-breaking year of fundraising efforts has given the North Chicago Public Library the money it needs to undergo some much-needed repairs, upgrades and renovations. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Argonne …

Chicago Celebrates Independent Breweries During Craft Beer Week

On Thursday, May 14, Chicago kicked off its annual Craft Beer Week to celebrate some of the Windy City’s finest independent breweries and the endless varieties of stouts, IPAs, witbiers and …

Illinois Governor’s Mansion in Need of $8.8M in Repairs, Fundraising Campaign Begins

This week, Sangamon County will begin efforts to raise enough private funds to pay for the estimated $8.8 million needed to renovate the historic 160-year-old Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield. The …

Women With Drive Program Provides Cars For Struggling Women

“I feel like the kid in ‘Miracle on 34th Street,’” said Caress Pouncy, the new owner of a refurbished 2010 Nissan Altima as she received her keys at the Automechanika Chicago, …

Chicago Police Target Minority Neighborhoods With Sobriety Checkpoints, While White Neighborhoods Remain Largely Untouched

As more DWI task forces are created in police forces across the country, it’s expected that the number of DWI charges could increase by as much as 50% over a period …

Chicago O’Hare Airport Speeds Up Customs

Travelers entering the United States via Chicago’s O’Hare airport have a new option for customs declaration available to them: their phones. Recently, Customs and Border Protection released an app called Mobile …

Landscaping, Construction Work Focus in Chicago Suburb Renovation Project

For more than a month, a major Chicago suburb has had major landscaping work done on its downtown main street. The Chicago Tribune reports that since early April, Plainfield’s Lockport Street has undergone …

League of Women Voters Educates Chicago Residents on Flood-Fighting Options

Throughout the metropolitan Chicago area, homeowners are plagued with chronic flooding throughout the summer months. In 2014, the city’s storm water management system was almost always overwhelmed by an increasing number …