Chicago Neighborhood News: Lakeview, Blue Island, Uptown, Bridgeport, Logan Square

Lakeview: Head out to Lakeview for the Chicago Market for Makers taking place at Artifact Events, located at 4325 North Ravenswood Avenue, on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16 at 11 am. The Chicago edition of Market for Makers brings together over 50 creators displaying a wide variety of art, clothing, jewelry, and much more.

Restaurant Review: Max & Issy’s

Even if you're a diehard fan of Chicago-style pizza, it's okay to appreciate the taste and charm of New York-style pies. Don't worry; you won't be kicked out of the city for enjoying a NY slice. For those eager to find pizza with a Big Apple approach, look no further than the recently opened Max & Issy's, located at 1028 West Diversey Parkway in Lakeview.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - R-E-S-P-E-C-T!!

Yes, respect is what we want. But it can be elusive in the workplace. Here are a few suggestions for you to attain more respect in your work life. Of course, things that work in our work environment often work in the rest of our life too.

Minimalism Ideas For Your Home

Minimalism has been a dominating theme in design and architecture over the past few years. What started as an art movement in the 1960s has become a mainstay for interior designers that creates peaceful, eye-catching spaces with limited furnishings and selective decorative pieces.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – No Shortage of Mother’s Day Events This Year!

It’s been quite a year to remember, or maybe even to forget, but moms deserve a day to relax and enjoy some much-needed family fun time! And it just so happens that this Sunday there is no shortage of great Mother’s Day events to enjoy from home or outside to celebrate all the moms in your life!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Wicker Park, Museum Campus, Evanston, Virtual, North Center

Wicker Park: The Pop Up Grocer is hitting Wicker Park! Find items you wouldn't come across at your regular grocery ranging from innovative products in food and beverage to pet and body care brands. Located at 1555 North Milwaukee Avenue, the Pop Up Grocer is open from 9 am to 7 pm daily until Sunday, May 30.

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Restaurant Review: Moody Tongue

Moody Tongue and Brewing Company, located at 2515 South Wabash Avenue in the South Loop, recently was added to the list of Michelin-starred restaurants for 2021. One visit to their expansive establishment will quickly show why. The menu by executive chef Jared Wentworth is a tour de force of great taste complemented by the brewery's culinary brew selection.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Spring Yard

The temperatures have slowly been coming up, and it is time to clean up the lawn and garden beds to get ready for the summer season. If the temperatures have been staying up for the most part overnight above 50 degrees, it will be safe to clean up.

If You’re Selling, Improving Your Curb Appeal Can Make A Huge Difference

Curb appeal is a big factor for home buyers. The exterior of your home is the first thing buyers will see when they come to a showing or open house, and you want to make a great first impression. And even if you’re not selling your home, these are low-cost, low-time investment fixes that can make a big difference.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – MAY’S HERE!

Today May has arrived and it appears to have brought some summer-like temps with it to kick-off its first weekend. It also appears to have brought some events for us to enjoy, get out, and feel somewhat normal again! Let’s get started!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Streeterville, Lincoln Park, River North, Virtual, Loop

Streeterville: The 7th Annual Chicago Jazz String Summit is going virtual this year. Taking place on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, this virtual concert and workshop series focuses on the creative works of string players. The free showcase kicks off Friday at 8 pm with performances by Leyla McCalla on cello, Judith Insell on viola and Joe Fonda on bass, and many more.

Restaurant Review: Rose Mary

Fulton Market in the West Loop is home to the recently opened Rose Mary, located at 932 West Fulton Market. This debut eatery from Top Chef winner and Chicago local Joe Flamm blends Italian and Croatian cuisine into what the Chef termed Adriatic drinking food.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Magic Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets smell great and have many uses beyond de-wrinkling and softening our clothes. Even sheets already used can have some life in them. The softening agents and the material the sheets are made from make them great for cleaning several things around the house.

What Do First-time Homeowners Want?

As a first-time homebuyer, it’s understandable that you would be very selective about the home you purchase. This is likely the largest financial investment you’ve made in your life so far so you want to ensure you’re going to get exactly what you want.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Earth Day Celebrations!

As Earth Day (April 22) celebrations continue this weekend throughout Chicagoland, it’s a great time to do some spring cleaning outdoors by escaping the house, even if it is as far as your backyard! However, here are some local Earth Day events to help make the planet a better place and have some fun while you’re at it!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Streeterville, Pilsen, Loop, River West

Streeterville: Navy Pier, located at 600 East Grand Avenue, is reopening after a long pause due to the pandemic. On Friday, April 30, the People's Pier will be open again, with most of its outdoor attractions ready for the public. On Saturday, May 1, visitors can check out a fireworks display at 9 pm honoring the city's healthcare workers.

Restaurant Review: Dear Margaret

Lakeview is home to a recently opened French-Canadian restaurant focused on comfort food with a Midwestern angle. Dear Margaret, located at 2965 North Lincoln Avenue, serves up delicious eats in tribute to Chef Ryan Brosseau's roots with ingredients from the Midwest and Canada.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Can You Be Too Productive?

You would think the answer to that question is, of course not! But do you find yourself volunteering for more projects at work even though your plate is already full? Are you late for family time because you need to finish "just one more thing"?

Your Guide To The Home Appraisal

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your Ts and dot all your Is before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist is the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that?

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Spring is Budding and Blooming Everywhere!

Spring is certainly budding and blooming around here in Chicago as we welcome in another April spring weekend even though the city itself is still slowly reopening. However, there's still a variety of events to get you out of the house for a while to enjoy spring! Here's a few of those things to do this weekend.

Chicago Neighborhood News: Humboldt Park, Old Town, West Loop, River West

Humboldt Park: Every Saturday until August 28, from 11 am to 8 pm, head out to Humboldt Park for the El Jolgorio de Salsa y Más summer event series. Visitors can shop and support the city's Puerto Rican community's businesses and take in cultural performances, including DJs and Salsa dancing at Esmeralda's lounge and street vendor pop-ups on Paseo Boricua, a section of Division Street.