Local business brings healthy chocolate to Chicago

By Alissa Anderegg After struggling with depression for several years, Renee Faur knew it was time to make a change. She changed her outlook– and her eating habits– by turning to an all raw, plant-based diet. Faur was amazed by her fast improvement and began experimenting with raw recipes to share with her family and […]

Local musician teaches toddlers about healthy eating

By Alissa Anderegg As a professional singer and voiceover actress, Jamie Martin has performed at venues across the country. After giving birth to her first child, she transformed this love of singing into a children’s musical act to be able to spend more time with her young kids. Now known as Miss Jamie on the […]

‘Live Music Now’ brings music education to Chicago Public Schools

By Alissa Anderegg The International Music Foundation is a Chicago-based organization dedicated to providing high-quality musical performances and music education throughout the city. As part of its outreach, the foundation has provided free, music programs to Chicago Public School students for 35 years. Through in-school visits and field trip opportunities, including its performances at Preston […]

D.J.’s bike doctor will close after seven years in Hyde Park

By Beixi(Bessie) Xu David Jones, the owner of D.J.’s Bike Doctor won’t be practicing his craft much longer, he is going to close his bike store in the fall after seven years in Hyde Park.​ After working on bikes in this community for 40 years, Jones has decided to leave the city and move to […]