VIDEO: How ISIS is affecting Assyrian Christians in Chicago

By: Marika Bastrmajian On February 24, 2015, militants of the so-called Islamic State raided several villages in the Hassakeh province in Syria, capturing large groups of Christian Assyrians, an ethnic minority indigenous to the region.

Cancer patients find support through mentoring program

For those battling cancer, the difficult part is often times, finding others who can relate and pass on valuable advice from experience.  Through Imerman Angels, cancer patients are matched with “Mentor Angels,” who are cancer survivors.  Marika Bastrmajian has more. Read more.

VIDEO: Where you live matters for access to quality, healthy foods

The availability of quality grocery stores in neighborhoods of lower socioeconomic status is scarce.  There is a slow movement towards quality grocers expanding to less affluent neighborhoods. But some believe that expansion is not happening at a fast enough pace and low-income communities continue to lack access to good food. Shoppers at the Streeterville opening of […]

VIDEO: Value-conscious shoppers driving consignment industry

By Marika Bastrmajian The resale industry is a multi billion dollar industry having grown significantly in the last few years since the recent recession. Consignment shops, like Luxury Garage Sale, have seen an influx of both shoppers and sellers and as the industry continues to grow, value-conscious shoppers are given more options aside from traditional shopping.