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2014 COMMUNITY GUIDE Information was compiled by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and published by Sun-Times Media in Chicago, IL, on May 29, 2014 Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Editor | Gail Haller VP Integrated Media, Sun Times Media | Jill McDermott Custom Community Publishing Manager | Terry Luc Advertising Sales Manager | Mike Harvel Account Executive | Ron Mandik Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this book. The Publishers cannot guarantee the correctness of all the information available to them and assume no liability arising from error or omission. Comments concerning this book should be sent to: Park Ridge Community Guide, 720 Garden Street, Park Ridge, IL 60068 and/or Sun-Times Media, 350 N. Orleans St., 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60654. Copyright© 2014 Sun-Times Media and Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved. Reproducing any part of this book by photocopying, by electronic storage and retrieval or by any other means is prohibited. PLEASE NOTE: The zip code for Park Ridge is 60068. Look for Park Ridge Community information online at: A copy of this 2014 Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Community Guide is available at: is also available at


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In 2014, the Park Ridge Park District celebrates its 100th anniversary. Times have changed, but the mission of the Park District remains the same; to provide the community with the highest quality recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities; and to preserve the land we own for generations to come. Throughout the year, we have planned many events and programs for the community to enjoy. We invite you to join us and celebrate!




hen my wife and I moved to Park Ridge five years ago, we knew it was the place we wanted to raise our family. With phenomenal schools, an active Park District, and a committed local business community, choosing Park Ridge was easy. This Community Guide, which the Chamber has been printing for decades, was one of our early resources for tapping in to Park Ridge. As a business owner, joining the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce was a great way to get involved with networking and community service events. This Chamber is committed to the success of all local businesses, but also to the unique character of Park Ridge. This year we will be hosting electronics recycling days, classic car shows, and various shopping/dining events for the entire community. Our Community Star Awards and Scholarship programs are bigger than ever, and we continue to work closely with other local organizations and government. I trust you’ll find this Community Guide as useful as we have to learn more about what makes Park Ridge “a great place to live and work.” And if there’s anything that the Chamber of Commerce can do to help, don’t hesitate to let us know. Joshua Nichols, President Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Unbound Technology


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OUR VISION The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting and fostering the business and economic climate to enhance the quality of life in our community. Please email info@ for more information about the Chamber.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital: 847.723.2210 All on the Road Catering & Bakery: 847.518.8958 Athletico Physical Therapy: 847.292.4710 Buona Companies Beyond Events: 708.749.2333 x232 Charles Schwab: 847.653.0914 D’Agostino’s Pizza & Pub: 847.518.8700 Dental Specialists of Niles: 847.685.6686 E.J. Coyne & Company Inc: 847.692.9077 Home Comfort: 847.824.4336 Houlihan’s Restaurant: 847.692.6205


Havrylyan, Ivan - Personal Financial Strategies Inc.: 847.268.3670 Ext. 104 Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, Hilary Sopata: North Shore Motor Works: 847.647.8717 Presence Health Care: 877.737.INFO (4636) Saturn Title, LLC: 847.696.1000 The Capital Grille: 847.671.8125 Village Bank & Trust: 847.870.6007 Vive! Therapeutic Massage: 847.637.0002 Whole Foods Market You can be here!




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PARK RIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICERS Joshua Nichols, President, Unbound Technology Joshua, who moved to Park Ridge with his family in 2009, is the owner of Unbound Technology, LLC. He started the company in 2006 in Washington, DC, to provide high level IT leadership and reliable infrastructure to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and growing businesses. Joe Campagna, Immediate Past President, Grant Merchant Services Joe grew up in Park Ridge and took over his family’s business eight years ago. He works with a variety of clients from retail to corporate, providing cost-effective credit card processing solutions from websites, POS systems to smart phone technology. His previous professional experience is in restaurants, marketing, finance and management. Jo Ann Flynn, President-Elect, Village Bank & Trust A lifelong banker, Jo Ann has been a member of the Park Ridge Chamber since 2004. She is a recipient of the President’s Award given annually by the chamber’s president, and returns to the Board for a second term. She is the manager of Village Bank and Trust’s Park Ridge office, where she and her staff deliver exceptional customer service in the spirit of a true community bank. Jo Ann has served on the Mayor’s Economic Development Task Force, is a member of the Park Ridge Garden Club and the Kalo Foundation, and supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk for Park Ridge. Anna Wasyliw, Treasurer, BMO Harris Bank After graduating from Northeastern University with a major in Economics, Anna has spent the last 30 years in the financial industry. She and her family are Park Ridge residents for more than 16 years. Anna spends her time supporting the Park Ridge community and its organizations including the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, The Center of Concern, and the Maine Center. Gail Haller, Secretary, Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Gail, a Park Ridge resident since 1991, came to the Chamber in April 2008. She has her MBA in Entrepreneurship from DePaul and her MA in Security Management from Webster. Gail served as a USAF Captain and worked on the Space Shuttle Program.

