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Five Questions With Lauren Vega, Bookseller

By Stephanie Sack | Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Five Questions With Lauren Vega, Bookseller

You probably guessed that Lauren Vega is a passionate reader. But did you know she’s about to shave her head? Luckily, she can knit herself a cap.

Writer And Raconteur London Crockett

By Stephanie Sack | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Writer And Raconteur London Crockett

Alaskan native and aspiring novelist London Crockett cuts a dapper figure as he perambulates through Lincoln Square’s urbane avenues. After moving to Oregon as a teenager, he arrived in Chicago as a college student and immediately bonded with the city and its myriad cultural offerings and experiences. After living in Hyde Park for ten years, Read the Rest…

Brooke Benjamin, Funeral Director

By Stephanie Sack | Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Brooke Benjamin, Funeral Director

A resident of Lincoln Square, with childhood memories of participating in talent shows and eating strips of taffy in her now home neighborhood, Brooke Benjamin has had a colorful professional career that encompasses advertising, catering, and, currently, directing funerals with the Cremation Society of Illinois. While some might think it is an unusual vocation, Brooke’s diverse Read the Rest…

Potter And Photographer, Jana Hullinghorst

By Stephanie Sack | Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Potter And Photographer, Jana Hullinghorst

Baton Rouge’s loss in Chicago’s gain when it comes Jana Hullinghorst. This multi-talented gal is originally from Louisiana and, after completing her education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, made her way to Chicago where she has furthered her creative output in both photography and pottery. Currently an Independent Study student at the Lincoln Square Read the Rest…

Danny Popuch, Co-owner of Daniels Antiques

By Stephanie Sack | Monday, November 28, 2011

Danny Popuch, Co-owner of Daniels Antiques

As the co-owner of Daniels Antiques, which recently opened a storefront in Lincoln Square at 4507 N. Lincoln Ave., Danny Popuch brings decades of experience in antiquities, design, and textiles to the business. A native Chicagoan who has raised his family in the city, Popuch’s had a varied professional trajectory including limo driver, Hertz Rental Read the Rest…

Josh Cantor, Musician

By Stephanie Sack | Monday, November 14, 2011

Josh Cantor, Musician

Originally from the suburbs, Lincoln Square resident and local musician Josh Cantor is a passionate advocate of the neighborhood and its many charms. Although he seems to be perputally in motion on his bicycle along Lincoln Avenue, Josh can also be spotted enjoying the offerings and ambiance at local cafes, public spaces, and farmers markets. Read the Rest…

Amber McCulloch, Style Blogger

By Stephanie Sack | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Amber McCulloch, Style Blogger

As native of Alabama and participant in Teach for America, Amber McCulloch brings a unique perspective to Chicago. After a two-year stint in another neighborhood, Amber became an enthusiastic resident of Lincoln Square in 2007, happily soaking up the area’s amenities and attractions. A lover of literature, her adventures often start in the Sultzer Library, Read the Rest…

Kate Citrin, Northcenter Designer

By Stephanie Sack | Monday, October 3, 2011

Kate Citrin, Northcenter Designer

Originally from St. Louis, Kate Citrin has comfortably settled into Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood as both a resident and professional. Her graphic design business, katecitrin.com, represents a range of clients who appreciate her talented eye and urbane sensibilities for design and branding. Working from home, Kate offers a unique insight on the neighborhood as a place Read the Rest…

Human Whirlwind, Victoria Sloan

By Stephanie Sack | Thursday, September 8, 2011

Human Whirlwind, Victoria Sloan

Between running her eco-friendly business, Lotions and Potions, training for triathlons, teaching group fitness classes at the XSport on Elston Ave, organizing the Rockwell Crossing Artwalk and raising two little ones, human whirlwind Victoria Sloan, took a few minutes of her busy day to answer our Five Questions. Victoria’s activities and entrepreneurial endeavors are all boosted by Read the Rest…

Stacy Oliver, Center Square Resident

By Stephanie Sack | Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stacy Oliver, Center Square Resident

In between making handmade jewelry in her home studio and working for Northwestern University’s Writing Arts program, Lincoln Square resident Stacy Oliver soaks up all the pleasures the neighborhood has to offer.  Over the years, in no particular order, she’s been busy doing the following: singing, playing guitar and writing songs for a comedic singing Read the Rest…

Mike Mazzocca of The Cornservatory’s Jesus Camp:The Musical

By Stephanie Sack | Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mike Mazzocca of The Cornservatory’s Jesus Camp:The Musical

With a resume that includes starting a theatre company, acting in a theatre company, and going to college to study theatre, Mike Mazzaocca is a local thespian with a real love of performance. Originally from Ohio, Mike recently landed in Chicago where he became involved with a number of threatre companies both behind the scenes Read the Rest…

Henry Riggs of The New Colony Theater Company

By Stephanie Sack | Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Henry Riggs of The New Colony Theater Company

Actor, musician, writer, comedian, and South Carolina native Henry Riggs is one of the neighborhood’s most interesting transplants. His three-year-old theatre company, The New Colony, keeps offices in the DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave., out of which they, “…collaboratively lead the Chicago arts scene into a new era of inspiration and innovation…or leave it in Read the Rest…

Charm Boutique Salon’s Carrie Gough

By Stephanie Sack | Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Charm Boutique Salon’s Carrie Gough

Chicagoland native Carrie Gough has been doing hair for the city’s most outre clients since 1995, and her lifetime dedication to glamour and style recently achieved a new level of fabulousness with the recent opening of her own business at the northern end of Lincoln Square, Charm Boutique Salon, 4919 N. Damen Ave. Festooned with images Read the Rest…

Kristl Yuen from Kwai Fah Acupuncture

By Stephanie Sack | Monday, June 27, 2011

Kristl Yuen from Kwai Fah Acupuncture

A native of Hawaii, Kristl Yuen is a 2008 graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and runs her own acupuncture practice, Kwai Fah Acupuncture, 4361 N. Lincoln Ave., in a soothing and serene Northcenter studio. Specializing in stress reduction, pain management, and women’s wellness, Kristl’s gentle touch and holistic approach to health and healing Read the Rest…

Melissa Geils of Laurie’s Planet of Sound

By Stephanie Sack | Monday, June 20, 2011

Melissa Geils of Laurie’s Planet of Sound

As the self-proclaimed “Crate Digger and Vinyl Licker” at Laurie’s Planet of Sound, 4639 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago native and DePaul graduate Melissa Geils has worked at the Lincoln Square record shop since 2000, meeting and greeting the neighborhood’s music enthusiasts with her friendly demeanor and eclectic taste in tunes. In 2010, Melissa furthered her Read the Rest…

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