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  • “Light in Dark Places”: Doctor’s art inspired by near-death experience Aug 27, 2014 2:01 PM
    Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Robert Magrisso survived a heart attack, cardiac arrest and near-death experience. Today the Winnetka doctor makes art inspired by this event, which will be on display in October at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter in Glenview.

     
  • Midwest CareCenter in Glenview welcomes newest board members Aug 19, 2014 7:40 AM
    Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter in Glenview welcomes a Morton Grove business woman, a Winnetka attorney and a Northwestern University professor to its organizational governing board.

     
  • Midwest CareCenter in Glenview gives Excellence in Care Award Aug 19, 2014 7:38 AM
    Dorothy Pitner Healy, formerly of Winnetka, was presented the Excellence in Care Award at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter’s annual Care Affair this year.

     
  • Midwest CareCenter in Glenview offering grief support Aug 19, 2014 7:40 AM
    Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter grief support groups, workshops and events provide a non-judgmental confidential outlet for adults and youth in the North Shore, Lake County and beyond who are grieving the loss of a loved one, whether by illness or trauma.

     
  • The 2014 ‘What Home Means to Me’ Poster Contest Winners Announced Aug 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    A collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state, regional and national organizations

     
  • Roadside flower sale creates a sense of community and unique floral arrangements Aug 18, 2014 4:54 PM
    The Roadside Flower Sale, a popular annual fund-raising tradition at the Chicago Botanic Garden, transforms dried flowers, sheaves of ornamental grasses, lotus pods, driftwood and other interesting plant materials into beautiful, long-lasting displays.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Thrift Sale Slated at North Northfield in Northbrook Aug 13, 2014 7:31 AM
    The public is invited to North Northfield United Methodist Church’s “Goods for the Soul” Thrift Sale on Aug. 21, 22 and 23 at the church, located at Dundee and Sanders in Northbrook, where a wide variety of merchandise is for sale.

     
  • Finally, A Good News Story Aug 12, 2014 7:07 AM
    Not just another children’s book but a rhyming children’s book with an important life lesson, “think for yourself”, delightfully illustrated by children the age of the intended readers.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Couple's video follows as joy turns to dread — and back Aug 10, 2014 6:38 AM
    The happy time-lapse video chronicling her pregnancy and the birth of their son was nearing the finish line for Arlington Heights native Rob Marshall and his wife, Erin, when a life-threatening heart defect changed everything.

     
  • New CLC exhibit features paintings by Chicago artist Esperanza Gama Aug 5, 2014 3:02 PM
    new exhibit of paintings called Esperanza Gama: A Series of Memories, will be on display at the College of Lake County’s Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art from Aug. 14 to Sept. 28.

     
  • New Balance North Shore Inspires a Lifetime of Movement Aug 5, 2014 3:06 PM
    New Balance North Shore, located in Downtown Highland Park, is proud to be part of New Balance’s and the New Balance Foundation’s new program NB SparkStart, a global cause initiative aimed at connecting kids worldwide to experiences that ignite a lifetime of movement. Through grants, associate volunteerism and engagement, athlete involvement, product donations, retail events and consumer engagement, NB SparkStart will work to improve the health, well-being and self-esteem of children through movement.

     
  • Free Taekwondo Classes during National Exercise With Your Child Week Aug 4, 2014 7:27 AM
    August 3-9 is National Exercise With Your Child Week

     
  • Heirloom Tomato Weekend celebrates a new generation of growers Aug 5, 2014 2:41 PM
    Heirloom varieties tend to have long, colorful histories, but some of their most passionate advocates are relative newcomers.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Former U.S. Attorney General Gonzales shares legal strategy in scandals, crisis Jul 30, 2014 4:56 PM
    Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' speech at Benedictine University on July 24 draws on experience protecting reputation of president, White House.

     
  • ‘Team Tom’ a way for Glenview family to remember a loved one Jul 29, 2014 7:36 AM
    This is the Wood family's first time riding in Respiratory Health Association's CowaLUNGa Bike Tour. They are determined to not only raise funds for lung cancer, but want to raise awareness for lung health in general, especially the harmful effects of smoking.

     
  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Forssander Cherishes Harper Experience Jul 29, 2014 7:24 AM
    Although Harper softball player Amanda Forssander only played for the Hawks for one season (2013), she relished the opportunity to compete at the college level. In her only season, the Prospect High School grad hit over .300 and earned Team MVP honors while playing catcher, first base and outfield for the Hawks.

     
  • 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.

     
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