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Recent magazine journalism graduate from Columbia College Chicago, fashion blogger at thestylenote.com and pizza lover.
Paint, Punk Rock and Perseverance: A Local Artist’s Journey With Epilepsy

Paint, Punk Rock and Perseverance: A Local Artist’s Journey With Epilepsy

A metal bird cage rests upon a woman’s head, her bare chest exposed, a wink in her eye and her left hand over her heart. Around her, in an array of bold and bright colors, beautiful orange monarch butterflies flutter, escaping from the cage and creating a heart like shape. A black border outlines this image and […]

Making A Change With Design: New Hope For Gestational Diabetes

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Making A Change With Design: New Hope For Gestational Diabetes

Hector Silva awoke early one spring morning to a phone call from his brother. Silva answered the call and was devastated by what he heard on the other end. There had been complications with his sister-in-law’s pregnancy and the little girl she had delivered the night before had died. “I had a really hard time understanding […]

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Chicago: “The Rattiest City In The US”

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Chicago: “The Rattiest City In The US”

Chicago was recently named the “rattiest city in the US,” by Orkin, a pest control company who tallied up the number of rat-related jobs they had throughout 2014 in individual cities. With bright yellow signs littering street corners, warning residents of rats, there’s no denying the truth in this finding.[pullquote]Have a rodent issue in the […]

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Chicago Milliner Brings New Approach To Teaching

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Chicago Milliner Brings New Approach To Teaching

In a trendy black quarter-length sleeve high-low hem dress with black booties, Angela Morano, 26, could almost be mistaken for one of the teenagers she teaches in her program Hats, Headbands & Beyond at After School Matters. The light pink end of Morano’s braided blonde pony tail swings back and forth as she maneuvers around the table in […]

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Eclectic Chique Puts the “Chi” in Chique

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Eclectic Chique Puts the “Chi” in Chique

It’s hard to miss the fact that Eclectic Chique is extremely on trend. For the small space the boutique occupies, its quantity of fall trends is just as prevalent as any major department store. Wearing skinny black leather pants, black lace up sneaker wedges, a perforated leather T-shirt and top knot bun, Monique Scott, the […]

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I-Cash Program Returns Over $50 Million

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I-Cash Program Returns Over $50 Million

The state returned more than $50 million in unclaimed property and cash the first five months of this year. That’s a 6.8 percent increase over the same period in 2012 and puts Illinois on track to beat last year’s record of $129 million. One in eight Illinois residents has an asset – like a forgotten […]

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