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Who will be our next Miss Illinois? Will she be from your home town or perhaps the same university?

While we won’t know WHO she is until Saturday Night, June 30th we do know she will be beautiful inside and out, highly talented, motivated … Read more ›

Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) Foundation trustee Gary Dorn (left) met up with NCH radiation oncologist Philip Lobo, MD, at last month’s President’s Circle dinner. Announced at this annual event for hospital donors at the $1,000 and up level, Dorn’s $100,000 charitable gift to the Radiation Oncology department will help Dr. Lobo and his colleagues obtain the most advanced tools for fighting cancer. The goal of the Foundation’s Radiation Oncology Campaign is to raise $1.9 million in charitable gifts to both purchase a new CT scanner and renovate the Cancer Services waiting area. So far, $1,035,000 has been raised toward the goal. To learn how you can contribute to this ongoing campaign, which will benefit the more than 1,000 patients treated at NCH each year, call the NCH Foundation at 847.618.4260. Special naming opportunities exist for large commitments. For information on President’s Circle membership, visit
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President’s Circle leader Gary Dorn pledges $100,000 to NCH Cancer Services

More than a decade ago, Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) Foundation trustee Gary Dorn helped establish the Foundation’s President’s Circle giving society for those who make … Read more ›

Tom Rowan
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Board Members Re-Elect BCFPD President Tom Rowan; Marvin Hill to Serve Second Term as District Vice President

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) trustees re-elected Tom Rowan to serve a second consecutive term as Board President during its May 21 meeting. Board … Read more ›

Matt Blanchard, left, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears. The 23-year-old was a standout quarterback at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. (Photo provided by Peg Blanchard)

‘Absolutely fearless’ Blanchard signs 3-year contract with Bears

Matt Blanchard of Lake Zurich spent three days in rookie minicamp with the Chicago Bears in early May hoping to show off his skills and, … Read more ›

Arthur, with Allison Springer up, clears a jump in the Cross Country competition during the Rolex Three-Day event at the Kentucky Horse Park on April 28, 2012. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader Photo / June 6, 2012)

Allison Springer: Allison Springer is up to the challenge for the equestrian triathlon

Allison Springer wanted a pony so badly she gave up a childhood comfort habit for it. That led to a love of horses that helped … Read more ›

Doe Thornburg OBE, National President Emerita of The English Speaking Union, Adelina Markarian of Nally Jewels, event  chairs Anne Leiter of Chicago and Laura Scoville Ekstrom of Barrington Hills.
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Planning an Ascot Ball Fit for a Queen! The English Speaking Union’s Ascot Ball to celebrate The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

“The Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” is the theme of this year’s annual Ascot Ball sponsored by The English Speaking Union to … Read more ›

See Think Virtues at the Printer's Row Lit Fest June 9 and 10!
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Think Virtues to Appear at Printer’s Row Lit Fest

Think Virtues, a comprehensive program aiming to assist parents and educators in teaching children moral character, will be exhibiting at the Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row … Read more › Honors Nation’s Leading Moms in Business
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Local Mom Wins Top Honors in Mom Business Competition

May, 2012 – From among thousands of contestants, online store ‘Grow With Love Boutique’ and owner Gail Heraty from Hawthorn Woods has been ranked in … Read more ›

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Future Healthcare Professionals Program Offers High School Students Firsthand Glimpse At Medical Careers

Barrington, Ill. – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s prestigious Future Healthcare Professionals Program is offered to high school juniors interested in pursuing careers in medicine and … Read more ›

Christina Currie with bridal models
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Local Event Planner Thanks Barrington Area Vendors for Support

Christina Currie Events, Inc., a northwest suburban event planning company, wants to say thanks to all who participated in “Grace Meets Glamour,” in downtown Chicago. … Read more ›