Glen Ellyn native Gracie Gold competes in the Sochi games.
More than 20 of the American athletes that walk in tonight’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi hail from the Midwest. Check out which Chicagoans we’ll be watching. [NBC Chicago]
Another Chicagoan, One Part Plant’s Jessica Murnane, shares a year’s worth of vegan cookie recipes in her very first e-cookbook. [One Part Plant]
Speaking of books, the Chicago Public Library was recently ranked as the nation’s best library—so it’s only fitting that local author, Gillian Flynn, wrote its most circulated book last year. See what other tomes made the list. [Huffington Post]
Girls of Lincoln Park’s Lauren Nelson offers five steps to building the perfect bar cart for stylish imbibing this season. [Lux & Concord]
Rochelle Trotter put the home she shared with her late husband, the famous Charlie Trotter, on the market this week. Not surprisingly, it features a few chef-tastic elements. [Curbed Chicago]
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