My First By Line

Chicago’s 2012 city-wide Buy Local campaign is produced by Local First Chicago in partnership with the City of Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development, the Office of The City Treasurer, Choose Chicago and Chamber and Business partners from dozens of neighborhoods…. Read More ›

Social Impact Bonds: Part 1 of 2

Innovations in Social Service Program Funding At an event being hosted by the Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago Chapter this evening, Harvard Professor Jeffrey Liebman and Mr. Ryan Maley will discuss a promising new approach to government financing of social service programs:  Social Impact… Read More ›

For Profit, For Good

Social Enterprise On Thursday, November 8th, 2012, I attended an event hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance  in honor of the Chicago Community Trust and their efforts and on-going strategy in funding social innovation, enterprise and… Read More ›

One Thousand Pieces

ACT I My husband, Bernard, treated me to dinner at Tesori and a performance of One Thousand Pieces by the Hubbard Dance Company for my birthday. Here’s my take on the performance.  The Tesori restaurant review is coming soon.  When the curtain… Read More ›

Get Out and Vote!!

A Matter of Historic Consequence Today, November 6, 2012, we are being given an opportunity to weigh in on the values and vision that have driven Obama’s presidency.  How we vote will determine the direction of this nation for the… Read More ›

YWCA Chicago Leader Luncheon

2012 Leader LuncheonThe YWCA Leader Luncheon honors individuals for outstanding achievement in their chosen career fields and one leader for a commitment to racial justice. The YWCA Leader Luncheon is one of Chicago’s most prestigious salutes to exceptional leaders. When… Read More ›

Boozy Desserts

I’ve always thought of boozy desserts as a sly indulgence that didn’t really pack a wallop.  Based on Amber Gibson’s experience, I’ve obviously been visiting the wrong establishments.  According to her, there are plenty of restaurants in Chicago that serve… Read More ›

The Strike is Over!!

As you can see from the happy faces above, the strike is over!  Chicago Public Schools students will return to class Wednesday morning. Teachers voted today to end the 7-day long strike. According to the members interviewed leaving the meeting, the majority of the… Read More ›