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Obituaries

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 ›

Youth Guidance board member John Raitt, his wife Michelle of Wilmette and LeeAnn Trotter (in back), NBC News Anchor and Master of Ceremonies attended the Youth Guidance Gala on Saturday, May 12. John serves as vice president of the Youth Guidance board of directors.
From the community

Raitt Receives Youth Guidance Outstanding Individual Service Award

Youth Guidance Board Vice President John Raitt and his wife Mary, of Wilmette, received the Outstanding Individual Service Award at the 2012 Youth Guidance annual … Read more ›

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Sheila Leonard, wife of radio personality Roy Leonard, dies

Sheila Leonard often played a role in her husband Roy’s long-running conversation with listeners during his 31 years at WGN-AM. “She went with me everywhere,” … Read more ›

Frances Coleman Powell, 1909–2012

Frances Coleman Powell traveled widely during her long life, bringing back fond memories of places that remain well off the beaten path. “When we talked … Read more ›

Farther Foundation students are attending college at a 100% rate
From the community

Increasing college enrollment in low-income communities

The employment situation is improving, but it is still tough to find a job, especially if you are a young person looking to get started … Read more ›

From the community

Center for Companies That Care holds Career Fair Wed. Feb. 15th

The Center for Companies that Care, a not-for-profit organization is looking for career reps for the AIM High Career Fair at Chicago Cultural Center on … 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 ›

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From the community

Life changing opportunties for students

How do we change the trajectory of high school students living in some of the most impoverished and isolated communities and set them on a … Read more ›

Petite Opera presents "Amahl and the Night Visitors" Dec 2-11, 2011 in Park Ridge, IL
From the community

Petite Opera presents "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and asks "Would you Like Even MORE Entertainment With That?"

Company provides full-scale opera AND featured artist show in one This December, Petite Opera is serving up a feast of entertainment. The professional opera company, … 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 ›