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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 Peter McNitt of Winnetka attended the Youth Guidance Gala on Saturday, May 12.
From the community

Youth Guidance Raises Funds As It Celebrates 'Working on Womanhood' Program

Youth Guidance, Chicago’s longest-serving social service agency with a daily presence in Chicago Public Schools, raised nearly $300,000 at its annual benefit Saturday, May 14th. … Read more ›

Badminton expert James Wigglesworth Jr., with his masters men's doubles national championship trophy in 1978. (HANDOUT / March 27, 2012)

James Wigglesworth, known in the Chicago area as Mr. Badminton, dies at 88

James D. Wigglesworth Jr. was 10 when he picked up a badminton racquet for the first time and launched a shuttlecock. It was love at … Read more ›

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From the community

Exotic destinations, life-changing experiences

Farther Foundation is a charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences. Farther Foundation … 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 ›

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 ›

From the community

Adult CPR Class Offerd Through The Winnetka Park District

Would you know what to do if your spouse or a friend had a heart attack? In the case of cardiac arrest, “the number one … 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 ›

From L to R: Holly A. Idler, James L. Holland, Sun Y. Ha, Jan A. Lavine and Trudy L. Stanford
From the community

The Hadley School for the Blind Presents Annual Student Awards

On October 20, The Hadley School for the Blind presented awards to six students at the school’s Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees at … Read more ›