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  • Addison FootGolf is coming to Links & Tees Golf Facility Aug 18, 2014 4:36 PM
    Its soccer, its golf… it’s both! FootGolf is an exciting and challenging new sport taking the country by storm and is now available at Links & Tees Golf Course on Lake Street in Addison.

     
  • Bloomingdale/Roselle Rotary Club Donates Supplies for Needy Students Aug 18, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale/ Roselle recently purchased and donated school supplies for impoverished local children served by the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) of DuPage County.

     
  • Gay pride opposite of humble contrition Aug 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: The Daily Herald reported a meeting at the Inverness Holy Family Catholic Church of a large crowd in support for the music director who was fired due to his gay engagement. One parishioner called the meeting, “Bigger than Christmas.” How inappropriate to compare this gathering with that of the angels who announced Christ’s birth.

     
  • Aurora UPS office raises funds for impoverished community members Aug 13, 2014 5:07 PM
    Recently, the Aurora office of UPS donated $2,500 to the Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County.

     
  • Ginny Geis Turned 99 on August 3rd, Making Her The Most Senior Resident at Monarch Landing Aug 13, 2014 5:23 PM
    Crediting her longevity to good genes, a positive attitude and a busy life, Virginia (Ginny) Geis was very excited to celebrate her birthday with family and friends. It was definitely an auspicious occasion to turn 99.

     
  • Hanover Park man ditches convenience for franchise Aug 11, 2014 11:18 PM
    Humza Khan of Hanover Park loves buildings. He loves what you may not notice, like the ceiling, the floor plans, the color and the design. So it’s no surprise that the 28-year-old left behind a secure job with his family’s 7-Eleven businesses to pursue his dream. He has taken his test to obtain a license as an inspector and aims to launch his own franchise of Pillar to Post, a building inspection firm, by early September. “Growing up in Chicago, one of the most beautiful cities in the world that contains incredible architecture in the hundreds of buildings, I was always interested in buildings and design,” Khan said. “I would notice crown moldings, cabinetry, floor plans of houses and just overall color schemes and think about the design style of each structure. It was a passion that slowly grew as I got older.” He said he once considered a career in interior design but was more interested in the overall area of real estate, architecture and remodeling. “I initially began researching different business opportunities within the architecture and real estate areas and after several months of research, I found Pillar to Post,” he said. The franchise appealed to him because it combined the two things he has always loved and has been good at, architecture and people skills, he said. “The business plan and methodology guided a new business owner to succeed and their code of business ethics allowed for a newcomer to provide honest, necessary, informed information regarding a building so a potential buyer can have peace of mind in their purchase,” he said. Khan was born in downtown Chicago. At 3, his parents moved to Hanover Park. When he was 18, he began working at 7-Eleven in Glendale Heights, owned by his older sister’s husband. For the next 10 years, he worked with his brother-in-law and they expanded the business and opened two additional locations, one in Park Ridge and another in Glendale Heights. Khan began as a sales associate and worked his way up to general manager of the two Glendale Heights stores. The experience has taught him about customer service and customer satisfaction to build loyalty. He said after much thought and deliberation, he decided it was time to combine his passion with his business skills and create something for himself. “Starting this company has been wonderful and terrifying at the same time,” Khan said. “It takes a lot of courage and confidence to leave an existing profitable family business to go out and try to follow my dreams.” He also wants to help people build their own dreams as well. “My goal is to continue to build and grow and help the residential community of my hometown to buy and sell property with confidence,” he said. Rosemont legacy continues Jacqueline Stephens Breisch is a new associate in the Lake Forest office of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP. She has extensive experience in family law cases involving custody, maintenance, child support, property division, and finding creative solutions to deal with complex financial matters associated with divorce. The Rosemont native recently moved back to her hometown where her grandfather, Donald E. Stephens, was the founding mayor of Rosemont and served for nearly 50 years. Her uncle, Brad Stephens, took over as mayor in 2007. Specialist now at Lutheran General Anastasios Raptis of Libertyville is the new stem cell transplant medical director at Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge. Raptis is a hematology/oncology specialist, with nearly 30 years experience in performing all types of stem cell/bone marrow transplants and was recruited from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. FastTracks Meghan O’Kelly was named the Young Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago at its annual Skyline Awards Gala. The group recognizes the best communications practitioners, campaigns and tactics in the Chicago area. O’Kelly, a Hoffman Estates native and 2004 graduate of Fremd High School, is the corporate relations division manager for the Midwest region at Northbrook-based Allstate Insurance Co. Owner Sheryl Martinec cut the ribbon on her new Flour Shoppe Bakery and Confectionary in Cary. Those who were on hand to welcome Martinec included Lynn Caccavallo, associate director of the Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce; Dave Evans, the chamber board president; Brad Ball, executive director o the chamber; among others. Tom McDonald has been appointed regional sales manager of Corporate Life & Pensions at Zurich Global Life in Schaumburg. ... Andre Richards is the new director of brand strategy and management at Oak Brook-based Delta Dental Plans Association, a dental benefits provider. ... Kaylee Phalon is the new financial adviser at Edward Jones at Naperville’s Fifth Avenue Station. She joins Financial Advisor Mark Putbrese, who has served clients in the Naperville area for about 20 years. Glenview native Megan Tamte, founder and CEO of Edina, Minnesota-based Hot Mama stores, has changed the company name to Evereve. It will open at the Main Street Promenade in Naperville on Aug. 20, and is one of the company’s eight Illinois locations. It’s also the first brick-and-mortar store nationwide to make the name change. ... Beth Wagner is the new marketing coordinator at Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical Inc. in Crystal Lake Stephanie Nelson of Park Ridge, event manager for CDM Media said the Chicago-based company has recently expanded to New York and Cardiff, United Kingdom. It is a business-to-business technology, marketing and media firm that specializes in reaching executives through events and strategic online content. • There’s more to business than just the bottom line. We want to tell you about the people that make business work. Send news about people in business to akukec@dailyherald.com. Follow Anna Marie Kukec on LinkedIn and Facebook and as AMKukec on Twitter.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center Makes Learning Fun Aug 4, 2014 4:46 PM
    Summer school is not generally considered fun. But the 70 children enrolled in the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center’s summer school program would strongly disagree.