DIRECTORS Paula Meyer Besler, Director, Advocate Lutheran General and Advocate Children’s Hospital Paula Besler is the Director, Community and Health Relations at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is responsible for assessing community health needs, developing programs to address these needs, and reporting these assessments and programs to the state and federal government. She also partners with community leaders and organizations to further extend the hospital’s mission to the community. Paula joined Advocate Lutheran General in 2011 after practicing as a medical defense attorney for 22 years.



2014 Board of Directors (front row r to l): Joshua Nichols, president, Unbound Technology; Joe Campagna., immediate past president, Grant Merchant Services; Jo Ann Flynn (purple dress), president-elect, Village Bank & Trust; Gail Haller, secretary, Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. (second row): Sheila Duda, director, TeaLula, LLC; Curtis Edlund (striped suit), director, Larsen and Edlund; Matt Coyne, director, E.J. Coyne & Company, Inc. (third row): Eric Nelson (blue shirt), director, Nelson Automotive, Inc.; Paula Besler, director, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital; Mary Wynn Ryan, director, Winning Ways Marketing. (top row); Linda Hills (black dress), director, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; Marko Ratic, director, North Shore Auto Works; and Susan Scatchell, A-Abiding CARE. Not pictured: Anna Wasyliw, treasurer, BMO Harris Bank; Ross Rubino, director, Rubino Dentistry

Matt Coyne, Director, E.J. Coyne & Company Matt and his brother Ed are second-generation owners of Coyne & Company, an independent insurance agency. Coyne & Company has been serving the insurance needs of businesses and individuals since 1953, and has been located in Park Ridge since 1983. They focus on providing best-inclass home, auto, business and life insurance to clients in Park Ridge and surrounding areas. Matt moved to Park Ridge with his wife in 1991. They have two children in college. He is a member and past president of the Park Ridge Lions Club and serves as a director on Avenues to Independence’s board of directors. Sheila Duda, Director, TeaLula, LLC Sheila opened TeaLula, a tea lover’s urban oasis in Park Ridge, in 2008. A certified tea specialist, she offers more than 150 varieties of the finest loose leaf teas, and can be found most days sharing her knowledge and passion of tea at her tasting bar. Sheila credits the Chamber for opportunities to grow her business and become more involved in the community.

Curtis Edlund, Director, Larsen and Edlund Curtis is a partner in the law firm of Larsen & Edlund, in Park Ridge. He received his law degree with honors from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and has practiced since 1977. For more information, please visit Curt’s Web site at www. Linda Hills, Director, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Linda loves making delicious traditional treats from scratch, like fudge and caramel apples. She enjoys creating good quality chocolates for special events, like weddings, birthdays and holidays. Living here for 25 years, she is encouraged that Park Ridge residents and businesses shop locally. Eric Nelson, Director, Nelson Automotive, Inc. Eric Nelson was born and raised in Park Ridge. He graduated from MSHS and then Northwood University with an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, as well as the Arthur E. Turner Award (the top award presented to a graduate). Eric founded his car dealership, Nelson Automotive Inc., which has continued to grow since its inception. Located in Mount Prospect, it is known for its high quality cars, repairs, and excellent customer service. Dr. Ross Rubino, Director, Rubino Dentistry Dr. Rubino is a lifelong resident of Park Ridge, and has always been committed to our town. He has been practicing dentistry in Park Ridge for 36 years and is a Chamber Board member for the second time. He has been active in the community with his wife and five children in school and sports activities. Dr. Rubino is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, President of the UIC College of Dentistry Alumni Association, and will start teaching there over the next two years. His wife, Terri, is a dental hygienist and his youngest daughter hopes to become a dentist. Marko Ratic, Director, North Shore Motor Works Marko Ratic is a partner in North Shore Motor Works, an automotive service facility that boasts a pickup/drop-off service. Marko graduated from Loyola University Chicago with his degree in business management human resources. He was also a member of Loyola’s division one volleyball team. Mary Wynn Ryan, Director, Winning Ways Marketing Mary Wynn Ryan is principal of Winning Ways Marketing, and is an award-winning editorial and advertising writer and creative director. Her firm provides marketing communications and print/ electronic custom publications for companies and service organizations of all sizes. She has served as a marketing and creative executive for a major design center, a multiassociation management company and a boutique ad agency. She is a lifelong resident of Park Ridge.

Susan Scatchell, Director, A-Abiding CARE, Inc. Susan is the Marketing/Community Liaison for A-Abiding Care. Her goal is to communicate the benefits of home care/ caregivers to families who wish to age in place, or need assistance recovering at home following a hospitalization or rehab. She often speaks to various groups and organizations about A-Abiding Care’s services and best practices. Susan has been with A-Abiding Care for more than 11 years and is a Park Ridge resident for 30 years. Her extracurricular activities include Secretary For the Men & Women’s Association at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and the Park Ridge Citizen’s Patrol. Susan was a Community Star in 2011 for launching the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Health Care Forum.

