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A Peek Into Neighborhood Home For Troubled Youth

By Anna Roberts | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Peek Into Neighborhood Home For Troubled Youth

Crime, violence and teens are a common trifecta in Chicago news with a rare focus on the “What’s next?” But the mission of a center in Ravenswood Manor is to focus on the “next.” The repair and the future for these Chicago youths. Lawrence Hall Youth Services, with its main facility just off Lawrence Ave. Read the Rest…

Photos: Trick Or Treating On Lincoln Avenue

By Anna Roberts | Saturday, October 29, 2011

Photos: Trick Or Treating On Lincoln Avenue

A swarm of superheroes, a menagerie of exotic animals and even a mini-Ditka flooded Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square and Northcenter Saturday to show off their costumes and get their sugar-fix from area business.

Seams Right: Lincoln Square Designer Makes You Look Good

By Anna Roberts | Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Seams Right: Lincoln Square Designer Makes You Look Good

“25 years experience,” is a tag line any business would love to have, especially when that business is tasked with earning a customer’s trust and making them look good. Literally. And at the ripe old age of 28, designer, tailor and Lincoln Square resident Nicki Barr has been sharpening her seamstress skills nearly her entire life. Read the Rest…

Sneak Peak Inside Mariano’s Fresh Market

By Anna Roberts | Friday, August 19, 2011

Sneak Peak Inside Mariano’s Fresh Market

Mariano’s Fresh Market will open it’s first store in Chicago at 3350 N. Western Ave. on Tuesday, August 23. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store.  

The Café Workstyle: Eleven Center Square Spots To Eat And Work

By Anna Roberts | Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Café Workstyle: Eleven Center Square Spots To Eat And Work

As more people chose to work from home and more employers choose to have workers telecommute, Lincoln Square and Northcenter coffee shops have become the home-away-from-home-office, the water cooler and the modern day Roman forum all rolled into one. More than just providing the first cup of the day, out-of-office workers and networkers are using local Read the Rest…

Ribfest: Day One

By Anna Roberts | Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ribfest: Day One

Despite the steady mist and a fog that descended on Lincoln Avenue around 7:00 p.m., the crowds swelled to fill the entire street by nightfall. CSJ’s Anna Roberts grabbed these shots of yesterday’s fest-goers.

8 Minutes, 5 lbs of Baby Back Ribs Later, Champ Defends Title

By Anna Roberts | Friday, June 10, 2011

8 Minutes, 5 lbs of Baby Back Ribs Later, Champ Defends Title

Even the sun feared the competitive eaters at the “Ribmania” rib eating contest at Ribfest Friday night. As the seven gastro gladiators took the stage, the temperature dropped, the sky clouded over and a light mist filled Lincoln Ave. From the foggy air, surfaced seven competitive eaters from across the country; ready to down as many Read the Rest…

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