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  • Video: Eli’s Cheesecake makes 25,000 cakes every day, selling sweet slices of Chicago to customers around the world

    Eli’s Cheesecake Company was born from a desire to create a great dessert. Now, they make over 25,000 cheesecakes a day in 100 varieties sold around the world. Carrying on the belief of founder Eli Schulman that “giving back is the best part of being an entrepreneur,” the company supports many local organizations and is also known for the big cakes it creates as part of its civic outreach.

  • 11-year-old on mission to deliver donuts to every police officer in America

    An 11-year-old boy with a mission to deliver donuts to every police officer in America visited the Chicago Police Department this weekend. Tyler Carach visited officers in Districts 18, 1, 12 and 9 according to his Twitter page. But it was the 14th Shakespeare District that took it to a new level. “In 14th District fashion, we, of course, had to ask what was the most donuts eaten by a police officer at one of Tyler’s visits,” explained CAPS Officer […]

  • The Midnight Circus raises over $1 million for Chicago Park District projects

    At the end of every Chicago summer into the early fall, a little circus with a big presence and even bigger community impact bring their show to the Chicago Park District. “Midnight Circus is a full-on, world-class intimate-theatrical circus,” says Jeff Jenkins, Co-Founder of the Midnight Circus in the Parks. After high school, Jeff auditioned for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was accepted into their clown college, and toured with them. He ran away from the circus […]

  • Riverbank Neighbors keeping biodiversity alive on a stretch of the Chicago River

    A group of neighbors on the north side of Chicago took a neglected quarter-mile stretch of land just south of Montrose along the Chicago River and turned it into a haven of nature. Located in North Center, the Ravenswood Neighbors garden space attracts volunteers from areas extending around its own neighborhood. The group was started in 1994 by a group of concerned and motivated residents, including Pete Leki and Roark Johnson. “[This is] a focus for our community,” Leki said […]

  • Chicago property management group organizes resident-driven school supply drive

    Planned Property Management, a company that owns and manages 32 residential high and mid-rise rentals on Chicago’s north side recently asked it’s residents to help a local school start off on the right foot this fall. In early August, the office posted flyers, sent emails and spread the word through social media posts that they were having a school supply drive. Residents living in PPM buildings quickly got to work both dropping off materials in areas designated in their buildings, […]

  • National Be Kind To Humankind Week: Making A Difference On AND Off The Field

    It’s “National Be Kind To Humankind Week,” and high school student-athletes from 64 high schools throughout the Chicago metro came together on Sunday to interact with each other while doing good for kids. The event took place at the McCook Athletic & Exposition Center welcoming schools from Rockford to Minooka to the borders of Wisconsin and Indiana. The campaign is part of Making A Difference On AND Off The Field presented by Buddy’s HELPERS and the PepsiCo Showdown. Each of […]

  • Much more than a music festival: Looking back at Lollapalooza 2018

    Lollapalooza 2018 wraps up after another four-day massive takeover of Chicago’s Grant Park, with over 180 bands performing on eight stages. The weather held out for the more than 400,000 attendees and crew members. The heaviest traffic day was Friday, hitting over 110,000 patrons, with no arrests according to the OEMC. Lolla is known for being a music festival, but really, it is much more than that. A mecca of sustainability, education and charitable causes, Lollapalooza sets the bar higher […]

  • Food Vendors Profit at Lolla

    Chicago-area restaurants see financial advantages to having a presence at Lollapalooza. Erin Waldron, Area Director for Wow Bao, tells WGN’s Jen DeSalvo about the benefits… Wow Bao also cooks for the other vendors, providing breakfast as they set up for the day…

  • Live blog: Super Bowl LII – Patriots vs. Eagles

    We’re live blogging Super Bowl LII – New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles.

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