March is national Red Cross Month, and the Chicago area Red Cross is calling on people to donate blood. Fresh blood is needed to help replenish the local supply, which was diminished after severe winter weather forced the Red Cross to cancel blood drives earlier this year.
Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. Organization for Action held a rally today to urge Senator Mark Kirk to raise the minimum wage in the state.
Most restaurants give customers a menu that lists all of the food options available. This is especially true at places where they order over the counter. It makes it quick to get in, place an order, and get out. But some chains will still allow consumers to go off the board. Potbelly's secret menu isn't such a secret anymore, and restaurants like Chipotle allow well-known custom orders too.
A Naperville woman supports the troops.
This year the anniversary of the founding of Chicago coincides with Fat Tuesday, so the city celebrated its 177th year with a Mardi Gras theme.
Chicago's National Veterans Art Museum is one of 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. It's the highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community.
The Chicago History Museum is hosting a "four-star day of fun," teaching locals the meaning of the Chicago flag. Museum curators discussed the stars and stripes, and its relation to the city. Residents had the opportunity to connect with the city during the Chicago Connect chain art project.
March Madness is right around the corner with most championships set to begin this weekend. But conference realignment means there will be some interesting geography for schools this year.
An Albany resident facing his last day in the United States asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities to close his case, so he can stay with his family.
A new survey by the U.S. Department of Education reveals that student debt loans increased nearly 20 percent over four years.
Anyone who has owned an animal knows it's not cheap. For those on a fixed income, the financial burden can often be devastating. But new pet insurance for veteran's service animals hopes to help avoid hard choices.
The Thursday before Ash Wednesday is known as Fat Thursday to Polish Christians. Many of them also know it as Pączki Day. Pączki (POHNCH-KEY) is a Polish delicacy that's a sweet treat before Lent. And Polish bakeries in Chicago saw brisk business on Thursday.
The Blackhawks and Penguins will play the fifth of six outdoor NHL games in this season's Stadium Series Saturday night. Preparing Soldier Field for the game is a nearly two-week process. Spectators and organizers must all be prepared for cold and potentially wet weather.
Illinois recently became a "hands-free" state, making it illegal to text and drive. But, are young drivers getting the message? One man is hoping his message resonates and encourages CPS students to change their driving habits. He shares the consequences he faced because of texting while driving as part of AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign.
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Mitch Goldich Music has played a role in social change throughout history. The Chicago Children's Choir performed its annual Black History Month concert to recognize great leaders and musicians of the past. false Right false true Kids came together and learned about the power o
Nikitta Foston Learning to swim can be scary for children, but it doesn't have to be. Children as young as 6-months-old are learning to breathe, to kick, to tread and yes - to swim at The Chicago Blue Dolphins Swim Club. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participation in formal sw
It's no secret that Chicago is a winner with its pizza. Yet the White Sox served DiGiorno, a frozen pizza brand, at U.S. Cellular Field. But that's all changing. The team has partnered and joined forces with a locally-owned pizza store--Beggar's Pizza.
The academy lobbied the Chicago Board of Education to add 100 more students in the next four years. This year, 500 students applied for just 100 open spots. There are 400 students on the waiting list.
For nearly 35 years, residents and visitors have enjoyed horse carriage rides in downtown. One alderman wants to ban, what some have called a Chicago tradition.
Ladies, want to look like an Olympian? Try Boxing. Want to protect your heart and improve your cardiovascular health? Try Boxing. The Olympics did, as of the 2012 London Games, propelling women's boxing into the national spotlight. But it's not only a benefit for Olympians. It's a benefit for any woman looking to strengthen her heart, improve her health and promote long-term health & wellness. February is American Heart Month and heart disease is the number one cause of death for women, more than all forms of cancer combined.
Chicago's winter weather is keeping people inside, and that's good news for the same-day delivery business.
Every four years, the Winter Olympics drive an increased interest in figure skating. Irma Sveiteryte, who runs Figure Skate Chicago, says her phone has been ringing off the hook. She explains how the Olympics bring her more students, and students share how watching the Olympics inspires them to skate.