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Harvey Brin, 78, skied black diamonds at Steamboat Springs seven months after double knee replacement surgery. In addition to the surgery, he credits a three-week rehab stay at Alden North Shore for his return to full functionality.
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North Shore Resident Thanks Rehab for Feeling 18 Again

Harvey Brin, 78, had double knee replacement surgery on May 17, 2011. Seven months later, he was skiing black diamonds in Steamboat Springs, Colo. “Before … Read more ›

Poker Tales Book Cover
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"Poker Tales" Author Has Glencoe Roots

"Poker Tales" by William E. Heise (Jackson Graham LLC, paperback $14.95) will have its bookstore debut this week at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, … 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 ›

Jerry Markbreit shows his autographed football from Super Bowl XXIX—the last of four Super Bowls he refereed—to Alden Estates of Skokie Administrator Lindsay McKenzie. The legendary NFL referee recently spent 16 days at the rehabilitation center following hip replacement surgery.
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Legendary NFL Ref Back in the Game

Think officiating at the Super Bowl would be a bit more daunting than having a routine orthopedic procedure? Just ask legendary National Football League (NFL) … 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 ›

The first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk was released Tuesday, three months after the Illinois Republican suffered a stroke. (Handout) (Office of Sen. Mark Kirk / April 24, 2012)

First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released

More than three months after he suffered a large stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk was shown in a photo released today by the Rehabilitation Institute of … Read more ›

Kim and Khloe Kardashian blow kisses to the crowd at Sears April 20. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Kim and Khloe Kardashian come to town

It was a madhouse at the Woodfield Mall Sears April 20 when reality TV stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian, along with their mother Kris Jenner, … Read more ›

Winnetka romance author ArLynn Presser will present her first e-book, Face to Facebook, at Round Table Books in Winnetka on Saturday, April 28.
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Meet Winnetka Romance Author, Facebook Adventurist on April 28

ArLynn Presser to Discuss New e-Book, Host Charity Book Drive at Round Table Books Winnetka author ArLynn Presser will present the first several chapters of … Read more ›

Mollie and Cyndee reading "Mollie's War"
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Local Author Wins Royal Dragonfly Book Award

The 2012 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in literature, recently announced "Mollie’s War" by Cyndee Schaffer of Northbrook and her mother, Mollie … Read more ›

NSYMCA Executive Director/CEO Howard Schultz, left, congratulates Max Fabian on Fabian's 103rd birthday.
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YMCA Celebrates 103rd Birthday of Member Max Fabian

Max Fabian comes to the North Suburban YMCA almost every day for a workout, but on March 8 his visit drew a crowd as the … Read more ›