Luana Lienhart says 30 percent of her clients don’t realize they’re in abusive relationships.
Dennis Alan has done ads in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Cairo, but has to avoid rallies and private parties for security reasons.
“It’s a bit like exercise: I enjoy it, but sometimes I’d rather skip it, but I do it anyway,” Cynthia Kendall says.
“In Chicago, I am familiar with almost every large-scale venue. I’m looking at entry points, exit points, vulnerabilities.”
Songwriter Jim Peterik’s work, which also includes “Vehicle,” first hit the Billboard Hot 100 when he and his bandmates were still in high school.
“It’s not all roses and garlands and angels singing from the rooftops or anything like that, but it’s good as it’s cracked up to be.”
At the Major League Barber Original Midwest SuperBarber & Stylist Tradeshow, all haircuts are a cut above.
“I don’t even pretend to know what women go through on a daily basis, but I feel like I have a peek,” Ben Krane says.
“When people hear about my job, they often ask me, ‘Is there really candy everywhere?’ And the reality is yes,” Stacey Espinosa says.
“People are afraid of the south side. It’s ridiculous. I educate my guests,” Afri Atiba says.
“We’re trying to see what games actually do, beyond the question ‘Do violent video games make people more violent?’” designer Ashlyn Sparrow says.
A Chicago high school history teacher’s “club about nothing” aims to pass down an appreciation of the 90s TV phenomenon to the next generation.
“If you’re climbing properly on a tree,” Nagan says, “you never fall; you swing.”
“Seventy percent of my calls are ‘ring tosses,’ where the spouse throws a ring in anger,” Jim Evans says.
“Beekeeping teaches you to let go of the black-and-white world and participate in the natural world, which is not predictable,” says Bike a Bee founder Jana Kinsman.