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Cafe Jumping Bean Keeps Local Art Alive

Cafe Jumping Bean Keeps Local Art Alive

The Cafe Jumping Bean, located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, strive to keep the art scene alive for the neighborhood residents. Owner Eleazar Delgado opened the cafe’s doors in 1994 when he was only 26-year-old, but even at such a young age, Delgado had a vision for what he wanted. “I had fast food experience around […]

Yoga Loft: Not Just Stretching

Yoga Loft in River North has made a business out of not only transforming people’s bodies, but also their minds. The studio, located at 15 W. Hubbard St. opened three years ago, the creation of Tim Ceurvorst and Jill Jerome. Ceurvorst and Jerome had a goal of not only practicing an art about which they […]

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Fight for 15 protest in Chicago

  Protesters gathered Wednesday on the University of Illinois Chicago campus to call for raising workers’ wages to $15 an hour. The protest was part of a nationwide effort calling itself Fight for 15. Like this: Like Loading…

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Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

Andrea Crary watched as a volunteer harvested chard from the aquaponic farm in the darkened basement of The Plant, located in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Alongside the vegetables, tilapia swam lazily in cloudy tanks. Crary said aquaponic farming uses no soil; instead, chard, kale and chili peppers are growing organically in water from […]

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O’Connor Opposes new Medical Marijuana Dispensary Near Superdawg Drive-In

Ald. Mary O’Connor (41st) vowed to oppose a medical marijuana clinic seeking to open near the Superdawg Drive-In located on Chicago’s Northwest Side even though one of the owners of the popular Chicago hot dog joint is open to the idea. The Union Group of Illinois is looking to open the stand on a vacant […]

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Knockout’s Jessica Storch takes a new approach to women’s fitness

“Alright! It’s time for the crazy bitch round!”  yells Jessica Storch, owner of Knockout Women’s Boxing Club in Westmont. On cue, the song Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry begins to blare through the speakers and a dozen sweat-soaked women start hitting the punching bags hung from the ceiling. Crazy Bitch round is the last round of […]

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Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

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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 […]

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