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Kim Bellware

Great News For Women Cyclists In The Midwest | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Susan B. Anthony recognized the power cycling had for women more than a century ago when she famously said bicycling "has done more to ema...

Where To Spruce Up Your Decor With Chicago-Made Art

Posted 12.01.2013 | Chicago

Just like wardrobes and haircuts, home decor is in need of a refreshing from time to time. Adding a fresh dose of dimension can be achieved with e...

Chicago-Made Goodies For Your Foodie Friends

Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago

If you've been relieved of holiday hosting duties this season, good party etiquette says you're still on the hook for at least one thing: A solid host...

Kim Bellware

Chicago's Best Indie Bookstores For Buying Local Lit | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago

Chicago has a grand literary tradition that can lay claim to greats like Nelson Algren, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks and Saul Bellow, so it's only n...

Where In Chicago To Spoil Fluffy & Fido For The Holidays

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Looking for something special to put in your four-legged friend's stocking this year? Or looking to get your furry little buddy spruced up before host...

How I Left a Dying Industry To Grow Others

Laurie Skurow | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Laurie Skurow

If you asked me four months ago if I ever imagined going from a routine position at a large newspaper to one that is helping drive entrepreneurship amongst dozens of companies, I would say such a role doesn't exit.

Popular Sustainable Deli Abruptly Closes Its Doors

Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

City Provisions, the North Side Chicago delicatessen dedicated to serving and selling sustainable, locally-made foods, abruptly closed its doors Monda...

Joseph Erbentraut

Grocer Aims To Bring Locally-Grown, Healthy Food To Ukrainian Village | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

David Sommers and Gwen Harley most likely didn't grow up thinking they would one day open up a neighborhood grocery store. But after Sommers, a com...

Cakegirls Bakery Destroyed In Fire: Owners Try To Keep Hope Alive

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Aspiring culinary artists, brides-to-be and even Field Museum officials were left reeling Monday when an early morning fire destroyed Cakegirls -- an ...

The Yelp Debate: Is It Good For Businesses?

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, Chicago's Bleeding Heart Bakery joined 9 plaintiffs from across the nation in a class-action lawsuit against consumer review site Yelp. The...