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Enriching the community The College of Lake County gives back

The College of Lake County (CLC), an accredited college that offers a variety of transfer and career programs, has a long-standing tradition of giving back to its students and the community. One of the platforms for this service is The College of Lake County Foundation, …

Old-fashioned values, progressive treatment: Appell Dental Group

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Dr. Lester Appell didn’t always have big dreams of becoming a dentist, following in the storied steps of his father who was a dentist for over 50 years. Unlike his brothers, Dr. Stuart Appell and Dr. Joel Appell, whom were both on board at the …

Good for the client, good for business: The Fuller Force

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For more than a decade, Bryce Fuller has been assiduously helping families with their homes. He has seen the ups and downs of the housing market-braved the sunshine and storms-with his esteemed and mighty colleague at his side: his mother. Together, they make up The …

Community banks: some things should not be left behind

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Some things should be left in the past — bad perms, bell-bottom jeans, parachute pants. Then other things never go out of style: a great customer service experience, the kind of banking relationship where you’re treated like a person and not just an account number …

Desmond is Century 21 Affiliated Maki’s top agent for 37 years

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One would think the most successful real estate agent is a slick, fast-paced, super-charged person under a lot of pressure to prove himself, sale after sale. This is not the case with Larry Desmond, the No. 1 agent at Waukegan’s Century 21 Affiliated Maki. He …

Aspiring authors, writing students, reading enthusiasts — listen up!

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Emily Belden, author of newly released “Eightysixed,” has revealed her writing-and-publishing hand and she has progressive ideas for prospective authors that have a story brewing inside of them. Putting pen to paper is difficult for most people at the start and navigating the publishing process …

Physics major teaches teammates the science of running

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Lewis University junior Alessandro Mazza majors in physics and chemistry and uses his scientific knowledge to teach adults, as well as teammates on the Romeoville school’s track team, how to run more efficiently.

Where everybody knows your name: An alternative to big banks

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In recent decades, many banks have either closed or been replaced by with large national chains. That's not the case with Wintrust Community Bank. From the date of its founding in 1991, Wintrust has based its service on the belief that consumers need a true local bank, where tellers know their customers by name and bankers care about local business and invest in the community.

Green Exchange devoted to advancing sustainable marketplace

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The Green Exchange, a retail and office space in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago devoted to green business, has passed the one-year mark of being open. Today, it’s a place where businesses can live green and prosper.

Goodwill resale shops help people in need reach full potential

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Goodwill Industries does a lot more than sell used clothing at discount prices. The agency also provides job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges — all at no cost to the client. Here’s how the agency is helping people in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Health care volunteers fulfilling a vital role in patient care, advocacy

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The demand for services from nonprofit health care agencies is growing. Volunteers at these organizations are fulfilling a vital role in patient care and advocacy.

Nurses transform health care from the front lines

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In the next seven years, the nursing profession is going to need another 700,000 nurses. For those interested in pursuing a career in the fast-paced, dynamic field of nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers a three-year BSN degree program that enables students to earn their degree in as few as three years of year-round study, instead of the typical four years with summers off, allowing graduates to launch a career in nursing before their peers in traditional four-year programs. Chamberlain is currently accepting applications for courses beginning July 7.

Larry Desmond's secret to top home sales: Stay low key and work really hard

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One would think the most successful real estate agent is a slick, fast-paced, super-charged person under a lot of pressure to prove himself, sale after sale. This is not the case with Larry Desmond, the No. 1 agent at Waukegan’s Century 21 Maki United. He is low key, laidback and never uses high-pressure sales tactics.

Better image technology means better patient treatment

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Advanced Family Dental has added the latest imaging technology at its Crest Hill office, providing better service and comfort to patients.

Kagan & Company: How to wisely turn your valuables in for cash

The staff members at Kagan & Company in Northbrook serve as trusted advisors while buying and brokering valuables and collectibles. They handle sterling silver flatware and tea sets, luxury watches, gold, jewelry, coins and other items. They are happy to provide you a free evaluation at their office or in the comfort of your home. There’s no need to bring that heavy flatware set to them.

Wide set of options at Catholic Cemeteries

Catholic Cemeteries - Archdiocese of Chicago offers a wide selection of burial options including above- and below-ground choices, as well as various payment plans.

2013 walks aim to ‘end lupus now’

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Each year, thousands of people across the country join forces with the Lupus Foundation of America and walk with one unified purpose — to end lupus, a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. Communities in northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana are currently gearing up for this year’s fundraising efforts to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer from the disease. Six area walks are scheduled: May 18 in Crown Point, Ind., and Olympia Fields, May 18 in Vernon Hills, July 13 in Bartlett, Aug. 10

Advocate Health Care joins colorectal cancer screening initiative

Advocate Health Care is among several new Illinois health care providers that have joined the American Cancer Society’s statewide colorectal cancer screening initiative. Launched last summer, the multi-year program aims to raise awareness about colorectal health and to screen a significant number of the more than 800,000 people in Illinois who meet eligibility criteria but haven’t been screened, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

Green Exchange devoted to advancing sustainable marketplace

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The Green Exchange, a retail and office space in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago devoted to green business, has passed the one-year mark of being open. Today, it’s a place where businesses can live green and prosper.

Where there’s a Goodwill, there’s a way

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Goodwill Industries, which unknown to many people, does a lot more than sell used clothing at discount prices. The agency also provides job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges — all at no cost to the client. Here’s how the agency is helping people in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

When you   need a friend

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The demand for services from nonprofit health care agencies is growing. Volunteers at these organizations are fulfilling a vital role in patient care and advocacy.