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PARK RIDGE COMMUNITY STARS The Park Ridge Chamber’s “Night of Stars” Dinner-Dance annually recognizes outstanding members of the Park Ridge community as “Community Stars.” Dick Barton, Barton Marketing Group If there’s a job to be done, Dick Barton doesn’t just point it out, he does something about it. Most recently, he was an integral member of the Our Parks Legacy Committee helping to pass a referendum to purchase more than 11 acres of open space and preserve it for future generations as a new multi-use park. He also served on the Park Board for four years, including one year as President when he initiated and passed the Park Speed Zones which reduced traffic speeds around parks. He also established the Environmental Task Force for the Park District. Along with then Chamber President Don Sebastian Jr., he helped establish the first electronic recycling event in 2008, now an annual event. He also helped initiate the effort to Save Iannelli Studios, chairing the first committee meeting when the outcome seemed doomed by a developer’s contract on the property. His brainchild — Historic Tours of Park Ridge — helped raise some of the money that allowed the Kalo Foundation to purchase Iannelli Studios in 2011. Ralph Cincinelli, Police Chief’s Advisory Task Board As a resident of Park Ridge for almost 40 years, Ralph Cincinelli felt it was time to give back to the community in 2010 when Mayor David Schmidt appointed him to the Chief’s Advisory Task Force. Previously a member of the Appearance Commission, when the Mayor asked the Task Force to look at cost efficient solutions for the police facility, Ralph took the lead using his expertise as a registered architect. Spending countless hours studying the police facility and its operations, he reviewed old diagrams and plans, crawled through spaces and spoke with department members and city staff. The result was “Cost Effective Strategies to Address Risk Factors at the Police Facility,” a document which explained a three-phase process to make improvements to the more serious issues confronting the police facility. Phase I was embraced by the City Council. When construction began on Phase I, Ralph served as the informal “Project Manager,” keeping the project on course.


(counterclockwise l to r): Richard and Dorothy DuSold PRCO/Friends of the Library; Joseph Bredemann, Lifetime Achievement Award; Peter Ryan, Troop 50, BSA; Dick Barton, Barton Marketing Group; Sheri Roche, Park Ridge Community Fund; Micheal Deverman, Maine South High School; Adai Karuthalackal, Maine East High School; Sonia Dziedzic, Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council; and Ralph Cincinelli, Police Chief’s Advisory Task Board

Michael Deverman, Maine South High School Whether it’s environmental restoration, working with homeless kids and senior citizens with Alzheimer’s disease, or teen ministry, Michael Deverman is a solid and engaged citizen who gives back to his community. A member of the Maine South National Honor Society and Vice President of the senior class, Michael is a yearbook photographer, Hawk Pride Facilitator, a member of V-Show Trunk, who also ran track and cross country. Michael hopes to become a landscape architect and combined his interest in the environment and design creating a Wildlife/ Butterfly Garden as part of his Boy Scout Eagle Leadership Service Project. He has done volunteer work in Costa Rica and rebuilt homes in tornadodevastated Joplin, MO. Through his community service project, SEE (Sustainable Environmentally-


Friendly Effort) the Future, he plans to continue to create native gardens for places such as nursing homes. As a senior gift, he envisions creating a native plant/wildlife garden at Maine South to honor its 50th anniversary. Richard & Dorothy DuSold, PRCO/Friends of the Library Since the days when they were the backbone of the production staff coordinating all the scenery and props and costuming Oakton Rink Ice Shows, Dick and Dorothy Dusold have been adding to ambiance that is Park Ridge in countless ways. Currently serving as Co-Presidents of the Friends of the Library where they have volunteered for almost 40 years, they have organized wonderful book sales that are held twice a year and so much SEE STARS, PAGE 9



more to help support our Library. Retiring after 18 years of dedicated service to the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra (PRCO) Dick and Dorothy have worked on everything from stage management to setting chairs and music stands, to hauling lights and equipment. Going the extra mile for each PRCO member, they set up tables for instruments and snacks, built coat racks for winter shows, cleaned out the dressing rooms and managing the electric, lighting and sound for the concerts and performed countless other tasks quietly and without fanfare. Sonia Dziedzic, Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council A dynamo of a women, Sonia Dziedzic is the perfect example of the old adage, “Ask a busy woman to do soething and you will get it done.” A member of the Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council for many years, she has led the way as point person for writing, overseeing, and facilitating art grant money that has helped school-age children and their teachers, as well as individual artists in Park Ridge. These grants have also funded summer scholarships and encouraged collaboration among various art groups in Park Ridge. A Girl Scout leader, she is Curriculum Specialist for Visual Arts and the Maine South Color Guard Coach. She also serves on the Board of Brickton Gallery and Art Center and is a Professional Growth Technology Class Instructor. Her personal penchant for art and all its ramifications in the community as well as her presence as a qualified staff member from District 64 on the Cultural Arts Council Board help ensure that Park Ridge will continue to be known as a town that loves the arts. Adai Karuthalackal, Maine East High School Whether he’s promoting the charity basketball game to raise funds for Lutheran General Hospital,

