Elaine Frei, owner/founder of Luft Balloons.Jake Thacker

Meet The Chicago Woman Taking Balloon Art To Incredible New Heights

The words "sophisticated" and "balloon art" don't typically appear in the same sentence, until you've seen Elaine Frei's work.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

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."