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  • Meet falconer Craig Hendee and his Peregrine falcon Alvin Nov 14, 2014 2:37 PM
    Falconer Craig Hendee from Old Mill Creek has been a licensed falconer for 47 years. Hendee is involved in the preservation of the ancient art of falconry and the conservation of birds prey around the world.

     
  • Meet an Arlington Heights coach and race car enthusiast Oct 31, 2014 2:38 PM
    Eric "Coach K" Kirschner is the gym teacher at Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights and has great rapport with his kindergarten through fifth grade students. He is an avid radio-controlled car enthusiast and ties in lessons about winning and losing, as well as good nutrition, with his students using the cars as visual examples.

     
  • Meet the Hoffman Estates woman who makes a career out of scaring people Oct 24, 2014 1:27 PM
    While area department stores are already stocking shelves with Christmas decorations, Jackie Sonnenberg of Hoffman Estates has been scaring the heck out of people as “Skitzo, the schizophrenic elf, at the Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach. "We definitely like scaring people a lot,” Sonnenberg said.

     
  • Step back into the 1800s with Ernie Klapmeier Oct 17, 2014 2:24 PM
    “You don’t work, you don’t eat!” bellows Ernie Klapmeier to a rapt class of elementary school students gathered before him in the blacksmith shop at Naper Settlement. "For me, history has always been a passion and ... it’s how you bring that passion to life for yourself as well as for everybody else” he said. Meet Ernie in this week's Moving Picture to learn about his passion for history.

     
  • Octogenarian calls East Dundee her ‘beloved hometown’ Oct 10, 2014 11:51 AM
    After a life of volunteering and serving others, DeLoris Doederlein, 81, spends her days visiting friends in East Dundee as she checks in on her "beloved hometown." The former state representative and school teacher loves East Dundee because of the people. “People do care, you just have to get to know them.”

     
  • Meet cup stacking extraordinaire from Libertyville Oct 3, 2014 3:06 PM
    Libertyville fifth grader Trevor Jean is continuing the family legacy of championship cup stacking at Butterfield Elementary School in Libertyville. His oldest brother was a member of the original cup stacking club and his other brother was school champion four years ago. Trevor is currently as fast as anyone in the school.

     
  • Meet the Libertyville man who found success following two passions Sep 26, 2014 5:01 PM
    Some people are lucky to have one passion in life and have it lead to success. Colton Lutter of Libertyville has two. And both — music and cooking at a high-end restaurant — are taking off. “I really grew on the passion of food and serving food,” Lutter said. “I love it. There is nothing better than the feeling of the farmers coming in the morning and we get fresh squash. We cut the squash, cook it in a pan and serve it to the people, and it was picked that morning.”

     
  • Get to know the couple whose cafe provides perfect blend of food, love Sep 19, 2014 2:45 PM
    Kathy and Danny Living of Naperville both lost their jobs about seven years ago. Then they opened the Borrowed Earth Cafe in Downers Grove and discovered the perfect menu of business and love.

     
  • Meet cancer nurse who helps patients through murky waters Sep 13, 2014 7:35 AM
    Cancer nurse Juli Aistars takes the scare out of the scary. At Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Aistars specializes in dealing with prostate cancer patients, navigating them through pre-treatment, post-treatment tests and setting appointments. She's been called a lifeboat by those in the storm.

     
  • Meet the Campton Hills woman who takes food from farm to table Sep 5, 2014 3:41 PM
    Most people have memories spending time with their mom in the kitchen. Penny Newkirk remembers that too, growing up in farm country and helping her mother prepare meals for six siblings. Newkirk, a former home economics and cooking teacher, is still sharing her skills with others at her Country Garden Cuisine Cooking School on a historic farm in Campton Hills. “I have the heart of a teacher,” she says. “I love to be able to excite people about the food they eat” Newkirk said.

