Articles filed under Wilmette

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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Des Plaines council to consider water rate hike Mar 29, 2013 9:53 PM
    The Des Plaines city council Monday night will consider giving final approval to a 6.9 percent increase to the city's overall water and sewer rate to pass on a 15 percent increase in the cost of purchasing water from Chicago in 2013.

     
  • State offers screen saver with architectural wonders Mar 28, 2013 11:43 AM
    Architectural and history buffs may enjoy a new screen saver that recently launched by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The new screen saver offers historic landmarks and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and other buildings deemed eligible for the register. They include the Campana factory in Batavia, Fort Sheridan in Highland Park, and other buildings in Woodstock, Waukegan, Wilmette and elsewhere around the state.

     
  • Kriser’s born out of love for pets Mar 11, 2013 5:43 AM
    Kukec's People features Brad Kriser, a Highland Park native who founded the Kriser's retail stores that feature all-natural foods for pets. He refers to the store as the Whole Foods for pets.

     
  • Algonquin dentist all smiles with book, activities Mar 4, 2013 7:54 AM
    Kukec's People features dentist Audrey Sim of All Smiles By Dr. Audrey in Algonquin has has written a chapter in a newly published book, which hit the bestseller list on Amazon.

     
  • No need for defense pay cuts Mar 1, 2013 5:00 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: With the sequestration date here, the pundits are making dire predictions for the Department of Defense rollback — perhaps a temporary 20 percent pay cut for DOD employees The enforced cutback should instead be looked at with delight.

     
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