or on the volleyball court leading his team, Adai Karuthalackal sets the standard as an exemplary scholar athlete carrying a current GPA of 4.27. He helped students struggling with depression through a program he designed in cooperation with Erika’s Lighthouse, a local organization that educates about depression. While most students who tutor before or after school are paid, Adai volunteered every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. to help other students out of the goodness of his heart. On the weeklong Lyceum service trip to southern Indiana this past summer, Adai stood out as always the first one in and the last one out, never complaining and with a smile on his face, even through some of the work was difficult and dirty. He also volunteers at his church where he has served in soup kitchens, prepared meal packs for Haitian children, raised funds to assist with Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. Sheri Roche, Park Ridge Community Fund Sheri is a person who every organization would love to have on their board. A retired special education teacher for Park Ridge-Niles District 64, she has participated in every event that the Park Ridge Community Fund has hosted, chairing many of them. She not only donates her time to the community, she regularly provides gifts and donations for the various raffles we have throughout the year. Sheri is a great idea person who always follows through on her thoughts. She is also well known as a ‘people person’ who works great with others and can deal with any situation. Chaired and coordinated by Sheri, the Harry O’Brien Community Run has grown larger every year and would not happen if not for her efforts and passion. Peter Ryan Troop 50, BSA A strong presence in the Northwest Suburban Council leadership of Boy Scouts of America, Peter Ryan is currently serving as Blackhawk District

Chairman. He also still serves as an assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 50. He has also been active in Park Ridge Soccer and was elected Commissioner/CEO of PR Soccer, As a member of that board, he was instrumental in the $350,000 donation PR Soccer made to improve the Emerson School soccer fields. In the ‘90s, Pete served on the Finance Committee appointed by board of School District 64. From 2005 to 2009, Pete served as an elected Trustee of Maine Township and actively helped with service programs including Maine Township Food Pantry fundraising. He is currently serving his fourth term on the Park Ridge Community Health Commission. Pete is a trained member of CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team) and NIMS (National Incident Management System), all now under FEMA. As a volunteer, he teaches Emergency Preparedness to help residents cope with disasters. Pete has also volunteered with National Night Out, Crop Walk among many of local service events both public and private. Joseph Bredemann, Lifetime Achievement Award Founder of the Rotary Club of Park Ridge more than 50 years ago, Joseph Bredemann Sr. continues his membership as he has passed his legacy of community service on to his children and grandchildren. The Bredemann family and their auto dealerships have had an immeasurable impact on Park Ridge over the decades serving as role models of business leadership in our community. Joseph has been a lead sponsor for the Taste of Park Ridge for many years, most recently being the headline sponsor for the main stage. Supporting many organizations in this community, including Lutheran General Hospital and Rainbow Hospice, each year he quietly underwrites the costs for the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce to host a Sunday Supper. Sadly, Joseph passed away shortly after the dinner.

OUR MISSION The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Mission is to provide leadership and support to its business, professional and community organizations.

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COMMUNITY PROFILE Population: 37,480 (2010 Census) Area: 7.1 Square Miles Housing: 15,030 Households (2010 Census) Average House Sales Price 1/08 to 6/09: $489,734 Source: Chicago Magazine Median Household Income: $112,049 (Estimated - Park Ridge City Budget 2010-11)

Famous Citizens Clara Barck Welles, Founder of the Kalo Arts & Crafts Community Kalo Silver Hillarys birthplace Rodham Clinton, former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Frederic Goudy, Invented 120 typefaces Grant Wood, Artist Eugene Kupjack, Miniaturist Alfonso Iannelli, Sculptor, Artist & Designer (former studio: NW Hwy. and Elm)

Governor’s Home Town Awards 2012 The Kalo Foundation 2001 Brickton Art Center 1998 Park Ridge Civic Orchestra 1997 Park Ridge Center of Concern 1992 Park Ridge Economic Development Corporation

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Famous Landmarks

Clute Studio, 720 Garden Hannah Greenebaum Solomon Cottage at the Park Ridge Youth Campus, 721 N. Prospect Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, 255 N. Northwest Hwy. Pickwick Theater, 5 S. Prospect


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Park District

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Emergency (24 hour) ..................................911 Harrison Ford, Karen Black, John Pankow and Carrie Snodgrass; Actors Steve Goodman, Jim & John Pankow, and Rob Kleiner; Musicians Tom Hoff, ‘08 Olympic Gold Medalist, Men’s Volleyball David Santee, Olympic Skater Michael Hainey, author George Brant, playwright

Environmental Health ..........................................................847-318-5281 Forestry (Tree Care) ..........................................................847-318-5231 Garbage Pickup (Arc Disposal) ..........................................................847-981-0091

General Contacts Animal Problems.........................847-318-5281 Birth Certificates .........................866-252-8974 Chamber of Commerce .............847-825-3121 City Hall .........................................847-318-5200 ....................................................Fax 847-318-5300 Cook County Tax Assessor .......847-470-7237 Department of Motor Vehicles 5401 N. Elston Ave., Chicago...........312-793-1010 Economic Development ............847-318-5296 School Dist. #64 ..........................................................847-318-4300


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Park Ridge Community Network (Includes info about government, community organizations, schools, churches, sports, businesses, restaurants, health facilities and more)

