‘Shark Tank’ food contest fulfills hunger for locally produced food

Carrots grown at Growing Power's Milwaukee Farm

By Jordan Gaines Locally sourced food creates local jobs and creates smaller carbon footprint, which is better for the environment. So why is it that only 6 percent of food grown in Illinois consumed here? In a “Shark Tank”-style competition, a team composed of three food-based concerns won the right last week to solve that […]

Hospitalization due to diabetes on the rise on South and West sides


By Talia Beechick Hospitalization due to diabetes is on the rise on Chicago’s South and West sides, according to newly released data from the Chicago Public Health Department. Altgeld Gardens and Hegewisch saw the highest increase, with only 20 hospitalizations due to diabetes in 2000, and 139 by 2011, according to the data, the most […]