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Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois
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Miss Illinois Appearances throughout the State

Schedule Miss Illinois for your next ribbon cutting ceremony, luncheon, anniversary celebration or special event. Have her perform/dance at your school. (Marley floor or other … Read more ›

Poker Tales Book Cover
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"Poker Tales" Launches at Chestnut Court Book Stall

"Poker Tales" by William E. Heise (Jackson Graham LLC, paperback $14.95) will have its bookstore debut this week at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, … Read more ›

Facebook Vice President of Product Chris Cox drew praise for his performance in a slick company video on the IPO. (Kimihiro Hoshino, AFP/Getty Images / September 22, 2011)

Facebook’s more likable face

Chris Cox spent his teenage years in Winnetka during the mid-1990s like so many other computer geeks: dialed into Internet chat rooms. These days, the … Read more ›

Chris Downey
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Koenig & Strey Real Living Announce Winnetka Sales and Listing Leaders

May 2012 – Mary Ellen Tainer, Managing Broker of Koenig & Strey Real Living’s Winnetka Office, has announced the Sales and Listing Leaders for the … Read more ›

Julia Bikbova adjusts the uniform of Stepan Borozinets, a highly decorated Russian air force pilot during World War II, at the Skokie library on May 8. The Russian veterans were celebrating on the eve of "Victory Day," May 9, the date many Russians celebrate the end of the war and the defeat of the Nazis. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune.)

Former Soviet vets of World War II want to reconnect with their American allies

Like many military veterans, Stepan Borozinets can tell hair-raising stories of combat. Borozinets, 89, a highly decorated pilot in the Soviet air force during World … Read more ›

Jerry Markbreit shows his autographed football from Super Bowl XXIX—the last of four Super Bowls he refereed—to Alden Estates of Skokie Administrator Lindsay McKenzie. The legendary NFL referee recently spent 16 days at the rehabilitation center following hip replacement surgery.
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Legendary NFL Ref Back in the Game

Think officiating at the Super Bowl would be a bit more daunting than having a routine orthopedic procedure? Just ask legendary National Football League (NFL) … Read more ›

Layne Whitted, Allowance for Good Youth Intern
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New Trier Student-Philanthropists Use Music to Inspire

Layne Whitted, a senior at New Trier High School, understands something not all her peers have grasped: Philanthropy is not bound by age. Led to … Read more ›

Sen. Mark Kirk released from rehabilitation center

Sen. Mark Kirk has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he had been recovering from a stroke, according to a statement from … Read more ›

The first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk was released Tuesday, three months after the Illinois Republican suffered a stroke. (Handout) (Office of Sen. Mark Kirk / April 24, 2012)

First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released

More than three months after he suffered a large stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk was shown in a photo released today by the Rehabilitation Institute of … Read more ›

Joe Nash2
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Koenig & Strey Announces Sales and Listing Leaders for Winnetka Office

April 2012 – Mary Ellen Tainer, Vice President and Managing Broker of Koenig & Strey Real Living’s Winnetka Office, has announced the Sales and Listing … Read more ›