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By Daniel Patton The COVID-19 Statistics page on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) website showed that more than a thousand cases of coronavirus disease have been reported in Chicago’s downtown residential neighborhoods (Magnificent Mile, New Eastside, River North, Streetervi…

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By Mat Cohen and Daniel Patton Spring cleaning comes every year, but with the addition of Illinois’ stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone in Chicago has extra time to take precautionary health measures. Local organizations and businesses are taking extra steps alongside r…

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by Stephanie Racine Expectant parent classes can cost a substantial amount in downtown Chicago. For example, classes at Northwestern Hospital cost from $50-$120.  But Dr. Daniel Weissbluth, a pediatrician who has an office in Northwestern’s campus in Streeterville, is out to buck the trend. …

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by Mat Cohen River North has become a haven for luxury workout studios. From the Red Room of Barry’s Bootcamp to the cryotherapy at GOAT Climb & Cryo and the infrared heat of Yoga 2.0, the neighborhood has plenty of top-of-the-line fitness options to treat yourself to a new kind of worko…

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by Mat Cohen According to the American Kennel Club, dogs need 30 minutes to two hours of exercise a day, depending on size and breed. Although they don’t say much about pampering, our best friends could use some luxury as well. When it’s dark at 5 p.m. and below freezing in the middle of the…

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After a white Christmas, there may be a Blue Monday. Blue Monday is the name given to what some  consider the most depressing day of the year—usually the third Monday  in January. The idea originated with a Welsh academic as a marketing plan for a travel company, according to the  British ne…

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Gym managers say setting smaller goals along the way helps by Mat Cohen You’re not alone. According to  Strava, a social network for athletes, most people don’t keep their  New Year’s resolutions past Jan. 12. That’s when, just nearly two weeks after the start of the year, lack of motivation…

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by Angela Gagnon Maintaining a gluten free lifestyle is challenging,  and especially import- ant for those with celiac  disease, an autoimmune condition where ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine.  Two community members living with celiac  disease shared tips on how to …

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There are plenty of nearby options to help kids stay active as winter approaches. Lakeshore Sports and Fitness (LSF), 211 N. Stetson Ave., is offering new children’s programming for members and nonmembers. Youth basketball classes, including group and private lessons, are available for kids …

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By Elisa Shoenberger Throughout Chicago there are doctors and other medical professionals who will go to residences. Instead of traveling to a doctor’s office or hospital, people can reach out to different services for non-emergency medical care in their home.  Decades ago, it was common pra…

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(Published Aug. 31, 2019) According to Alderman Brendan Reilly’s office, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will temporarily close the new section of the Navy Pier Flyover that opened last December on Sept. 3.  The flyover will re-open in late September. The closure is required …

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(Published July 31, 2019) By Jesse Wright New Eastside resident Alan Goldman remembers what it was like when he got the news he had prostate cancer 12 years ago. It was during a routine physical. “My first thought was, this is the first time I was exposed to something so severe, that could a…

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(Published July 31, 2019) By Jesse Wright New Eastside resident Alan Goldman remembers what it was like when he got the news he had prostate cancer 12 years ago. It was during a routine physical. “My first thought was, this is the first time I was exposed to something so severe, that could a…

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(Published June 30, 2019) By Jesse Wright In June, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine unveiled the largest academic biomedical research facility in the United States. Opening ceremonies for the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center, 303 E. Super…

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(Published June 30, 2019) By Jesse Wright In June, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine unveiled the largest academic biomedical research facility in the United States. Opening ceremonies for the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center, 303 E. Super…

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(Published May, 29, 2019) By Jesse Wright The Chicago-based National Headache Foundation honored pioneering neurobiologist Eric Kandel in May as part of their annual gala fundraiser. Kandel won a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000 for his work showing how memories can physically alter the brain…

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(Published May, 29) Guacamole is a popular side at any barbecue. While it’s usually cooked with raw ingredients, grilling the avocado, onion, pepper, garlic and tomatoes can add a complex, smoky flavor that improves the end result. Ingredients: 1 medium red onion, skinned, cut in half 2 smal…

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(Published May, 29, 2019) By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer For grill masters and amateurs, there are several public parks and beaches that allow grilling. “Grilling must be confined to enclosed metal containers and may only take place within dedicated grilling areas,” according to the Chica…

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(Published April 30, 2019 Abhinanda Datta, Staff Writer Although April did bring snow, it is safe to say spring has finally sprung on Chicago. Just in time for spring are healthy, fun activities to get the body in shape before beach season. If ordinary 5k races are boring, here are some weir…

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(Published April 1, 2019) By Jesse Wright, Staff Writer After a long winter spent cooped up inside, getting back on the bike is the easy part. The tricky part comes before you saddle up. After a long season in a closet or storage space, most bikes need at least a small tune up. Dan Ioja, fle…

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By Elizabeth Czapski, Staff Writer With spring warmth just around the corner, it’s time to clean house and local pros have some advice. Monica Friel, president and founder of Chaos to Order, a Chicago-based organizing company, recommends decluttering the house twice a year, in the fall and i…

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By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer Cold months call for warm meals, and a bowl of hot soup fits the bill. Takeout soups can be cumbersome and can come with unhealthy amounts of sodium, heavy fats and starches, but when soup is made at home, it can be healthy—and be perfectly delicious. Local …

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By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer Thanksgiving does not have to consist of the same canned cranberry sauce, cornucopia and bread stuffing every November. This year, throw out the rulebook and use these tips to augment your favorite holiday classics.     Lighter dishes Staying on the lighter …

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By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer   Thanksgiving does not have to consist of the same canned cranberry sauce, cornucopia and bread stuffing every November. This year, throw out the rulebook and use these tips to augment your favorite holiday classics.   Lighter dishes Staying on the lighter …

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By Elizabeth Czapski, Staff Writer October 2, 2018 The best dental care means more than a good cleaning at Dental Professionals of Chicago. At 111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 23, Dental Professionals offers general dental services, comfort, entertainment and cosmetic procedures with a collaborati…

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By Elizabeth Czapski | Staff Writer With summer comes fishing and in the Chicago River, the fish are biting. But should people be eating them? Well, it depends on the type of fish. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, fish in Illinois waterways can be contaminated with seve…

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By Taylor Hartz | Staff Writer Get up, get out and get active with Urban Kayaks, a water sports rental company that has something for everyone. With two locations, the company offers rentals that allow patrons to cruise the river on their own or join a guided tour. In addition to the Riverwa…

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By Angela Gagnon | Staff Writer On May 20, Maggie Daley Park will once again host the Chicago Spring Half Marathon 10K and Junior Dash. The race has a new title sponsor, Byline Bank, but participants can look forward to the same exceptional race experience provided in the past. Lifetime Regi…