Post Office.....................................847-825-1111 Public Library...............................847-825-3123 Public Works Administration ..847-318-5227 Recycling ......................................847-318-5240 Social Security NW Chicago Office ...........................800-772-1213 TDD & Voice .................................847-318-5252 Vehicle Stickers..........................847-318-5218 Voter Information/Registration ..........................................................847-318-5464 Water Billing ................................847-318-5223

PARK RIDGE FIRE Emergency 911 Non-Emergency 847-318-5252 Fire Administration 847-318-5283


he Park Ridge Fire Department consists of 48 professional sworn fire fighters, more than 90 percent who are cross-trained and certified as Emergency Medical Technician Paramedics. Cross-training personnel to serve as firefighters and paramedics offers the effective and efficient provision of fire suppression and emergency medical service at a reduced cost to the citizens of Park Ridge. The fire department responds from two strategically located stations to more than 4,000 incidents each year, with an average response time of less than six minutes. Each station is equipped with one ambulance (MICU), as well as one paramedic-equipped fire engine or truck. We are available for tours on weekdays during normal business hours. The fire department also installs car seats and offers CPR classes. For further information on the Park Ridge Fire Department’s programs, contact the Public Education Hotline at 847-318-5313 or visit our web site above. For information related to fire inspections, new construction, or plan review, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847-318-5286.

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he Park Ridge Police department is committed to a policing philosophy that builds community partnerships, fosters collaboration, and solves problems. The department embodies this philosophy under the title PACT – Police and Community Together. The Park Ridge Police Department consists of 54 full-time sworn officers and 22 civilian employees, which are divided into two divisions, the Administration Division and the Field Division. The members of the Police Department are dedicated professionals who provide exceptional service to the citizens of Park Ridge. We are committed to providing responsive and professional police service and to maintaining the safest possible environment to preserve Park Ridge’s status as a safe place to live and work. The department provides many services to the community beyond the traditional law enforcement activities. Some of our community initiatives included: Coffee with a Cop, C.E.R.T., Chief’s Round Table, Citizens Patrol, Citizens Police


A Park Ridge Daisy Troup stops for a picture with Officer Tracy and Officer Abbinante after a tour of the Park Ridge Police Department.

Academy, Parent Patrol, Peer Jury, Police Chaplains Association, Police Explorers, Senior Breakfast and many other initiatives to engage businesses and the community. In October 2012, the Park Ridge Police Department achieved accreditation status from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP). Park Ridge is the 12th agency in Illinois to receive this prestigious award. This award demonstrates the Department’s commitment to


working towards upholding the best practices established for law enforcement. In addition, for the second year in a row, Park Ridge has been identified by a research firm, as one of the nation’s 100 safest towns based on the number of property crimes and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Park Ridge is ranked 75th in the Top Safest Communities in the nation. For information or questions on how you can make your community safe, contact the Park Ridge Police Department at 847-318-5252.


Commonwealth Edison Company provides electric service to Park Ridge and surrounding areas. For service information, call 1-800-334-7661.


City-owned distribution lines deliver Lake Michigan water (purchased from the City of Chicago) to Park Ridge residents. Meters are read by the residents and billed every two months.

Streets & Alleys

City streets and alleys are maintained by the Public Works Department. Streets are cleaned and swept at regular intervals during the spring, summer and fall. Snow is removed in winter according to a continually updated snow removal plan that calls for all streets to be cleared within 24 hours after snowfall.

Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste

Licenses & Permits

Residential refuse, recycling and yard waste are collected weekly by city contractors according to a schedule. Branches and twigs under 3 in diameter and 5’ in length may be placed in paper yard waste bags or bundled together for collection. Residents should contact a tree service company or landscaper to dispose of larger branches. Homeowners must call Arc Disposal at 847-9810091 to arrange for a special pickup for the collection of construction materials (more than 1 cubic yard) or to dispose of any white goods (refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, air conditioners, etc.), automobile tires and truck tires. There is a charge for this service. * Due to changes in Illinois’ electronics recycling law, residents can no longer place any electronic products in their refuse or recycling for disposal.

To help preserve the pleasant surroundings, no dogs or cats are permitted to run loose in the city. They must be on a leash or fenced in. Owners are required by law to clean up after their pets. A license fee of $10 per year per dog or cat is required and may be paid at City Hall. Vehicle license fees are required yearly for all automobiles and motorcycles. The current license fee for a passenger vehicle is $45. A late fee of $15 is imposed if paid after June 15. The late fee is increased to $35 if paid after Sept 15. There are no bicycle license fees. By ordinance, bicycles may not be ridden on the sidewalks in downtown Park Ridge. Any bicycle used at night must be equipped with a headlight and a reflector. All license fees may be paid at City Hall. City Hall is located at 505 Butler Place, across from Hodges Park in the Uptown area. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. City Hall is closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. For complete information, visit the Web site at


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Fourth Ward Alderman

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First Ward Alderman

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Third Ward Alderman

Nicholas Milissis 1921 Birch 847-877-0983

Fifth Ward Alderman

Daniel J. Knight 316 S. Fairview Ave. 847-830-4819

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Seventh Ward Alderman

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Community Preservation & Development Director James Testin 847-318-5296

Finance Manager Kent Oliven 847-318-5216

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Human Resources Manager Michael Suppan 847-318-5202

