Partner Spotlight: Boost Your Home’s Resale Value With Kipnis Architecture + Planning’s Sustainable Design Practice
A Lake Zurich solar home completed in 2018. The home was designed to capture key views out to the lake and features a long list of sustainable features including a significant solar panel array. (Photos courtesy of Kipnis Architecture + Planning.)
Incorporating sustainability into the home has never been more critical, not only for the longevity of the planet, but also for cost-efficiency, and, of course, your home’s resale value. Evanston’s Kipnis Architecture + Planning (KAP) is built on the architectural design philosophy of “High Design/Low Carbon™.” The firm is dedicated to both the best in class sustainable
Curious About CBD? Here Are 8 Products to Try
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the letters CBD more than a few times lately. Not sure what it is or what all the fuss is about? We’ve got you covered. First, let’s get something straight: No, it will not get you high, and yes, it is legal in most states.
Mother’s Day 2019: The Best Places to Eat, Stay, Shop and Recharge With Mom Around Chicago
Mom deserves only the best on Mother’s Day. Here’s where to wine, dine, pamper, and surprise her this year. Stay Kimpton Gray Hotel The Kimpton Gray Hotel is treating moms to a charcoal skincare gift basket from Scratch Goods, a local woman-owned company that makes food-grade skincare. Goodies include a jade roller, charcoal face mask, and
How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 6 Other Top Eco-Warriors Are Fighting Climate Change
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Climate change is among the greatest threats we face in our lifetime. In fact, in a 26-nation survey from 2018, climate change was viewed by more countries as a top international threat over ISIS and cyberattacks. No longer is it a conversation of the future, but an urgent cry for action. Every day, we see communities around
Weekend 101: April 19-21
As you celebrate Passover or Easter this weekend, make plans to spend time with loved ones at these Chicago-area events. Great Chicago Egg Hunt April 19 Chicago Kids will have a chance to hunt for more than 25,000 candy-filled eggs, meet Medieval Times knights, play games, decorate doughnuts from Stan’s Donuts, and more at Maggie
Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center Welcomes Mary Robinson, Ireland’s First Female President, for Annual Spring Luncheon
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center is hosting their Annual Spring Luncheon on May 7 at the Hilton Chicago and will feature keynote speaker President Mary Robinson. This is the 25th consecutive year for the luncheon, which kicked off with speaker Grace Mirabella, former Vogue editor and founder of the popular 90s magazine Mirabella. Mark Hampton, Doris Kearns
9 Biggest Reveals at Star Wars Celebration 2019: Episode IX, Galaxy’s Edge, The Mandalorian, and More
Lego Star Wars celebrates 20 years at Star Wars Celebration 2019. Photo by Brooke Geiger McDonald.
The Force was strong in Chicago this weekend as Star Wars fans from across the galaxy descended on the Windy City to participate in massive fan gathering Star Wars Celebration. This year’s Celebration was jam-packed with five days of panels, star appearances, autograph and photo ops, cosplay, exclusive merchandise, and, of course, big announcements. We
9 Must-Visit Chicago Restaurants Reducing Food Waste in Deliciously Inventive Ways
These Chicagoland restaurants are using ingenious cooking techniques to do everything they can to make sure not one scrap of food goes to waste that doesn’t need to. Here are nine delicious dishes you can feel great about ordering. El Che Steakhouse & Bar 845 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, 312-265-1130 At Argentine steakhouse El Che
Mary Robinson, Ireland’s First Female President, Talks Climate Justice and 3 Ways You Can Live More Sustainably
Human rights champion Mary Robinson believes the climate crisis is humanity’s greatest challenge. More than leading a global fight against climate change, she’s raising the voices of the world’s most vulnerable people. The former and first female President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has been recognized for shining a light