From Test Prep to Summer Tutoring, Academic Approach Has the Tools to Keep Your Student Sharp

Although Academic Approach is best known for our ACT/SAT tutoring services, we are, unsurprisingly, experts in everything academic.  That includes academic tutoring to support your student with their schoolwork; helping them through a particularly tricky class; guaranteeing they’ve mastered skills that might have slipped through the cracks during COVID-impacted school years; or tacking on some […]

Hester Cares: How Hester Painting & Decorating's Commitment to the Community Goes Beyond the Customer

Steve Hester, Jeff Hester and their team at Hester Painting and Decorating are all about paying it forward.  Founded in 1968 by Tom Hester, the company — which serves both commercial and residential customers — has beautified spaces for many Chicago-area homes and businesses, including schools, healthcare facilities, hospitality providers and tech companies. They were […]

Metropolitan Family Services 'Mpowers' Children, Families Across Skokie Valley Communities

Editor’s Note: Some names have been changed to protect identity. Daniel is 77 years old and lives alone at an independent senior apartment building. Though he is alert and oriented, his self-neglect manifested in his lack of housekeeping. As his living conditions deteriorated, the Adult Protective Services program at Metropolitan Family Services’ Skokie Valley Center […]

Double Your Contribution: Support Access to Cinematic Storytelling With The Chicago International Film Festival

This year, the Chicago International Film Festival will be celebrating its 58th consecutive, enriching year. The fest, which doubles as North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, will begin its showcase October 12 and run until the 23. During that time, audiences will come from far and wide to take in the fest’s lineup — which […]

Support a Thriving Garfield Park Community: Donate or Register Now for Breakthrough’s Annual Benefit

As community-based nonprofit Breakthrough partners with neighbors in Chicago’s Garfield Park community, it has been challenging to see the needs for food, income and housing become exacerbated during a sustained pandemic. Yet, there is always reason for joy and celebration — every graduation, meal served, new apartment leaseholder and safe community event. This intersection of […]

Chicago Sky Launches The Net, a Mental Health Initiative to Increase Support and Encourage Transparency Among Athletes

While mental health concerns in sports may have once been described as a low tide, larger waves of recognition have poured over the sports world in recent years concerning the matter. Mental health is not typically talked about the same way as physical health. Mental health challenges can impede performance, affect happiness and motivation, and […]

Passion, Performance and The Opera Festival of Chicago’s Mission to Bring It All Together - The Opera Festival of Chicago Is This Summer’s Ticket to Authentic, Italian Theatre

Opera was born in Italy. Virtuosos like Gioachino Rossini and Giacomo Puccini have honed the craft over time and spread it across the globe, rapturing audiences for centuries. So, it is safe to say that what truly endears our hearts and arrests our senses about this medium is more than intricate costumes and opulent theaters […]