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At 94, Art Heinz Hits the Back Nine

By Dan Leonard, Assistant Golf ProfessionalWinnetka Golf Club We arranged to meet at the 10th tee on a sun-drenched Thursday afternoon. Just the day before, … Read more ›

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"God Bless You, Mrs. Koppelman"

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11) I sat down to write a letter to my favorite teacher. In a way, I could … Read more ›

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The Game of our Lives

by Tom Gullen, Superintendent of FacilitiesWinnetka Ice Arena, a facility of the Winnetka Park District Our story begins a few years back with my old … Read more ›

Momma Cuisine at WGN Midday News for the Lunchbreak segment.
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Momma Cuisine: Visiting WGN Midday News

Last Wednesday April 11, 2012, I was a guest on the WGN Midday News Lunchbreak segment with anchor Dina Biar, showcasing some of my Great … Read more ›

Back Talk: Talkin’ ’bout my generation

TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribuneā€™s weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, recently asked area high school students about … 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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SWANCC: Business as Usual

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) recently hired a new executive director just months after the former executive director was charged with … Read more ›

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Protecting taxpayers from abuse

Municipalities are struggling more than ever to provide the services needed to maintain safe, thriving communities in the wake of high unemployment rates, increased foreclosures … 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 Stateā€™s Debt

By Leo Kirwan When you hear Illinois state budget, whatā€™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. Itā€™s also the summer home to three million bees and more. So, I thought Iā€™d … Read more ›