Did You Buy Roses? Heres How to Make Them Last!

Did you receive flowers from a loved one? Then you might want to take good care of them. If you plan to buy roses or different flowers for your love, you …

How to Prepare Your Toddlers for Preschool

Getting your toddlers ready for preschool is something that is never easy to do. Not only does the toddler potentially have some resistance to the idea of going to preschool, but …

How Do I FInd the Best Preschool for My Child?

Your child’s education is one of your responsibilities. Finding the best preschools is crucial for your child, as quality education is almost an unspoken requirement before high school. Moreover, finding a …

Read the Fine Print: Chicago Universities’ Hidden Credit Card Costs

It may be becoming more common for students and their families to pay for tuition costs with a credit card, but that doesn’t mean you should skip the fine print. Throughout …

Study Finds Illinois Emergency Room Visits Surged After Obamacare

Visits to the emergency room now number approximately 110 million each year, but Illinois, in particular, has recently seen an increase. A recent study by researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg …

Not One, Not Two, But Three Beer Museums are in the Works in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee

Is the new American pastime brewing beer? It might be considering that more people than ever trying out home brewing in their tubs, that beer tasting becoming as fancy as wine …

New Towers and Higher Prices Boost Chicago’s Real Estate Market

UPDATED 10/26/20 The average size of homes in the U.S. has nearly tripled over the last 50 years, and the prices are no exception to inflation, either. Chicago’s current real estate …

Chicago O’Hare International Adding a New Runway to Decrease Delays and Limit Jet Noise

There are more than 19,000 airports and aerial landing facilities in the U.S., but only a few are as recognizable as the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Starting in Mid August, construction …

Medical Industry Struggling With a Shortage of Hospice Workers

A growing number of Americans are reaching the age where they require end-of-life care. Unfortunately, however, few medical professionals are going into the hospice care field. Just two years ago, in …

E. coli Outbreak Infects at Least 50 at Carbon Live Fire in Chicago

Approximately 48 million people in the United States are hospitalized for food poisoning every year, and 2016 is no exception. An E. coli outbreak at Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill has …

Franciscan St. James Hospital Breaks Ground on $137 Million Expansion Project

Franciscan St. James Health broke ground on its new patient pavilion and emergency department expansion on May 31. The expansion will happen at its Olympia Fields campus. With a deadline to …

Gov. Rauner Stirs Up Debate Over Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

Workers’ compensation laws and regulations have been an integral part of the American society for many years. They provide security and peace of mind, especially for workers in inherently dangerous environments, …

Chicago Close to Passing Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The Chicago City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development and Audit unanimously approved the earned sick time ordinance proposal, which would require all employers to offer paid sick leave. Under the ordinance, …