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  • Want to dig deep into deep dish pizza? Uno’s has classes to teach how to make the Chicago classic

    Uno's Pizza--known for its classic deep dish pizza--holds cooking classes at the restaurant before it opens. Assistant Manager David Weinberg says the class takes students through the entire process from start to finish.

  • It’s a big deal: The Maxwell Street Market, the oldest open air market in the country, is still going strong

    The Historic Maxwell Street Market is the oldest open air market in the country. It has moved several times in its history and is currently located just outside the Loop in the 800 block of South Desplaines. Mark Kelly, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Events, says the market is tied to Chicago’s immigrant population and says it has now morphed into a popular market for the Hispanic community.  On August 8th, the market will be holding their summer celebration called […]

  • Check it out: The Chicago Tool Library opens later this summer

    When you think of a library, you think of a place where you check out books, movies and a variety of other items. But, have you ever checked out a hammer from a library? You’ll be able to do just that when the Chicago Tool Library opens in Bridgeport later this summer. Co-founder Jim Benton says it is actually not a new concept. He also says, if you’re cleaning up your tool closet, they’re currently looking for donations of a […]

  • Tools of the Trade: A new exhibit features the typewriters used by iconic American writers

    The American Writers Museum has a new exhibit called Tools of the Trade. It’s a look back at the importance of the typewriter to the author, poet, journalist and playwright. Museum President Carey Cranston says the connection between  writers and their typewriters is  a special bond. You will get a first-hand  look at the typewriters that, when some famous names put their fingers to the keyboard, masterpieces were created. And, for the budding young writer who has never seen a […]

  • They’re buzzing over cider in Hermosa

    The husband-and-wife team behind Chicago-made Right Bee Cider have opened a tasting room. Kate Morgan and her husband Charlie met and got married all because of their love for cider. Charlie was a beer maker, Kate’s preference was cider, and the two launched Right Bee in 2014. Of course, when you have the word “bee” in your name, you have to make your own honey to go in a craft cider. But it takes more than good honey to make […]

  • From food desert to food incubator: The South Side’s first food hall opens in Pullman

    Pullman is now home to the South Side’s first food hall. Called One Eleven, it is located on East 111th Street and open for business. One Eleven has three food stalls with diverse choices. Ciere Boatright, Vice President of Real Estate and Inclusion at Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, calls One Eleven part of a holistic approach to developing the neighborhood and says she hopes it is just the beginning for the food scene on the South Side. For more information, visit […]

  • Couples married at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel wanted for July anniversary celebration

    Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement in Naperville is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. It has been 50 years since a group of volunteers rescued St.John’s Episcopal Church from demolition and moved it to its current location. To mark the date, Naper Settlement is looking for couples who have gotten married at the chapel. They’ll be invited to a special wedding celebration event Sunday, July 14, 1-4pm, including a group vow renewal ceremony and a photo booth for then and now […]

  • Relive the Cubs’ 2016 World Series miracle in a new musical at the Royal George Theatre

    It was 108 years in the making. Now, the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win is part of a musical coming to the Royal George Theatre in Lincoln Park. “Miracle” the musical follows a family of die-hard Cubs fan living through the 2016 baseball season to the team’s World Series win. Producer Billy Marovitz says you will relive the entire season, with highlights projected on a screen and music all Chicagoans can relate to. He adds that the play is not […]

  • A Wicker Park shop is applying the concept of ‘farm to table’ to flowers

    The term “farm to table” doesn’t just apply to food. At Wicker Park’s Field and Florist, it also applies to flowers. The concept, which originated seven years ago, involves designs based on and supplied by the flowers grown in the owners’ garden in Southwest Michigan, about 90 minutes from Chicago. By growing locally, they reduce their carbon footprint. In addition to selling flowers in their shop, they also use them for weddings and other events and supply to other local […]

  • Canine Therapy Corps looking for help to build new office and training center

    Canine Therapy Corps is a therapy dog organization serving over 10,000 people in the Chicago area. They’re converting a nearly century-old building in Logan Square into an office and training center and are looking for help. A 6,000 square foot building built in 1924 will be converted, with half the space for dog agility training and half for organization offices and space for volunteers. BANGBANG Design House, the group leading the project, is reaching out to contractors, manufacturers and vendors […]

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