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Back Talk: Talkin’ ’bout my generation

TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, recently asked area high school students about … Read more ›

Lillian's Boutique in Downtown Naperville at 32 West Chicago Avenue
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Momma Cuisine: Food and fashion collide at Lillian's of Naperville

READ THE BLOG: Let me preface this article by stating like so many mothers, since having children, I have not tapped into my inner … Read more ›

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Hey, Wall Street Occupiers – there's enough blame to go around

I know a lot of people who are facing serious financial trials and tribulations that would make teeth grind in the most pacifistic Wall Street … Read more ›

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My husband will continue to be with us

In the words of Michele Bowles of Elmhurst, walk chairperson To me personally, Breathe Deep Naperville: A Walk & Rally to Stop Lung Cancer means … Read more ›

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Thank You from Bridge Communities

It was my privilege to speak on behalf of Bridge Communities at the 2nd Annual New Face of Homelessness Symposium at College of DuPage on … Read more ›

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Am I the Only One?

I was standing in line at the local grocery store the other day when I noticed a grey-haired woman in a checkout line next to … Read more ›

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If you are purchasing or refinancing a home…. This is for you.

So your buying a home? Or, perhaps you are refinancing. Congratulations. Now is a great time to be doing so. Housing Prices are low. Rates … Read more ›

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More is More Mom: Chicago Tribune's Triblocal Charity of Choice….the Aurora Flyers!

As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….more Chicago Tribune’s Triblocal Charity of Choice contest! I was sooooo excited this weekend; I was scrolling … Read more ›

Leo Kirwan, chairman of the board of directors for the Evanston-based Over the Rainbow Association, sits in front of the association's Hill-Arboretum apartment complex in Evanston.
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Op-Ed: Increasing Disabled Housing While Decreasing State’s Debt

By Leo Kirwan When you hear Illinois state budget, what’s the first word that comes to mind? Over-extended? Disastrous? Crisis? What if our State could … Read more ›

Bees at work/The Morton Arboretum
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The grace of nature, at a hive near you

Most days, my family seeks solace at The Morton Arboretum. It’s also the summer home to three million bees and more. So, I thought I’d … Read more ›