Every fall, Wendy Friedman gets dozens of calls from parents whose high school seniors need help starting the college application process.
The founder of CollegeBound, a college admissions counseling business, Friedman said she almost always has to turn business away since she only takes on 20 new clients per year.
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When a group of Deerfield High School students registered for a beginning art class, little did they know they would be paid professionals by the time they finished the course.
Thanks to one Wells Fargo vice president’s creative solution to a corporate need, the students’ work is now hanging in the lobby of three office buildings owned by the company at the Bannockburn Lakes Office Plaza in Bannockburn.
“It was pretty surprising,” sophomore Sara Kenward said. “It was a great way to see what it would be like in the art world.”
July 31 11:01 a.m. |
“Grief is a form of love,” says my friend Maureen “Mo” Ryan. Best known as the LaGrange Park-based television critic for HuffPost TV, Ryan has had a rough few years that she’s dubbed the “Parent Apocalypse.”
July 31 6:15 a.m. |
Robert K. Elder
Only five people have licenses to raise chickens in the village, but if a recent class at the Deerfield Public Library is any indication, that number is likely to grow.
More than 35 people showed up when chicken consultant Jennifer Murtoff conducted a class, “Chicken Keeping for City Folks,” Saturday, July 26, at the Deerfield Public Library to learn how to care for the birds.
Deerfield currently allows people to raise up to four hens for egg production only. Murtoff talked about raising chickens from baby chicks, how to feed them, collect the eggs, maximize their health and safety and how to determine which ones are roosters.
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July 29 4:29 p.m. |
When she was growing up, Karen Bronge-Pagano always liked hockey.
Still, it took a little time to get used to watching her daughter, Gina, grab a stick and skate around the ice.
“I was nervous, but she was good at it and enjoyed it,” said Bronge-Pagano, a Deerfield resident who grew to love watching her daughter play hockey.
The Teamsters Local 700, the union representing corrections officers and supervisors along with lieutenants and sergeants of the Lake County Sheriff’s Highway Patrol Division, has endorsed the sheriff’s opponent in the upcoming election.
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July 29 2:49 p.m. |
Documentary film "Sukkah City" will premiere in the Chicago area at the North Suburban Synagogue Beth El on September 7.
Officials from the Illinois Office of Tourism and Visit Lake County were at Great America on Monday, July 28, to unveil the county’s tourism-related revenue for 2013: $1.2 billion, up 1.6 percent from 2012.
July 28 1:44 p.m. |
Township High School District 113 plans to hire a single search firm to find a replacement for Superintendent George Fornero and fill its principal openings at Highland Park and Deerfield high schools.
Amid public calls to replace Fornero, the District 113 school board approved a retirement package July 21. The agreement keeps him in the post through next June and does not require the district to buy out the last two years of his five-year contract, which ran through 2017.