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  • Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, left, is running for re-election against Republican Bruce Rauner.

    Quinn, Rauner release donation totalsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner have filed their latest campaign reports with the state. Rauner on Tuesday announced he raised more than $9 million in the first three months of the year. Quinn said he raised $5 million in the first quarter, much of it from labor unions.

  • Back row, from left: Christopher Hebel, Christiana Hebel, Joshua Crow, Delaney Jung, Ryan Jung, Connor Jung. Front row: Randy Crow, Yvonne Crow, Delmar Maassel, Desiree Jung, Bob Jung. Not pictured is Rory Hebel.

    Generations run Volo’s Fish Lake, while generations have returnedMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Volo's Fish Lake Resort and how five generations have kept it moving ahead for 75 years.

  • Grayslake man facing federal armed robbery chargesMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Grayslake man is facing federal armed robbery charges stemming from a string of holdups at retail stores across Lake County and northern Cook County. Leroy Regan, 38, is accused of committing eight armed robberies over 10 days last August and firing shots from a vehicle following one of the robberies. He faces life in prison if convicted.

  • Victoria and Fred Skeppstrom

    From ER to digital photo booths, couple says ‘cheese’ at eventsFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Fred and Victoria Skeppstrom of Wilmette, who own a local franchise of TapSnap, a new digitized photo booth that allows smiling clients to dress up the photo, e-mail it to themselves or others, or post it on Facebook.

  • Patrick Callan

    DuPage Realtor of year traces roots back to Iowa farm Feb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Realtor Pat Callan, managing broker and owner of Realty Executives Premiere in Wheaton, who has been in the industry for about 40 years and remains active with his professional associations here and nationwide. His extensive work in the profession led to achieving the Realtor of the Year from the Illinois Association of Realtors. He'll accept the award April 2 at a banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield. And it all began with a farm in Iowa.

  •  Lexie Kamerman was among those killed in a Taliban attack against a popular restaurant in Afghanistan last week.

    Hundreds mourn Chicago native killed in Kabul bombing Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mourners gathered at Weinstein Funeral Home in Wilmette on Wednesday to remember 27-year-old Lexie Kamerman, who was one of 21 people who were killed last week during a suicide bombing and gun attack at a Kabul restaurant.

  • Candidates can win without vote majorities Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: There is a problem with primaries that needs even more attention. Maybe there are exceptions somewhere in our country, but if you have a primary with at least three candidates, someone can win the primary without getting a majority of the vote. This is simply wrong.

  • 5 apply to be GOP national committeeman Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Five men, including former DuPage County Board chairman Robert Schillerstrom, have applied to fill the Republican national committeeman post left open after Rich Williamson died last month.

  •  Dale Mortensen, a Nobel laureate and longtime professor of economics at Northwestern University, died Thursday at the age of 74.

    Nobel Prize-winning economics professor dies Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nobel laureate and longtime Northwestern University economics professor Dale Mortensen has died. Mortensen shared the Nobel economics prize with two other Americans in 2010 for their work explaining how unemployment can remain high despite a large number of job openings.

  • Wilmette lawyer convicted in massive tax fraud case Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Paul Daugerdas, 63, a Chicago lawyer and certified public accountant, was convicted Friday for his role in a 10-year tax fraud that generated $7 billion in phony tax losses, a scheme authorities have called the largest tax fraud in history.

  • Kuhn Kim

    Barrington Hills home invasion trial continued Oct 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    The bench trial of a Wilmette man charged with a 2008 Barrington Hills home invasion will continue Dec. 17, court records show. If convicted, Kuhn Kim, 28, could face from six to 30 years in prison.

  • Winnetka native Jason Chaet consults on the set of his first feature film "Putzel," a $200,000 production that attracted stars Melanie Lynskey and John Pankow.

    Winnetka native making his directorial debutOct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    After 20 years working in the New York theater scene — along with David Mamet and Arthur Miller — Winnekta native Jason Chaet has branched out into the movies. His directorial debut, the bittersweet story of “Putzel,” will have its local premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Wilmette Theatre in Wilmette. An encore showing will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.

  • Why should military bases be gun free? Sep 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: Mass shootings always spark a push for more restrictive gun laws. What we need to pay attention to is where these mass shootings take place.

  • Following in his dad's academic footsteps, Tregg Duerson celebrates his graduation from the University of Notre Dame with his proud father, Dave Duerson.

    Chicago Bear Duerson's son shines a light on mental healthSep 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    A young businessman, Tregg Duerson works long hours, shares an apartment with friends and cheers for players on his fantasy football team. He also advocates for suicide prevention by delivering powerful speeches about the death of his father, Dave Duerson, a star on the Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears.

  • The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds performed during the 2012 Waukegan Air Show at the Waukegan Airport. The event returns Saturday, Sept. 7.

    Best bets: Fly high at Wings Over Waukegan Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    See all kinds of aerobatic team demonstrations and classic military war bird planes at the Wings Over Waukegan Air Show Saturday at Waukegan Regional Airport. The Platzkonzert Germanfest returns Saturday with two stages, multiple bands and loads of German food at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. See comedian Dave Foley when he performs his standup routine this weekend at Chicago's UP Comedy Club.

  • Robyn Gabel, (D), state Rep., 18th District of Illinois, Debra Shore, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and David Nadolski, MFA, Adjunct Professor, Oakton Community College, at OCC's Skokie campus on Aug. 27 following the update of the film, “An Inconvenient Truth”. Nadolski was trained by former Vice President Al Gore to provide the latest details on climate change and its effects.

    OFA, legislators, speakers host program on climate changeAug 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    More than 100 attendees were at Oakton Community College's Skokie Campus on August 27 for the update of the film, “An Inconvenient Truth”. David Nadolski, MFA, Adjunct Professor of Speech at Oakton Community College, was trained by former Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project to present a commentary titled, “An Inconvenient Truth 2.0 Our Earth at its Tipping Point: It's Not Too Late”. Paul Gulezian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at Oakton, was also part of the presentation. The event was coordinated by the North Shore chapter of Organizing for Action.

  • Michael’s Fresh Market in Naperville is alleged to be a victim of bank officers’ shakedown scheme.

    Failed Wilmette bank’s managers arraigned; suburban stores alleged victims Aug 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The leaders of a state-chartered bank in Wilmette that failed in 2012 were formally arraigned on fraud charges alleging a shakedown scheme involving stores in Naperville and elsewhere. “The perpetrators of this criminal enterprise are charged with using taxpayer funds to further their own shakedown scheme at time when our country was on the brink of disaster,” said Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

  • Dogs and their owners can enjoy Lake Michigan and the Chicago River on the Mercury Skyline Cruiseline's Chicago Canine Cruise.

    Dog Days: Five fun things to do with your four-legged friends Jul 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Suburban dog owners and their four-legged friends can enjoy a number of summertime activities together in these "Dog Days" of summer. Humans and canines can take a cruise on Chicago's Lake Michigan, attend a dog festival, enjoy a movie under the stars or even catch a baseball game.

  • Twenty-four sets of twins are fifth-graders at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette. The school is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets.

    Wilmette school boasts two dozen sets of twinsJun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Like a lot of kids, the two brothers from northern Illinois spent hours marveling at the weird and the wonderful in the Guinness Book of World Records — and wondering what they could do to get in it.Their friends tried endless pogo stick jumps. One practiced in the shower for an attempt at the loudest burp.Then, Luke and Ryan Novosel, 11-year-old twins from Wilmette, began counting up all the other twins in their school.

  • Maeve and Aidan Holmberg

    Images: 24 sets of twins Jun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here are the 24 sets of twins in fifth grade at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette.

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