Emily Nejad, the one-woman creative force behind Bon Vivant Cakes, is preparing to open and event and workshop space, called Maven, in Albany Park. Patty Wetli/Block Club Chicago

Bon Vivant’s Cake Queen, A YouTube-Taught Master, Opening Workshop So You Can Learn, Too

After enjoying sweet success with Bon Vivant Cakes, Emily Nejad is launching Maven, where her cake and cookie sisters can spread the joy of baking.

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Pilsen’s Via Crucis ‘Brings People Together’ On Good Friday

To celebrate Good Friday, hundreds of Catholics walked along 18th Street for the annual reenactment of the living stages of the cross in Pilsen.

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Happy Village Officially Sells For $1.5 Million — But Dive Bar’s Renovation On Hold ‘For One Last Summer’

"We're going to run it as-is for the next six months," said Andrew Miller, one of the bar's new owners. "We're cognizant of the connection people have with this place."