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Cake Balls

April 7, 2014

Until recently, I was under the impression that making delicious homemade cake balls required some fancy kitchen equipment. My younger sister showed me otherwise with this simple recipe that only requir...

Cutler’s concussion causes concern

By Lindsey Woods

November 19, 2012

I am not the biggest Jay Cutler fan, but since I don’t generally wish harm on people, I was genuinely concerned when Cutler was injured during the Bears Nov. 11 game against the Houston Texans.The bad news of Cutler’s concussion, the result of a helmet-to-helmet hit with Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, was offset slightly by news of the $30,000 fine Dobbins had to pay the NFL, but it was still disturbing.Two other quart...

New ballpark to benefit North Side

By Kyle Rich

October 15, 2012

Ground was broken for a North Side ballpark Oct. 11 that will provide area residents needed access to a playing field.The new Kerry Wood Cubs Field, located in Clark Park, adjacent to Lane Tech High School, 2501 W. Addison St., has been in the planning stages for seven years, according to former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, who said he wanted to sponsor a ballpark in Chicago even though he has also played in Cleveland ...

Tattoos, ink-corporated: How permanent tattoos may (temporarily) alter your career

October 8, 2012

Fashion designer Julia Handleman has made her dreams come true. For several years she climbed the corporate ladder, designing for The North Face, Old Navy and Land’s End. And she did it all with visible henna-inspired tattoos across her face, neck, hands and arms.Ink is now showing up in the next generation of white-collar lawyers, accountants and business executives. Thirty-six percent of 18–25-year-olds and 40 percent of 2...

The art of ink: local tatoo parlor holds art show

By Brian Dukerschein

November 28, 2011

For many years, getting a tattoo meant going to a parlor, flipping through pages of standardized designs and letting some guy named T-Bone stick a needle in your arm. Now it involves collaborating with an artist who may just hold a degree, contributing to what some are calling the “art school generation” of tattoo professionals.Lee Leahy, owner of the Family Tattoo parlor at 2125 W. Belmont Ave., said many rising tattoo artist...

New initiative targets health costs

By Vanessa Morton

September 26, 2011

City employees are encouraged to join a new program in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles and lower Chicago’s high health care costs.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez announced on Sept. 16 that a new Comprehensive Wellness Program—developed by labor unions and city officials—would be offered as a free service to city employees and their families and is set to start sometime i...

Chicago gets inked by new tattoo shop

By Steven Schnarr

September 15, 2008

Black curtains hang from the ceiling by chains. Mirrors line the walls with black leather chairs placed around the room. Boxes containing flat-screens lay on the floor waiting to be hung. The room buzzes with the sound of a tattoo gun.That was the scene three weeks after the opening of the new tattoo shop downtown, which is aiming to be known as a "high-class" tattoo shop.  Along with that, it might also be getting its own r...

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