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  • 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

  • Garth Brooks adds 11th show at Allstate Aug 19, 2014 5:07 PM
    Country superstar Garth Brooks, who has already sold more than 170,000 tickets for 10 Allstate Arena shows next month, has added an 11th. Tickets for the newest show, at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • Bocelli coming to Rosemont for holiday concert Aug 18, 2014 4:09 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for a special holiday concert with famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli Dec. 13 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Accompanying Bocelli are the Bella Musica Orchestra led by conductor Eugene Kohn with appearances by Heather Headley and Maria Aleida.

  • Rajskub returns to comedy roots for Zanies shows in Rosemont Aug 18, 2014 6:18 AM
    While taking her dog's for a walk, "24" star Mary Lynn Rajskub ruminates on parenthood, creating an iconic television character and gets a little grossed out by the results of a Google search. Rajskub takes the stage at Zanies in Rosemont for three shows Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22.

  • Horrors! Des Plaines native goes for filmmaking revenge Aug 19, 2014 3:19 PM
    Michael Ojeda found the perfect secluded motel he’d been looking for. He asked the clerk if he could stay in the corner room. “Oh, I should tell you that the room you want,” the clerk said, “someone was murdered in it last year.” “Perfect,” Ojeda said. “I’ll take it!” That’s how this Des Plaines native wrote the horror film “Savaged,” which is premiering at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival this week in Rosemont.

  • Man found dead on CTA tracks was electrocuted Aug 18, 2014 8:28 PM
    A 23-year-old man found on the CTA tracks in Rosemont early Sunday morning died accidentally of electrocution, the cook county medical examiner’s office said.

  • Rosemont homeowners eligible for grants Aug 17, 2014 5:39 PM
    Rosemont property owners are eligible to receive up to $4,055 in individual grants from the village as part of a program now in its 20th year.

  • Pace, Rosemont propose cutting lunchtime circulator route to entertainment district Aug 16, 2014 7:41 AM
    An infrequently used “lunchtime circulator” Pace bus route that brings people to and from the Rosemont entertainment district on weekdays may be eliminated.

  • Rosemont hires 27 more for part-time security Aug 14, 2014 4:27 PM
    Rosemont is hiring another 27 sworn or retired police officers to provide additional security at village venues. The officers, called security specialists by the village, are brought in to work part-time during events at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont Theatre and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

  • Abbott, Bandits edge Racers Aug 14, 2014 10:51 PM
    Coverage of Chicago Bandits fastpitch softball: The Chicago Bandits capitalized a couple of miscues by the Akron Racers to earn a 2-1 win Thursday night in Rosemont.

  • Allstate’s Rosemont naming rights deal means $15 million for 10 years Aug 14, 2014 7:02 PM
    The name of the Allstate Arena, Rosemont’s 34-year-old sports and concert venue, is staying put for at least another decade. The village board this week renewed a naming rights agreement with Northbrook-based Allstate Corporation . The deal is worth $15 million over the course of the next 10 years

  • Artistry in Motion wins top honors at National Dance Competition Aug 14, 2014 7:37 AM
    Artistry in Motion, the in-house dance company of the Des Plaines Park District, took home several top honors at the 2014 DanceAmerica National Finals held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fl., July 3-6.

  • Parking lot improvements at Allstate Arena Aug 13, 2014 8:08 PM
    Paving improvements will be made to the 4,000-vehicle capacity Allstate Arena parking lot in Rosemont. The village board Wednesday approved a $466,325 contract with Orange Crush LLC to do paving, crackfilling, and other upgrades.

  • New Moretti’s to open by spring in Rosemont Aug 13, 2014 6:13 PM
    The Schaumburg-based restaurant group that operates the chain of Moretti’s restaurants throughout the suburbs is bringing its newest location to Rosemont, and paying the village $3.4 million to buy the strip mall where the eatery will be built. Ala Carte Entertainment “had extra money and wanted to buy the whole center,” Mayor Brad Stephens said.

  • 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 Follow Anna Marie Kukec on LinkedIn and Facebook and as AMKukec on Twitter.

  • Freddy Krueger among highlights of Rosemont horror convention Aug 8, 2014 8:45 AM
    Horror fans: Get ready for a screamin' good time. The Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention returns this weekend at Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont. And in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Wes Craven's iconic original “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” star Robert Englund, decked out in his full Freddy makeup, will be the main attraction this year.

  • Sales of Kennedy coin at Rosemont convention suspended Aug 7, 2014 8:03 PM
    Long lines outside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont have led organizers of a coin show to suspend in-person sales of a popular John F. Kennedy gold half dollar, officials said Thursday. Collectors began lining up as early as Monday night for the chance to buy the Kennedy coins, unveiled Tuesday morning by the U.S. Mint at the World’s Fair of Money convention.

  • 30 coins from 19th century to sell at Rosemont auction Aug 7, 2014 8:27 AM
    Thirty coins stamped by the U.S. Mint in the 19th century to test designs and metals are expected to sell at an auction in Rosemont today for more than $300,000 The coins come from the collection of Dallas businessman and philanthropist Harry W. Bass Jr., who died in 1998 at age 71. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will sell the coins individually Thursday at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The proceeds will go to the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation, which helps support organizations in such areas as education and the arts. Heritage coin expert Mark Borckardt says the U.S. Mint in the 19th century sold such test coins, which in subsequent years made their way to major auctions. The coins have been displayed at the American Numismatic Association’s Colorado museum.

  • Dining events: Wine Spectator grants Rosewood excellence nod Aug 6, 2014 11:31 AM
    Rosewood Restaurant wins Wine Spectator excellence award; CityGate Grill's lunch specials; Claim Jumper offers freebies.

  • Rare currency, free appraisals highlight Rosemont convention Aug 5, 2014 1:44 PM
    The public can get free appraisals of old coins and paper money and see hundreds of millions of dollars of historic rare coins and colorful currency at the World’s Fair of Money continuing through Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. One of the featured exhibits is a fabled Brasher Doubloon, the first gold coin made for the United States in 1787 by George Washington’s neighbor and now insured for $10 million for its first public display in the Midwest in nearly 30 years.

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