Turkey Chop shows 'Love' for healthy eating and Chicagoans in need

Turkey Chop shows 'Love' for healthy eating and Chicagoans in need
For an omnivore, the sight of grilled onions, bell peppers, sliced carrots, mayonnaise, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli and sweet-hot jerk sauce on a moist piece of pita bread may sound like it’s missing something: meat. But for a vegetarian who was a regular customer at Chicago’s Vegetarian Life and Quench! restaurants in Chatham, Bronzeville and... Read more »

Common name conundrum: Make your website design stand out from others

Common name conundrum: Make your website design stand out from others
Imagine being born and raised as Ashton Kutcher, and then an actor named Christopher Kutcher decides to go by his middle name “Ashton.” You want to make your own website design stand out, but you know people will focus on the name. Now whenever you’re directing people to your website on social media or even... Read more »

How technology is influencing the future of interior design

How technology is influencing the future of interior design
Usually when a homebuyer starts the process of house hunting, she walks into the home pondering how to make it her own. Whether she hires a professional interior designer or brainstorms on how to do the work herself, technology is continuing to make the future of interior design more convenient, economical and eco-friendly. Remove the... Read more »
ChicagoNow Video
Advertisement:

A look behind the 'belief-driven buyers' who support Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike's 'Just Do It'

A look behind the 'belief-driven buyers' who support Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike's 'Just Do It'
There was a time in consumer history when a company could just tell you to buy something because it’s the best, the warmest, the coolest, the most comfortable, etc. It didn’t matter what the politics were behind the owner, the board, the employees, or even the consumers. It was just about getting that tangible item.... Read more »

Celebrities are not zoo animals: Let Geoffrey Owens work where he wants!

Celebrities are not zoo animals: Let Geoffrey Owens work where he wants!
When I first became an entertainment reporter and blogger, I was used to meeting artists backstage and taking photographs of and with them. So the first time I went to Comic-Con and one particular actor (who has been in the entertainment game since the ’70s) refused to take a photograph without a fee, it annoyed... Read more »

TREF president's take on 'first African-American owned, crowdfunding platform' for urban neighborhoods

TREF president's take on 'first African-American owned, crowdfunding platform' for urban neighborhoods
Assuming the black sections of your childhood history books included more than a blurb about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Carter G. Woodson’s connection to Black History Month, you may have already heard about Black Wall Street. Before the race riot in 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma was home for an elite group of African-American entrepreneurs, including... Read more »
Advertisement:

5 lessons I learned as a first-time homebuyer

5 lessons I learned as a first-time homebuyer
“You don’t get any money back from renting.” This is the kind of remark I heard regularly from homeowners over the years when tax season rolled around. When you rent, your landlord or property owner makes money back. You? You’re basically paying for storage and a place to cook and shower. If anything is in... Read more »

Why I joined Toastmasters and became the VP of Education

Why I joined Toastmasters and became the VP of Education
“What’s your story?” It’s the kind of question I’ve been interested in since I was a kid. (It’s probably the reason I preferred hanging with folks who were eligible for AARP membership when I was barely out of kindergarten. They had so much more to talk about.) My general inquisitive nature and being a sucker... Read more »