Kale sheds bum rap on kidney stones

By Angela Barnes Kale is one of America’s current health food crazes. Studies show the trendy veggie is exceptionally rich in nutrients, antioxidants and other cancer fighting properties. But now some critics are warning the ubiquitous leafy green super food may pose a risk. Website articles and health gurus are warning that eating too much […]

Scrupulosity: Where OCD and faith collide

By Traci Badalucco “My name is Emily and I have scrupulosity.” It sounds like a session of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Instead, it was Emily’s first public declaration at a recent scrupulosity forum in Chicago.

VIDEO: Trendy and swinging: Wicker Park real estate on the rise

By Sean Froelich Not long ago, Wicker Park on Chicago’s Northwest Side was a bohemian enclave for starving artists. Today, it’s more likely to be associated with the “g” word, gentrification. After shaking off the effects of the 2008 housing crisis, the area’s real estate market is again on an upswing. Some residents expressed melancholy […]

Chicago ranks 2nd worst city for mosquitoes

By Anne Arntson It’s official. Mosquitoes love Chicago. The Windy City is second on Orkin’s list of the Top 20 Worst Mosquito Cities in the U.S. The pest controller’s list, released Monday, ranked cities by the number of clients served. Atlanta holds the top spot. Rounding out the top five are Washington, Detroit and Houston.