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  • Online, mobile ER registration streamline process Jul 11, 2014 7:10 AM
    Lake Forest Hospital's emergency room has launched an online check-in system for patients with nonlife-threatening illnesses. Beginning July 1, patients were able to complete online forms to start the check-in process and let ER staff know when to expect them. The online check-in started at its related Northwestern Grayslake Emergency Center last summer, said spokeswoman Kelly Klopp.

  • Religion fuels Libertyville financial expert to help, advise Jul 7, 2014 5:04 AM
    Kukec's People features Roch Tranel, founder and president of The Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville, who follows his christian values in business as well as in the community, where he enjoys cultivating leaders.

  • Itasca’s Knowles takes microphone to new level Jul 3, 2014 12:58 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features a new digital microphone that will be going into new smartphones and other devices that will eliminate swiping the screen when turning on and off any calls. The device will also allow you to transfer data just by holding up the smartphone to another device.

  • Young Naperville entprereneur honored Jun 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Zakery Kates, owner of Naperville-based Simple Edge web marketing firm, who serves on a number of boards and volunteers at countless events, especially for Kids Matter and the Naperville Jaycees. He’s also a member of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and was recently recognized by the chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards in the category of Young Entrepreneur. He’s only 25.

  • Fusion of talents, food focus of couple's new BBQ restaurant Jun 23, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Alice Banach of North Barrington, a rock-and-roll fan, who turned her enjoyment of that era and love of cooking into a new restaurant called Rock 'N Ribs in at the Village Square Shopping Center in Lake Zurich. She and her husband, Terry Banach, opened in May and then held a grand opening last week.

  • Samsung’s 110-inch TV with hefty weight, price tag Jun 20, 2014 11:14 AM
    As technology changes, so do televisions. And perhaps one of the biggest and costliest now on the market is featured at Glenview-based Abt Electronics and Appliances. The Samsung ultra high-definition LED TV, which is 110 inches and 3-D enabled is on display at Abt. And despite a price tag of $150,000, one already has been sold. Read about it in Kukec's eBuzz column.

  • Naperville ad exec makes global plans at 23 Jun 16, 2014 6:12 AM
    Kukec's People features Wilbur You, founder of Naperville ad agency, YouTech and Associates, which he hopes to take global. And he's only 23.

  • Apps to help you get the most out of summer Jun 12, 2014 4:03 PM
    Check out these news apps that are designed to help you get the most out of summer. One that will help you navigate the massive Naperville Ribfest this summer, and the other will help you to navigate available parking in Chicago.

  • Sherman, Berland’s on the move again Jun 9, 2014 4:50 AM
    Kukec's People column features Dwight Sherman, owner and President of Berland's House of Tools in Lombard, Palatine and Joliet. The family business has survived a tough recession, along with the construction industry, and will now mark 100 years of his family selling tools.

  • Hearing aid offers remote control via iPhone Jun 5, 2014 2:01 PM
    If you have hearing loss, you likely know what it’s like to use your fingers to manually adjust a tiny dial on a hearing aid. Yet, as technology advances, so do the features on those aids, including wireless control. In March, Glenview-based Beltone introduced Beltone First, its first hearing aid that works with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for remote control.

  • Naperville architect designer helps Navajo in Utah Jun 2, 2014 5:03 AM
    Kukec's People features Bruce George, president of Naperville-based Charles Vincent George Architects, who will be going on a special mission to Utah to help build a Navajo Hogan dwelling for the widow of a local bishop.

  • DuPage County bureau offers augmented reality with new visitor’s guide May 29, 2014 2:19 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the Oak Brook-based DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau giving new life to its visitor’s guide. In fact, it could change before your eyes, using augmented reality technology.

  • From New York to Hoffman, engineer opts for baking bread May 27, 2014 9:11 AM
    Kukec's People features Chris Wu, of the Barrington area, who left behind a career as an engineer in order to start his own business. He and his wife opened Great Harvest Bread Co. in Hoffman Estates.

  • Fighter pilot simulator keeps enthusiasts flying May 22, 2014 2:15 PM
    Squadron Ops Sim Center at the Aurora Airport in Sugar Grove uses technology drawn from actual military training principles to offer an intense taste of what it’s like to fly fighter aircraft in combat, said Greg Morris, owner of Squadron Ops Sim Center as well as Gauntlet Warbirds, a company that offers training and rides in aerobatic and ex-military aircraft. He is a civilian pilot and flight instructor, and does contract flying for the military.

  • Race for hair kept Finamore busy for more than 50 years May 19, 2014 5:06 AM
    Kukec's People features Paul V. Finamore, a former Marine sergeant and Marine sky diver, who is now marking more than 50 years as founder and chairman of Hairline Creations.

  • Sears, Kmart customers can Get Advice on web or app May 16, 2014 8:38 AM
    Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., parent to Sears and Kmart stores, wants to make sure you have all the information you need, whether or not you make a purchase. So the retailer launched Get Advice, where consumers who are part of the Shop Your Way loyalty program can ask a question and have it answered by Sears or Kmart store associates nationwide. More than 250,000 questions have been posted and answered online since it launched in April.

  • Martins learn about wool from pros in New Zealand May 12, 2014 10:33 AM
    Kukec's People features Rae and David Martin, owners of Naperville-based Russell Martin Carpet and Rugs, who have returned from a trip to New Zealand after visiting farms to learn more about how wool is sheered, selected and used in carpeting and sold in their store.

  • Highland Park’s Artizone aims to lure more online shoppers May 8, 2014 5:08 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Highland Park-based Artizone, which offers consumers a growing assortment of gourmet foods and a new service to deliver it within hours.

  • Longtime taste tester on the edge of foodie trends May 5, 2014 4:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Maria Reyes of Woodridge, who has been a food taste tester for about 30 years, including the last 3 with olive oil at Romeoville-based KeHe.

  • Mowz offers suburban homeowners chance to care for lawn via app May 1, 2014 2:40 PM
    If you dread mowing the lawn or just don’t have the time, a new app called Mowz could help relieve you of that summertime chore. Co-founders William Mahoney of Syracuse, N.Y., and Andrew Englander of New York City created Mowz after they launched another app last year called Plowz, which arranges snow plowing in 20 cities, including the Chicago and suburban market. “We are signing up more providers in the Chicago region every day as the word spreads,” Mahoney said.

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