Archives For Chicago IL

Most days I sit with my mother who is recovering from a stroke due to her advanced breast cancer. I thought to myself, how can I fill the time with useful conversation.  I decided that once regular conversation about family was exhausted, I would dip into the vast pool of good news and uplifting stories.  Today I stumbled across this amazing site Bittersweet Monthly. Today’s heartwarming story is entitled Blackstone Bicycle Works

19-year-old Aaron Davis is a truly inspiring man who builds, rebuilds and fixes bikes.  He uses bikes to deliver packages and in his free time he races. Aaron is a true artist. He also loves to work with sculpture. So if you happen to be lucky enough to be in Chicago, you might want to look him up. Maybe, just maybe some of his talent will rub off on you.

I hope you enjoy this good news story of the day.


28-year-old Antonio Perkins was killed in Chicago while live-streaming on Facebook


Star found dead April 21 in estate

AP Photo

Reds haven’t been held hitless in a regular-season game since 1971

Jake Arrieta no hitter

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Jake Arrieta Throws No-Hitter vs. Reds: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

Jake Arrieta Throws No-Hitter vs. Reds: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

John Minchillo/Associated Press



Bob Zwolinski tweeted a gruesome picture of his face earlier this month. He was bloodied and bruised — with a staple visible on his forehead

Bradley Fichter and Jessica Soto. (Chicago Police Department)

32 injured after Amtrak train derailment

Authorities remove 200-pound reptile


In wake of teen’s shooting, police superintendent is ousted

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 24: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy leaves a press conference he and Mayor Rahm Emanuel held to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke has been charged with first degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on October 20, 2014 after responding to a call of a knife wielding man who had threatened the complainant and was attempting to break into vehicles in a trucking yard. Emanuel and McCarthy announced they were releasing police video of the shooting during the press conference. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Alexander Acevedo, 23, faces criminal charges after officers found his roommate’s body decomposing in a suitcase.