Community Service

A Park is More than a Playground: Interview with Chicago Park Supervisor Rilan Betts

“A park is only as strong as the people that surround the park.” Sometimes people forget about the important relationships parks play within a community. Rilan Betts (left) is one of the youngest park supervisors in Chicago, and he is on mission to add some flavor within the traditional park model starting with the historical Jackie Robinson Park. But where …

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Gerstad Builders Invites McHenry Families to the Turkey Trot 5K

On Thanksgiving Day, residents of McHenry County have the opportunity to give back to their community by participating in the third annual Turkey Trot benefiting JourneyCare Hospice. The story behind the race is a personal one that has touched the lives of many people in the McHenry area, including Gerstad Builders president, Roger Gerstad. In …

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Tour a Cool Kitchen in Harbor Country this Weekend

My favorite Onion article ever: Mr. Autumn Man. And while it refers to smug fall-loving denizens of New England, I like to think it could also apply to Chicagoans reveling in our version of New England: Harbor Country. So, Dukes and Duchesses of Fall, grab your pumpkin-spiced coffees—I’ve got a nice weekend event for you in Harbor Country (and I …

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