How Chicago became the top “fair trade” city in the United States

By Megan Kramer Rich Troche, manager of Everybody’s Coffee in Uptown, knows everything about the shop’s medium-roast “Coffee of the Month” – who roasted it, where it was grown, how it was processed and even what different processes do to the beans. In March the featured coffee came from the San Ignacio farm in Peru […]

‘Earth Day is every day’ for Chicago’s American Indians

Evian Cloud works on a drawing for Earth Day.

By Christine Smith Another Earth Day has come and gone, but for 65-year-old Dorene Wiese and other American Indians living in the Chicago area, the celebration and remembrance of Mother Earth continues. Wiese and approximately 30,000 other American Indians living in Chicago promote the protection of nature’s beauty through activities like Native Scholars. The after […]