Accion Chicago Helps Women, Minorities in Small Business
Among the many groups in Chicago that help small businesses, Accion Chicago aims to represent the “under-represented, including women, minorities and low-to-moderate-income entrepreneurs,” says Betsy Neely Sikma, manager of Accion’s development…
Single Big Willow Tree
Chicago residents are facing a new threat to their property this year: a beetle that has destroyed more than 10,000 ash trees in the city, according to an article in…
Secret Sauce: Chicago Pizzeria Owner Shares Small Biz Experience
Buying an existing business can be challenging — and rewarding. Tania Mavrakis, an Evanston lawyer, says she found that out when she became the new owner last fall of Leona’s…
Chicago Watering Laws
Each city has its own set of laws and restrictions when it comes to keeping yards hydrated. For example, some cities only allow people to water lawns every other weekend…
5 Great Places for Chicago’s RV Lovers [SLIDESHOW]
Summer is the season for road trips, and there’s no better way to see the Midwest than packing up the RV and hitting the road. We’ve tracked down some of…
Apiarist and frame with bees
Chicago is buzzing with bees. Beehives seem to be everywhere, from backyards to the rooftops of apartment buildings to Chicago’s City Hall. If you’re interested in starting your own hive…
How to Find a Rental Apartment in Chicago
Tracking down the right rental apartment in Chicago can be challenging. But there are ways to make it easier to find a place that suits your lifestyle and budget. Start…
boat safety
Summer is finally here, which means Lake Michigan is beckoning thousands of boat owners to its shores. While boating is a fantastic way to spend summer days, being on the…
Changing Your Name in Chicago: The New Bride’s Checklist
After planning a wedding, you’ve likely become a details expert. From tallying your guests, to getting out the invites, to seat assignments, there’s a lot of minutiae that goes into getting…
Boaters: Navigate Chicago’s Nautical Nitty-Gritty
Chicagoans have a soft spot for their large lake—in fact, there are about 160,000 recreational boats in the Chicagoland area, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Lake Michigan…