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  • The DuPage Community Foundation surpasses $50 million in managed endowmentMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    WHEATON, IL—This winter, The DuPage Community Foundation surpassed $50 million in total assets under management! “This is truly a momentous milestone for our community,” said David McGowan, president of The DuPage Community Foundation. “It is the culmination of nearly 30 years of dedicated work by our Board and staff and the generous advocacy and support of our many donors, volunteers and other friends who share our passion.”

  • Fonda Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with Personal Growth Associates with offices in Schaumburg and Crystal Lake. She can be reached at (847) 413-9700 x336 or (847) 975-6294.

    Will Winter Ever End? Overcoming the Wintertime BluesMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Does it feel as if spring will never come? Do you feel unusually sad, irritable, moody or anxious?" - This article covers symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and depression caused by our unusually bad winter this year. It then discusses various treatments, including light boxes, and multiple tips to help individuals and families overcome the wintertime blues.

  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

  • Arthur J. Gallagher, a large international insurance company, will move to this building at 2850 W. Golf Road in the Rolling Meadows Corporate Center, Rolling Meadows officials said.

    Rolling Meadows expects Gallagher to return to cityMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arthur J. Gallagher, a large international insurance company, is expected to move back to the Meadows Corporate Center in Rolling Meadows, city officials said. The company has agreed to purchase 2850 W. Golf Road, one of the two town that were known as the Gould Center when they were built 40 years ago, they said. Gallagher, which has been called the fourth largest insurance broker in the world, rented there before moving to Itasca in 1991.

  • Kenneth Jakubzak

    Itasca man wins $250,000 in the lotteryMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Itasca man is $250,000 richer after buying a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at a Bensenville convenience store. Kenneth Jakubzak, a 66-year-old currency trader, says he plans to use the money he won to pay for college for his two children.

  • Jen Conte

    Naperville woman a third-generation Realtor who perseveresMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jen Conte, broker/owner of Re/Max Professionals Select in Naperville, is the third generation in her family to be a Realtor. So she takes her business to heart, aiming to carry on a tradition established by her grandfather. But she topped that recently by winning "top office" in the state under the category, Most Closed Residential Sales for RE/MAX Northern Illinois in 2013.

  • Aaron Carpenter, 15, waves to hundreds of screaming girls at MAGCON in Itasca Saturday. The teenage boys who have become social media stars with their 6-second videos on Vine were at the Westin Chicago in Itasca to meet their fans.

    Girls go gaga for Vine video boys at Itasca meet and greetMar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    As the entertainment world focuses on tonight's Academy Awards, gaggles of screaming girls insist that the real screen stars are at MAGCON in Itasca, where teenage boys famous for their six-second Vine videos mingle with a select few of their 20 million adoring fans. The Itasca show sold out in 30 second for the two-day show that continues from 3-9 p.m. Sunday.

  • What is Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)?Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) combines endoscopy and ultrasound; this procedure allows a doctor to obtain detailed images of the digestive track.

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is Hosting Community Blood Drive on March 5Feb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, 10 am – 4 pm in the Prairie Room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 West Highway 22 in Barrington, Illinois.

  • The Choral-Aires Chorus invite you to its 27th annual fashion show and luncheon with the theme “Singin’ in the Rain.”

    Local chorus hosts annual fashion showFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Looking for a way to warm up at the end of a long, cold winter? Preview spring and summer fashions at the 27th annual fashion show and luncheon hosted by award-winning chorus the Choral-Aires Chorus and Zzazz Productions.

  • Owner Luke Johnson of the Rack House in Arlington Heights holds up Restaurant Week fliers.

    Restaurant Week kicks off, now through March 2Feb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Northwest is urging suburban gourmets to let the foodie in them enjoy something new. Now through March 2, 33 restaurants in the Northwest suburbs are participating in Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week, offering fixed-price, three-course lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15 to $35.

  • Zachary Self, Alex Raymundo, and Cristobal Morales represent the Tigers at the AKA Grand Nationals tournament in Chicago. Tiffany Self and Kathy Raymundo

    Warrenville karate team places at national tournamentFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Members of the Baekwoon Mu Sul Tigers, led by Senseis Jeremy and Elijah Talbott, have made their mark again.

  • 1932 Ford Roadster Cremation Urn by Steve Shannon

    Roselle Artisan Handcrafts Hot Rod Cremation UrnsFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Steve Shannon is filling the need for personalized custom cremation urns.

  • This stunning stat-of-the-art kitchen will be one lucky winner’s in their new $1.6 million Chicago Dream Home. The Hope Institute

    First Early Bird Drawing Deadline is February 21 for $1.6 Million Dream Home or $1.3 Million in CashFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some lucky person with a $150 raffle ticket will have a chance to win a magnificent $1.6 million Chicago dream home or $1.3 million in cash in the 3rd Annual Chicago Dream House Raffle to benefit The Hope Institute for Children and Families. Individuals that purchase their $150 raffle tickets by February 21 will be entered to win a car or $25,000 cash, as well as the dream house, and over 550 other prizes, including vacations, cars and electronics. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone by calling 800-697-7734. The early bird drawing will take place on March 5.

  • Elk Grove Library Book SaleFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The annual Friends of the Elk Grove Village Library book sale will be held February 21, 22, and 23.

  • Aileen Brewis, left, joined daughter, Catherine and her husband John Mowat of Rolling Meadows for several hands of blackjack at Clearbrook’s Fall Casino Night last October.

    Full House expected at Clearbrook Casino NightFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The excitement, energy and thrill of Las Vegas is coming to Palatine when the Clearbrook Guardians, host their annual Spring Casino Night on Saturday March 1 from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Clearbrook Getz Building, 746 Vermont, Palatine. Among the largest charitable casino events in the Chicagoland-area, this event boast 28 blackjack tables, high and low stakes poker, pai gow and three card poker, a money wheel, craps, and roulette.

  • Humanitarian Service Project will be collecting food and monetary donations for the challenge between March 1 and April 30.

    Fox agency joining nationwide fight against hungerFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) is participating in the 17th annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger sponsored by the Feinstein Foundation. During the months of March and April, the foundation challenges non-profit agencies fighting hunger around the nation to raise funds through donations or pledges.

  • A sample banner for the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission’s newest art banner project illustrates one interpretation of the theme, The (Bi)Cycle of Life. City of West Chicago

    West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission Extends Deadline for Art Banner Submissions Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission Extends Deadline for Art Banner Submissions Juror Selected for Annual Competition

  • 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.

  • Lake Park High School District 108 is asking voters to fund the construction and operation of an aquatic facility that could be built at the school's east campus by August 2015. The facility would include a 25-yard, eight-lane competition pool and a smaller pool to be filled with warmer water for athlete rehabilitation and toddler swimming lessons.

    Latest pool push has Lake Park officials 'very optimistic'Feb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Park High School swimming and diving coach Dan Witteveen has been wishing for a pool at the Roselle school for 17 years. Attempts to build an indoor swimming pool have failed over and over again during that time, but as the March 18 primary election approaches, Witteveen and other school officials say they are “very optimistic” the wait soon could be over.

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