     
  • Meet Libertyville man who gave up banking to make pizza Aug 29, 2014 10:35 AM
    John Durning is passionate — passionate about pizza. So passionate, he left his banking job of 12 years to follow his dream -- opening a pizza joint called Pizzeria Deville. “I said I wouldn’t do it unless I found the perfect place,” he said of his new pizzeria in downtown Libertyville.

     
  • Libertyville man shares his love for yoga with ‘breath of fire’ Aug 22, 2014 4:12 PM
    Linas Damasius of Libertyville has changed his mind and body with yoga and wants others to gain the benefits. Damasius teaches free ashtanga yoga classes at Independence Grove near Libertyville and hosts free acrobatic yoga in Libertyville's Cook Memorial Park throughout the summer. “Teaching the yoga classes has allowed me to meet other people and share something I love,” Damasius added.

     
  • St. Charles artist paints with fire and smoke Aug 15, 2014 10:26 AM
    Abstract artist Anne Ressman Zabinski of St. Charles uses not only acrylic paints, watercolors and alcohol inks in her work, but also specializes in a technique called fumage, which is painting with a flame and smoke. She uses different sources of flame to create her artwork on canvas and clayboard, and further manipulates the soot residue using carving tools, erasers, water, paints and other techniques.

     
  • St. Charles engraver put his love of art to work by creating monuments Aug 8, 2014 11:38 AM
    Preserving a memory in stone has been Jim Shoaf's craft for nearly 30 years. His art gives a depiction of those who have passed on. As a monument maker at St. Charles Memorial Works, he finds his work very gratifying. “We can help them through the grieving process, by producing a monument or marker that reflects their life” Shoaf said.

     
  • Meet the museum volunteer who keeps history on track Aug 1, 2014 12:30 PM
    Jason Maxwell, 47, of Elgin is a volunteer in the steam department at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union. He is a fireman and engineer on locomotive 1630, a St. Louis-SanFrancisco 2-10-0 Russian decapod that was restored to service this past spring following a 10-year effort by museum volunteers, including Maxwell.

     
  • Moving Picture: CPA by day; drag racer after work Jul 25, 2014 1:29 PM
    Bruce Jones, managing partner at Porte Brown LLC accounting firm in Elk Grove Village, has been drag racing since 2012. Jones races a 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt, which is both a show car and a race car. The car grabs immediate attention and respect as it heads down the quarter-mile stretch in nine seconds.

     
  • Moving Picture: 80-year-old softball player going strong Jul 18, 2014 5:11 PM
    Chris Argianas of Woodridge has some pop in his bat and good hands around first base. Oh, yeah: He’s 80 years old. "At my age," he says, "every day you are out here playing ball is a good day."

     
  • Moving Picture: Lemont competitive shooter ranks among best in U.S. Jul 11, 2014 2:25 PM
    Competitive shooter TD Roe is in a league of her own. One of nine siblings, Roe started shooting in 2006 to spend time with her brothers. With a background in competitive sports, Roe applied her talents and training and now is a nationally-ranked United States Practical Shooting Association shooter. Roe also teaches firearms classes in East Dundee and Lombard.

     
  • Moving Picture: Batavia man’s bike ride helping Africa Jun 27, 2014 1:29 PM
    Justin Ahrens of Batavia conceived the Wheels4Water ride from Boston to Chicago to raise money to supply water for life for 1,000 people in Uganda. He and his team more than doubled their goal and now Lifewater International will be able to supply a lifetime of water to more than 2,300 people with the more than $93,000 raised.

     
  • Moving Picture: Mundelein school kids call him ‘Grandpa’ Jun 13, 2014 10:36 AM
    “Grandpa Mark” is a school treasure. Just ask the students and faculty at Washington Elementary School in Mundelein. Students are so in love with Mark Stein that the school has worked him into a full-time volunteer job, helping out in kindergarten through second grade classes. “Kindergartners are a whole lot of fun to watch as they learn," Stein said..

     
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