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  • DuPage Realtor of year traces roots back to Iowa farm Feb 10, 2014 5:00 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.

     
  • Hundreds mourn Chicago native killed in Kabul bombing Jan 23, 2014 5:02 PM
    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.

     
  • 5 apply to be GOP national committeeman Jan 13, 2014 4:58 PM
    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.

     
  • Candidates can win without vote majorities Jan 13, 2014 5:00 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.

     
  • Nobel Prize-winning economics professor dies Jan 9, 2014 2:21 PM
    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 8:19 PM
    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.

     
  • Barrington Hills home invasion trial continued Oct 26, 2013 5:01 PM
    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 making his directorial debut Oct 8, 2013 11:34 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 5:00 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.

     
  • Chicago Bear Duerson's son shines a light on mental health Sep 15, 2013 6:39 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.

     
  • Best bets: Fly high at Wings Over Waukegan Sep 3, 2013 10:30 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.

     
  • OFA, legislators, speakers host program on climate change Aug 29, 2013 6:10 PM
    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.

     
  • Failed Wilmette bank’s managers arraigned; suburban stores alleged victims Aug 7, 2013 7:18 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.

     
  • Dog Days: Five fun things to do with your four-legged friends Jul 26, 2013 6:00 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.

     
  • Images: 24 sets of twins Jun 10, 2013 7:31 PM
    Here are the 24 sets of twins in fifth grade at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette.

     
  • Wilmette school boasts two dozen sets of twins Jun 10, 2013 7:32 PM
    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.

     
  • Adventist couple handle life, death spectrum Jun 3, 2013 5:30 AM
    Kukec's People features Yvonne Losey, who deals with birth, while her husband Lt. Col. Garry Losey deals with death. And they wouldn’t consider doing anything else. Yvonne is the director of the birth center at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights, serving mothers and babies at the very start of their lives. Garry, a Seventh Day Adventist pastor, is stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del.

     
  • RIM's Mueller comes full circle with award May 28, 2013 7:27 AM
    Robert J. Mueller of South Barrington was part of the Emery Air Freight team in the 1970s when it won a presidential award. Now more than 40 years later, his own company, Roselle-based RIM Logistics won the same E Award, given by the President of the United States for exporting service excellence. It dates to World War II when “e pennants” were presented to companies in recognition of production excellence.

     
  • HGTV designer’s style rooted in the suburbs Apr 9, 2013 5:30 AM
    HGTV Design Star winner Meg Caswell found all sorts of inspiration while shopping at Scentimental Gardens in Geneva last week. The 35-year-old Kenilworth native and Chicago design firm owner is always on the lookout for items she can feature on her HGTV show, “Meg’s Great Rooms.” “My business before was my heart and soul, but it was a lot of hard work. I sometimes had 20 clients at once. Now, I have the privilege to select just a few clients,” she said.

     
  • Roofing practices evolve for better protection Mar 30, 2013 6:00 AM
    The importance of keeping a roof over one's head has been well documented in literature for centuries. Everyone needs a place to take shelter during adverse weather conditions, so it makes sense. But those benefits are much decreased if the roof in question is leaky or lets the cold winds blow in.

     
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