Information Technology Director Diane Nelson 847-318-5221

Library Director Janet Van De Carr 847-720-3203

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Trish Goddard

Mike Lohens

Terri Tillinghast

Rob Lohens

Bryan Mercado

Cher Dyle

Ken Welter

Heather Welter

Keith Reboletti

In Park Ridge, Nobody Sells More Homes than

Danny McGovern

Luca Lollino

Dotti Ellis

Ken Guzzetta

John Schmalbach

Joe Guzzetta

Ewa Kalembasa

Tim Guzzetta

Chuck Vanella

Derrick Czapla

Downes Team (John & Mary Jo)

Madeline Heller


18.4% 17.5%



14% 12% 10%

January 1 - December 31, 2013

8% 7.0%





2% 0% (222) Re/Max

(211) Coldwell Banker

(194) Century 21

(85) Real Living

(84) Keller Williams

(51) Baird & Warner

This chart shows either listings “sold”, sales made or total units closed on attached and detached residential listings of all office locations and independent offices of each multi-office or franchise organization identified for the geographic area and time period indicated, according to data by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC (MRED). This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by MRED. MRED does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by MRED may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. This graph lists up to the top six competitors in the market indicated. ©2014 RE/MAX Northern Illinois. Each RE/MAX® office is independently owned and operated. Ties through and in sixth place may not display all competitors due to space constraints.

properties northwest 37 S. Propect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068



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01 1st Eagle Mortgage (847) 338-2013 Park Ridge, IL 60068

A A Sterling Design, Photographic Artists (847) 698-6383 a.k.a. Candles Inc. (847) 302-2139 147 1/2 S Vine Ave!Park Ridge, IL 60068 A-Abiding CARE Inc. (847) 698-1400 233 N. Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068 Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers Physical Therapy (847) 268-0800 320 North Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068 Ace Hardware Park Ridge Inc. (847) 823-3188 700 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068 Active Health, Ltd (847) 739-3120 1550 N. Northwest Hwy, Suite 206!Park Ridge, IL 60068 Ad Images, Inc. (847) 956-1887 2258 Landmeier Road, Ste F Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 ADVANCED Physical Therapy & Health Svcs. (847) 268-0280 444 N. Northwest Hwy., #202 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Advanced Practice Care Consultants (847) 420-5100 1000 Greendale, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital (847) 723-2210 1775 Dempster Park Ridge, IL 60068

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (847) 655-1104 222 S. Prospect Park Ridge, IL 60068

Aele Law Enforcement Legal Center (800) 763-2802 841 W. Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068

American Cancer Society (312) 279-7265 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1210 Chicago, IL 60601

Affordable INTERIORS by Deborah (312) 909-1255 322 Wisner St Park Ridge, IL 60068

American Quality Construction, Inc. (773) 763-0800 6672 N. Northwest Highway Chicago, IL 60631

Affresco Restaurant (847) 292-0233 11 N. Northwest Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068, Inc. (847) 699-0300 2600 S. River Road Des Plaines, IL 60018

Albar Products (847) 825-7547 112 Higgins Rd. Park Ridge, IL 60068

AMT Photos, Inc. (773) 870-2652 5223 W. Dakin Chicago, IL 60641

All on the Road Catering & Bakery (847) 518-8958 114 Main Stree Park Ridge, IL 60068 AllCity Cleaning & Maintenance Services (773) 295-5993 3216 N. Oriole Ave Chicago, IL 60634 Allegro Music Center, Inc. (847) 692-6021 800 W. Devon Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Allstate Insurance Co. - Gentile Group (847) 384-9050 1 N. Northwest Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068 AlphaGraphics (847) 698-2775 642 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068

Anthony Valentino Salon & Day Spa (847) 318-5577 24 Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068 Applauze Catering (847) 825-8483 10 N. Summit Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 Athans and Associates (847) 823-4444 32 Main StSuite D Park Ridge, IL 60068 Athletico Physical Therapy (847) 292-4710 800 Devon Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 Austriaco & Associates, Ltd. (312) 288-8285 105 W. Adams, Suite 3550 Chicago, IL 60603

Autumn Tree Care Experts, Inc. (847) 729-1963 3520 Commercial Ave Northbrook, IL 60062 Avenues to Independence (847) 292-0870 x122 515 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

B barrett-TECH (847) 823-1830 520 Stewart Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 Barton Marketing Group (847) 698-5069 1718 Oakton Park Ridge, IL 60068 Bellas & Wachowski, Attorneys (847) 823-9030 15 N. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Belle + Beau (847) 571-7167 40 N. Northwest Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068 Berner, Marci - Hibu (312) 593-7410 4 Westbrook Corp. Center Suite 420 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Best Version Media (847) 630-4853 1625 W. Estes Avenue #5 Chicago, IL 60626 Bethany Terrace 847-965-8100 ext. 256 8425 N. Waukegan Rd Morton Grove, IL 60053 Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois (312) 832-0500 330 North Wabash AvenueSuite 2006 Chicago, IL 60611-7621





CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Beyond Compare Virtual Assistants (847) 298-4069 BMO Harris Bank (847) 692-6772 615 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Boyce Family Eye Care, Ltd. (847) 518-0303 528 Devon Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Bredemann Chevrolet and Toyota (847) 698-1234 1401 W. Dempster Street Park Ridge, IL 60068 Brickton Gallery & Art Center (847) 823-6611 306 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

Brickton Montessori School (773) 714-0646 8622 W. Catalpa Chicago, IL 60656

Calomino, CFP, Susan, Certified Financial Planner (TM) Practitioner (773) 867-3625 8755 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60631

Buona Companies Beyond Events Catering (708) 749-2333 x 232 (Buona) 6833 W. Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402

Camp Willow (847) 384-9900 27 S. Prospect Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068

Business Owners Advisory Group, LLC (847) 518-1450 5600 N River Rd, Suite 740 Rosemont, IL 60018-5169 Butler Products Corp. (847) 299-2244 1550 Northwest Hwy., #108-D Park Ridge, IL 60068

C Cafe Zalute (847) 685-0206 9501 W. Devon Avenue Rosemont, IL 60018

Center of Concern (847) 823-0453 1580 N. NW Hwy., #310 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Central Baptist Village (708) 583-8527 4747 N. Canfield Ave Norridge, IL 60706

Capital Grille, The (847) 671-8125 5340 N. River Rd Rosemont, IL 60018 Carlucci Rosemont (847) 518-0990 6111 N. River Road Rosemont, IL 60018 Carrington Mortgage Services LLC (630) 561-8384 richards 2021 Midwest Road!Suite 200 Oak Brook, IL 60523 Catherine Johns, Ltd. (773) 391-7794 Chicago, IL

Century Electric Supply Co. (847) 680-0800 168 Peterson Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048 CGI Communications, Inc. (585) 427-0020 130 E. Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068 Charles Schwab (847) 653-0914 2 N. Northwest Hwy. Suite #B3-A1!Park Ridge, IL 60068 Chicago Marriott O’Hare Hotel (773) 693-4444 8535 W. Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631





CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Chicago Tribune (708) 836-2269 505 Northwest Avenue Northlake, IL 60164 Children’s Dentistry in Park Ridge (847) 698-2088 101 S. WashingtonSuite 114 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Chiro One Wellness Centers (630) 327-9120 2625 Butterfield Rd 305N Oak Brook, IL 60523 Chris’ Landscape, Inc. (847) 647-8500 Post Office Box 480327 Niles, IL 60714 Christine Harney at Law Offices of Dussias Law Group (312) 226-8840 19 North Green Street Chicago , IL 60607 Christopher Harney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP (773) 316-0691 833 Seeley Ave Park Ridge, IL 6006 Citywide Printing (847) 390-0900 420 Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Clark Management Company (773) 594-1699 P.O. Box 31341 Chicago, IL 60631-0341 Coldwell Banker - Mark Kloss (847) 696-0700 27 N. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Comcast Business Services (847) 789-1371 1500 McConnor Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173 ComForcare Home Care (847) 823-0800 111 S. Washington #104 Park Ridge, IL 60068

Concorde Consultants, Inc. (847) 698-4381 229 N. Western Avenue Park Ridge, IL 6006 Conlon, Jerome (847) 692-6659 1026 S. Knight Park Ridge, IL 60068 Constant Contact (866) 289-2101, IL Convergence Mediation (312) 404-0790 310 Busse Hwy. #356! ark Ridge, IL 60068 Cook and Kocher Insurance Group, Inc. (847) 692-9200 300 S. Northwest Hwy #208 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Cooney Funeral Home (847) 685-1002 625 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Copy Set Center (847) 768-2679 1801 E. Oakton St Des Plaines, IL 60018 CorePower Yoga (847) 496-4359 991 W Touhy Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Cosa Linda Salon with Linda Russo (847) 292-1445 59 S. Summit Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068 Country Insurance & Financial Services (847) 696-9484 25 S Prospect Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Countywide Detective Bureau (773) 229-0300 5333 S. Sayre Ave. Chicago, IL 60638 Cream of the Crêpe (847) 720-4246 8 S. Northwest Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Crissie Insurance Group, Sydney Garza (224) 217-6559 1700 Higgins Rd. Ste. 320 Des Plaines, IL 60018 Crowley, Jay - Century 21 McMullen (847) 309-2433 6400 N. Northwest Hwy Chicago, IL 60631 Crystal Levy~Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry 773-403-3774 8757 W. Leland Chicago, IL 60656

D D’Agostino’s Pizza & Pub Park Ridge (847) 518-8700 742 W. Higgins Rd Park Ridge, IL 60068 Danwin Design (847) 219-3499 1828 S. Washington Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068 Davis & Associates (847) 698-4448 1027 Frances Parkway Park Ridge, IL 60068 Davis & Engert Dentistry (847) 698-2161 20 Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068

Dempsey Design (847) 292-9101 920 South Seminary Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068

DLO Communications (847) 384-1916 733 S. Hamlin Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068

Entertainment Cruises (312) 321-7621 401 E. Illinois #310 Chicago, IL 60611

Dental Specialists of Niles (847) 685-6686 8216 W Oakton Street Niles, IL 60714


Erica’s Jewelry (847) 698-2255 800 W. Devon Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068

