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John Sobol, longtime North Shore barber, dies

John Sobol ran John’s Barber Shop in Wilmette for 55 years and brought to the job all the requisite talents — natty appearance, a broad … Read more ›

Jan Borja (New Trier High School photo)

Former New Trier freshman campus principal dies

Jan Borja retired last year from New Trier High School, where she’d worked for 40 years. On Feb. 3, she died after a struggle with … Read more ›

Joe Giallombardo

Joe Giallombardo, gymnast turned coach, dies at 94

As a star gymnast at the University of Illinois in the late 1930s, Joseph James Giallombardo used his acrobatic skills to win bets against his … Read more ›

Veteran AP photojournalist Ed Reinke dies in Ky.

Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer who traveled worldwide and was known for his striking pictures of Kentucky news and sporting events, has died … Read more ›

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Illinois is Broke – $140 BILLION in debt – and if you’re a teacher it’s bad news for you. It’s basic math. There is not … Read more ›

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Panera Bread Announces The First Ever "Breaducation" Competition

Throughout the month of August, Panera Bread is encouraging cooks from the Chicagoland area to enter to compete in the first ever "Breaducation" competition. Breaducation … Read more ›

Glencoe native Richard Halpern, managed building of Sears Tower, dead at 78

Sun-Times reports: Chicago skyline-shaper Richard Halpern, who managed the construction of the nation’s tallest building and other major engineering projects around the globe during his … Read more ›

Steve Feinerman, at the pharmacy counter of Parkway Drugs in fall 2010. (Photo courtesy of the Feinerman family)

Feinerman remembered as part of Glencoe’s community fabric

For many in Glencoe, Steve Feinerman epitomized the town’s picturesque and old-fashioned charm. The longtime pharmacist could be found for years behind the counter at … Read more › 1 comment