8 Cosmetics Companies That Give Back

8 Cosmetics Companies That Give Back

Photos courtesy of each manufacturer.

Beauty products help women feel more beautiful, but wouldn’t it be nice if they also helped women feel like they were making a difference with each swipe of blush or application of lotion? Here are eight skincare and cosmetics companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to various philanthropies. Burt’s Bees We’re a sucker

Ace Hotel Chicago Donates to Local Chicago Youth Charities

Ace Hotel Chicago suite

Ace Hotel Chicago suite. Courtesy of Ace Hotel Chicago.

Ace Hotel Chicago, scheduled to open in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood in September 2017, will donate 10 percent of its bookings revenue through mid-April to local charities that support Chicago’s youth, ultimately hoping to reach its $25,000 goal. Ace Hotel Chicago will work with Little Black Pearl, YCA and 826CHI during the launch of the hotel’s bookings.

Ready to Run: How to Train for a 5K

race Against Hate

Race Against Hate.

You don’t have to run a marathon to be considered a runner. Instead, train for a 5K. In 2015, 7.6 million people — the most of any distance — ran a 5K, according to Running USA. “I set a goal to run a 5K before I turned 40,” says Gina Ehlman of Wilmette. “I wanted

5 Things to Do: March 24-26

5 Things to Do in Chicago: Extreme Ice at Museum of Science and Industry

As warmer temperatures heat Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, brilliant blue ponds of meltwater form on the glacier’s surface. (Photo by James Balog and courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry.)

If you’re still looking for things to do in Chicago this weekend, check out new exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium and Hyde Park Art Center. Plus, get a free heart health screening and take family photos that also give back. “Extreme Ice” Opens March 23 Chicago The Museum of Science

Survey: Do You Support Making It Easier for Township Governments to Be Abolished?

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Illinois has 1,431 townships. It had 1,432 until 2014, but the City of Evanston and its voters went through the process of dissolving the township and consolidate services elsewhere. Because of the state’s ballooning deficit, bills are pending in the state legislature that would make it easier for other communities to eliminate their townships. It

‘Sixteen Candles’ Home on the Market in Evanston

Sixteen Candles

3022 Payne St. (Photo courtesy of @properties.)

The iconic home from the classic coming-of-age film “Sixteen Candles” is on the market. @properties, the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois, is listing the Evanston home, which is located at 3022 Payne St. in Evanston. The six-bedroom, four-bath beautiful brick home, listed for $1.425 million, offers three floors huge spaces and features newly renovated bathrooms,

How to Triple Your Wardrobe Without Spending a Dime

Spring Fashion

Photos by Hanna Ashbaugh.

How is it a universal truth that every closet is bursting at the seams, but its owner is consistently left with nothing to wear? Cliché as this may be, this quandary is far and away the most common wardrobe stylists encounter. With a new season approaching and bombardments of floral frocks, it may seem logical

Garden Landscaping: Great Plants for Pollinators

Garden landscaping: Salvia “Indigo Spires”

A monarch feasts on Salvia “Indigo Spires” in the English Oak Meadow at the Chicago Botanic Garden. (Photo by Heather Blackmore.)

Imagine an all-you-can-eat buffet that offers only meat. No veggies. No fruit. Not even water. Would you go? Probably not. This is how pollinators see your landscape, particularly if it appeals to only one type of pollinator. Whether your yard is a work in progress or you have an established landscape, a few simple plant

Better Makers: Chicago Youth Centers Raises $88,000 at Shake & Stir Gala

Chicago Youth Center's Shake & Stir gala

CYC Auxiliary Board Fundraising Chair Molly Hennessy and CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center Director Roberta Douglas. Photos by Greg Inda.

On March 10, more than 350 guests attended Chicago Youth Centers‘ Shake & Stir event, raising $88,000. The lively evening, hosted by the CYC Auxiliary Board and presented by GTCR, was held at Wintrust Grand Banking Hall and featured music by the Chicago West Community Music Center Youth Jazz Ensemble. The funds raised go toward CYCY’s

8 Cosmetics Companies That Give Back

8 Cosmetics Companies That Give Back
By Jenny Muslin

Ace Hotel Chicago suite

Ace Hotel Chicago Donates to Local Chicago Youth Charities
By Will Mendelson

race Against Hate

Ready to Run: How to Train for a 5K
By Christy Coughlin

5 Things to Do in Chicago: Extreme Ice at Museum of Science and Industry

5 Things to Do: March 24-26
By Anna Carlson

Illinois flag

Survey: Do You Support Making It Easier for Township Governments to Be Abolished?
By Susan B. Noyes

Sixteen Candles

‘Sixteen Candles’ Home on the Market in Evanston
By Will Mendelson

Spring Fashion

How to Triple Your Wardrobe Without Spending a Dime
By Hanna Ashbaugh

Garden landscaping: Salvia “Indigo Spires”

Garden Landscaping: Great Plants for Pollinators
By Heather Blackmore

Chicago Youth Center's Shake & Stir gala

Better Makers: Chicago Youth Centers Raises $88,000 at Shake & Stir Gala
By Will Mendelson