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CNE Executive Director Martha Arntson talks to an Early Head Start student.
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Childcare Network of Evanston Celebrates Retiring Director Martha Arntson

On Thursday, June 28th, Childcare Network of Evanston (CNE) will celebrate retiring Executive Director Martha Arntson – honoring Arntson not only for her 11-year tenure … Read more ›

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Father-in-Law Inspires Charity Work from Local Chicagoan

For years, Colleen Laughlin’s father-in-law served on the Board of Directors for the Over the Rainbow Association. Through his efforts with the non-for-profit organization, Colleen … Read more ›

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Local Non-Profit Celebrates Bike to Work Week Year-Round

June 11-15 is Chicago’s annual Bike to Work Week. Now in its 22nd year, the annual event is a celebration of the city's commitment to … Read more ›

Ms. Neely accepting the award from Senior Connections Board President Joan Batlle with Al Butkus and sons
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Senior Connections Presents 2nd Annual Alexander Butkus Award to Julie Neely

Evanston Illinois. Over 100 people attended the annual Senior Connections Appreciation Tea and Fundraiser on May 20th in the Huss Gallery of the King Home. … Read more ›

ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton (right) greets residents of Westminster Place and answers questions after her presentation on Tuesday, May 22. Her father (left), Mr. Charles Compton, is a resident of Westminster Place, a Presbyterian Homes community in Evanston. (photo Mike Kelly)
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ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton Visits Westminster Place

Veteran ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton addressed a packed room of residents at Westminster Place, a Presbyterian Homes’ community, on Tuesday, May 22, … Read more ›

Bob Mills, resident of The Highlands of Evanston, a Presbyterian Homes' community, and Lesley Evans, a Presbyterian Homes activities department employee, check the online blog Ms. Evans helped create to share Mr. Mills' poetry with a wider audience.
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"He's A Poetry Man"; Celebrating Older Americans Month "Never Too Old To Play"

For 91-year old Bob Mills, 70 years of writing poetry is not enough. He writes poetry every day because he can’t stop. The thoughts and … Read more ›

Cinderella poses with local fairy princesses.
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7th annual Hat Tea celebrates Fairy Princesses

The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE) held its 7th annual Hat Tea fundraising event on May 6th at the Hilton Orrington Hotel. More than … Read more ›

Julia Bikbova adjusts the uniform of Stepan Borozinets, a highly decorated Russian air force pilot during World War II, at the Skokie library on May 8. The Russian veterans were celebrating on the eve of "Victory Day," May 9, the date many Russians celebrate the end of the war and the defeat of the Nazis. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune.)

Former Soviet vets of World War II want to reconnect with their American allies

Like many military veterans, Stepan Borozinets can tell hair-raising stories of combat. Borozinets, 89, a highly decorated pilot in the Soviet air force during World … Read more ›

Layne Whitted, Allowance for Good Youth Intern
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New Trier Student-Philanthropists Use Music to Inspire

Layne Whitted, a senior at New Trier High School, understands something not all her peers have grasped: Philanthropy is not bound by age. Led to … Read more ›

Sen. Mark Kirk released from rehabilitation center

Sen. Mark Kirk has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he had been recovering from a stroke, according to a statement from … Read more ›