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Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

A painting of a tree stretches up the lime-green wall of Unicoi Art Studio; its swirling branches curl into tendrils. Clay dolls of Darth Vader, the Cat in the Hat and Hello Kitty congregate on a shelf. Nora Stewart, the studio’s founder, flits across the room, assembling supplies for the next project and tying paint-spattered […]

FREE comedy variety show Sundays in Logan Square | The Return of Cole’s Chicago Cabaret!

Cole’s Chicago Cabaret a free comedy variety show every week in Logan Square Sundays at 8pm Doors at 7:30 – show at 8 p.m. SHARP Post by Cole’s Chicago Cabaret. Cole’s Bar is at 2338 N Milwaukee Ave 2 blocks from the California Blue Line Stop featuring a diverse and rotating lineup of the best comedians in Chicago […]

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Emerging Fitness Trends in South Loop

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Emerging Fitness Trends in South Loop

South Loop residents have begun ditching their traditional gyms and getting hooked on the atmosphere of slamming weights to the ground, blaring music and a coach that isn’t afraid to push them harder than they have ever been pushed before. They are CrossFit and high intensity training gyms and they are spurring a trend that is attracting […]

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South Loop Residents Warming to DePaul Arena

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South Loop Residents Warming to DePaul Arena

After months of community meetings, worrying about their property values and even watching houses move from one lot to another, Prairie District residents in the South Loop are coming to accept – sometimes grudgingly ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­– the expansion of McCormick Place and construction of a new DePaul arena. “I realize that it’s an opportune time to […]

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Fire at South Loop Firehouse Restaurant prompts Landmarks Illinois to take action

A fire at a South Loop firehouse-turned-restaurant in early December has prompted Landmarks Illinois, a nonprofit preservation organization, to beef up its efforts to prevent future fires caused by construction-related accidents in historic buildings. The extra-alarm fire on 1401 S. Michigan Ave. was contained but caused heavy damage. Evanston resident Duane Yost, who was at the scene of the fire, […]

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Curb Auto: A Path to a New Future

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Curb Auto: A Path to a New Future

Two blocks behind Chicago Midway International Airport on116 S. LaVergne St. is Curb Auto, a body shop that not only specializes in the renovation of classic hot rods, but also provides Chicago’s troubled youth and ex-gang members with a place to learn life and job skills. In 2007, Alex Levesque turned the empty warehouse on Chicago’s […]

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Teacher: ‘You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga’

Hatha yoga focuses on a sequence of physical exercises that are driven to align your skin, muscles and bones. The different poses allow the flow of energy by opening up the different channels within your body.  The Hatha and meditation yoga class offered at Tula Yoga studio in Lincoln Park helps its participants to achieve the ultimate […]

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