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Melissa Silverberg

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Melissa Silverberg is a freelance journalist in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2011 with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.

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This 1866 group photo was taken at 570 N. Sheridan. It shows members of the D.R. Holt family, and some friends.  The lad behind the first child on the left is Charles Holt, a founder of the modern Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin.  His father, D.R., is the man behind him in the stove-pipe hat. The middle gentleman with a stove-pipe hat is Norman B. Judd, a close ally of Abraham Lincoln. The righthand man in a similar hat is the Rev. William C. Dickinson, the first faculty member of Lake Forest College, and the first installed pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.  The woman second from the right is Mrs. Ellen Hubbard Holt -- a sister-in-law of Gurdon S. Hubbard, a founder of Chicago. Photo courtesy of Lake Forest College Library Archives and Special Collections.

Lake Forest celebrates 150 years of history

As Lake Forest celebrates 150 years as a town in 2011, its residents are looking back at a history that includes a focus on education, … Read more ›

Community service

Relay for Life inspires hope, raises money for research

Jennifer Jens was 25 and had just arrived in a new city, moved in with her boyfriend, and been promoted at work. Then one day … Read more ›

Community service

Relay for Life begins on Saturday

About 400 people will participate in the Grayslake/Round Lake Relay for Life this weekend, walking around the track at Round Lake High School from 6 … Read more ›


Approaching 100th birthday, store known for compassion gets new home in Highland Park

After nearly 100 years on the North Shore, Schwartz’s Intimate Apparel has moved to a new location in Highland Park, aiming to bring a brighter … Read more ›


Higher fees, annual licenses set for pet owners

Pet owners in Morton Grove will face higher fees for violations and need to be licensed annually as part of a new animal control ordinance … Read more ›


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