     
  • Darien Chicago Pet Show - September 6 & 7 Jul 30, 2014 4:57 PM
    Chicago Pet Show coming to Darien Sportsplex, September 6 & 7. Food mfg, pet services and lots of rescues! See fun acts on the main stage such as Magic Acts by Paul Lee, Jim Nesci & his alligator Bubba and Author of the Wolfkeeper Toriano Sanzone. 50% of gate goes back to pariticpating non-profits.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Recognized BY Union Pacific Railroad Jul 30, 2014 4:48 PM
    The Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service (GEYFCS) is pleased to announce it's recognition as an organization making a difference in the larger Glen Ellyn community and grant award received July 28th from the Union Pacific Foundation .

     
  • ‘Battle Buddy Bowling’ in Wheaton Aug. 24 Benefits Pets of War Jul 30, 2014 4:46 PM
    "Battle Buddy Bowling-Chicago" fundraiser Aug. 24 at Fox Bowl in Wheaton helps our troops bring their war-time animal companions home with them to the USA.

     
  • Glenn Simpson– Artist of the Month for Art Wall in August at Patty Turner Center Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Program Coordinator Jill Becker announces that Glenn Simpson, of Libertyville, is the August “Artist of the Month” for the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield.

     
  • Canceled: Iraqi youth orchestra with EYSO Jul 29, 2014 1:00 AM
    The internationally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of Iraq caps three weeks of intensive study in the U.S. with two collaborative concerts with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in August.

     
  • 3 charged in Roselle vandalism cases Jul 29, 2014 4:01 PM
    Three men are awaiting trial after being charged in connection with a series of vandalism incidents last month in Roselle. Christopher Geldmeyer, 20, of the 1300 block of Carriage Way, in Roselle; David Henry, 19, of the 1300 block of Greenbrook Court in Hanover Park; and Damar Elerby, 19, of the 12 block of West Pinehurst, in Glendale Heights, each were charged Thursday with felony criminal damage to property.

     
  • North Shore Rhythmics has two national champions, Coach of the Year Jul 31, 2014 1:00 PM
    North Shore Rhythmics gymnasts Laura Zeng of Libertyville and Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park became the 2014 junior and senior national champions in mid-July at the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

     
  • Agency to issue housing report on Hanover Park Jul 27, 2014 5:18 PM
    Hanover Park joins two other DuPage County towns for a regional housing study expected to kick off this fall. Glendale Heights and West Chicago also are on board with the "Homes for a Changing Region" analysis.

     
  • DuPage board candidate pleads guilty in Wisconsin dispute case Jul 25, 2014 2:34 PM
    DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property related to a domestic incident in Wisconsin. “I regret that this happened, and I’m happy that it’s resolved,” said Custer, who will face incumbent county board member Grant Eckhoff during November’s general election.

     
  • Monarch Landing Resident Wins First Place in 5K Run Jul 24, 2014 3:57 PM
    Kitty Ganzel is a resident of Monarch Landing, a retirement community which promotes opportunities for seniors to live active and vibrant lifestyles.

     
  • Administration ineptitude won’t end Jul 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: When are Americans going to wake up to this administration, led by the president? I can only hope he is naive and/or inexperienced.

     
  • 2015 Banner Art Theme Announced - Applications Now Available Jul 21, 2014 4:53 PM
    A Picture of Health

     
  • The JCS Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation Awards Music Grants to Local Schools Jul 21, 2014 4:42 PM
    WHEATON, IL—The JCS Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation recently awarded several grants to DuPage County schools in support of their music programs. The grants were awarded primarily to schools in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton.

     
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