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Scientists find potential genetic link between procrastination and impulsivity

By Max Green

April 21, 2014

Procrastination and impulsivity— two frustrating traits that plague many—have been thought to share a connection for some time now. Recent findings from the University of Colorado Boulder published Apri...

Paper or drastic?

March 31, 2014

Spring rains are quickly filling the gutters of many Chicago neighborhoods, and the excess plastic bags that have escaped the city’s recycling program often litter and clog drains. To address the related environmental concerns, aldermen Joe Moreno (1st Ward) and George Cardenas (12th Ward) have backed a ban on plastic bags.The bill would prohibit all city retailers from distributing plastic bags, requiring them to instead...

Spritz Burger

Fast food gets gourmet twist

March 17, 2014

Burger lovers searching for somewhere new to eat should look no further than Lakeview’s newest restaurant, Spritz Burger. Since its Feb. 14 opening, Spritz Burger, 3819 N. Broadway, has brought a br...

Crepes

Say ‘Bonjour’ (again) to La Creperie

March 10, 2014

Last year, a turn of events caused Lakeview eatery La Creperie to close its doors, but the French favorite reopened in December 2013. Germain and Sara Roignant opened La Creperie, 2845 N. Clark St., i...

Ihmoud's Moods

Adios el capitán

February 17, 2014

When Derek Jeter retires at the end of the 2014 season, he will have spent nearly half his life as a Major League Baseball player.Jeter is leaving America’s pastime as one of the sport’s greatest amb...

‘Project Runway’ engages Chicago contestant

By Justin Moran

January 28, 2013

Since its premiere in December, 2004, “Project Runway” has launched successful fashion careers for up-and-coming designers across the nation. Eight years later, the reality show continues in its 11th season, which began on Jan. 24 and features local Chicago talent as well as a new twist on the competition.Katelyn Pankoke, 23, is a Chicago-based fashion designer whose local bridal line, Elaya Vaughn, helped her land a spo...

Nonprofit restaurant drawing ill-founded complaints

By Editorial Board

October 15, 2012

Panera Bread opened a nonprofit restaurant in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood on June 21 that allows customers to pay as much or as little for their meals as they are able. Recently, some members of the community have complained that the restaurant, called Panera Cares, 616 W. Diversey Parkway, is attracting a rough crowd, though police said they have not seen an increase in crime because of the restaurant.Panera Cares, whic...

Panera cares raises concerns

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Panera Bread opened its fourth nonprofit restaurant, Panera Cares, in Lakeview during the summer. The restaurant, located at 616 W. Diversey Parkway, provides affordable meals to those in need but has received mixed reviews from locals and neighboring businesses.The menu and service mirror that of other Panera Bread locations, except that it is entirely donation-based and caters to a low-income demographic, which Lakeview...

Posters reflect city’s multiple identities

By Sophia Coleman

April 23, 2012

Sometimes it can be hard to fathom how vast and diverse the city is, but a Columbia alumnus who majored in graphic design has the perfect remedy.Chris Gorz, who graduated in 1991, started his Chicago poster series almost one year ago with the mission to create iconic and vintage-inspired prints that help locals connect with their communities. So far, he has designed eight posters for Andersonville, Edgewater, Lakeview, Linco...

11th Annual Lakeview Polar Bear Plunge

By Estefania Martinez

February 6, 2012

Each year, since 2003, the Lakeview Polar Bear Club gathers in the middle of winter to dive into icy Lake Michigan for a good cause. This year, The Chronicle's Multimedia Assistant, Dennis Valera, was one of the 597 brave participants. The charity was able to raise 26,020 dollars which will be donated to the Brya family and Katie Kline.To find out more about the LPBC Polar Plunge, visithttp://www.lakeviewpolarbearclub.com/about.htmlh...

Soda got popped

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2011

Teenagers beware—drinking too many non-diet soft drinks may spark violent behavior.A study published on Oct. 24 in the journal “Injury Prevention”—titled “The ‘Twinkie Defense’: The relationship between carbonated non-diet soft drinks and violence perpetration among Boston high school students”—suggests that adolescents who drink more than five cans of non-diet soft drinks per week are more likely to carry a weapon...

Ministry brings service to streets

By Darryl Holliday

October 5, 2010

A small crowd gathered at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Hazel Street before the bus pulled in. Some talked among themselves while others waited quietly and expectantly for The Night Ministry to arrive.The ministry’s health outreach mobile is more of a large camping trailer similar to the size of a tour bus. The inside is fitted with seats and compartment-like stations one might expect at a hospital. The medical room is stocked with supplies...

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