Des Plaines Automatic Sprinklers, Inc. (847) 593-7788 133 E. Golf Terrace Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Des Plaines Elks Lodge (847) 824-1526 495 Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60016 Des Plaines/Park Ridge Child Development Center (847) 824-5180 9375 Church St. Des Plaines, IL 60016 Dex One - Matt Dressel (630) 508-0201 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Di Monte & Lizak, LLC (847) 698-9600 216 Higgins Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 Dick Pond Athletics, Inc. (847) 720-4083 29 S. Prospect Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 DiValerio, Kathy Koenig & Strey Real Living 773-936-9253 122 Main St!Park Ridge, IL 60068


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E. J. Coyne & Company, Inc (847) 692-9077 778 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068


Edward Jones - Perry Wein (847) 692-7719 32 Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068

Family Dental Care Park Ridge (847) 692-6800 111 S. Washington, Ste 202 Park Ridge, IL 60068

Edward Jones - Chris Valentine (847) 692-3219 422 N. Northwest Hwy Suite 105 Park Ridge, IL 60068

Fanning Howey (847) 292-1039 32 Main StreetSuite C Park Ridge, IL 60068

Edward Jones Investments- R.J. Lopez (847) 384-0259 310 Higgins Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 Eggsperience Pancakes & Cafe (847) 939-3976 90 N. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Ehlers, Shirlee, Koening & Strey Realtors (847) 823-4144 122 Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068 Elements Therapeutic Massage (847) 430-3800 33 S. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068

Fashion Outlets of Chicago (847) 928-7500 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Suite 230 Rosemont, IL 60018 Findzall Community Marketing (630) 832-7049 376 Cottage Hill Ave Elmhurst, IL 60126 Finnegan Family Chiropractic (847) 698-6180 118 Higgins Rd Park Ridge, IL 60068 FireLogic (847) 984-0702 350 S Northwest Highway Suite 300 Park Ridge, IL 60068


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 First Church of Christ, Scientist (847) 823-4647 13 N. Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge (847) 825-3144 418 Touhy Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Flood Brothers Disposal Co. (630) 261-0400 17 W. 697 Butterfield RoadSuite E Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 FM Global (847) 430-7000 300 S. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #16 (847) 318-5252 P ost Office Box 37 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Friends of The Park Ridge Library (847) 825-3505 778 Busse Park Ridge, IL 60068

Frosty Penguin Grill (847) 430-3178 1056 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

Gillick Realtors (847) 292-8080 122 Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068

Grow and Learn Speech Therapy 773-792-8442 6776 N. Northwest Highway Chicago, IL 60631


Go Green Park Ridge (312) 282-8676

Guaranteed Rate - Jamie Franz (312) 379-3555 1533 S. Vine Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068

Grant Merchant Services (847) 292-0609 704 Vine Park Ridge, IL 60068

Gym Class Personal Training (847) 912-0876 200 N. Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068

Grauer-Kuchta Dental Associates Ltd (847) 696-3240 101 S. Washington Ave Suite #135!Park Ridge, IL 60068


Gary Heck & Associates (847) 502-4833 1208 West Talcott Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 Gatza Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center (847) 692-2452 8060 W. Oakton, Suite 202 Niles, IL 60714 Generation Connection (847) 824-4536 3835 Timbers Edge Lane Glenview, IL 60025 George Johnson (847) 823-3444 111 Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068

Great Lakes Elevator Service (847) 827-9766 1480 Renaissance Drive#203 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Grosse Pointe Manor 847-647-9875 ext. 117 6601 W. Touhy Ave Niles, IL 60714

H&R Block Premium Tax Services (847) 318-1040 114 W. Euclid Park Ridge, IL 60068 Hanger Clinic (708) 447-9860 11231 W. Cermak Road Westchester, IL 60154


Athans and Associates Behavioral Health Care Consultants Practicing in Park Ridge for over 30 years We take great pride in offering assessments and treatment for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families Anxiety

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Have Dreams (847) 685-0250 515 Busse Highway, Ste. 150 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Havrylyan, Ivan - Personal Financial Strategies, Inc. (847) 268-3670 x104 626 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Hay Caramba! Mexican Restaurant (847) 518-0747 122 South Prospect Park Ridge, IL 60068 Heritage Des Plaines, The (847) 294-0100 800 S. River Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 Higgins Sports & Spinal Rehab S.C. (847) 384-8730 1030 Higgins Road Suite 220!Park Ridge, IL 60068 Hill’s Hallmark Shop (847) 823-4168 19 S. Prospect Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Hobbs Hobby Hut (847) 823-4251 1820 Walnut Park Ridge, IL 60068 Home Comfort (847) 824-4336 550 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Houlihan’s Restaurant Inc. (847) 692-6205 550 W. Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 Hyatt Regency O’Hare (847) 696-1234 9300 Bryn Mawr Rosemont, IL 60018

Indira Salon & Spa (847) 698-0123 520 West Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 ING Advisors Network - Tom Dombro, ChFC (847) 292-9910 737 W. Devon #202 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Integrity Payment Systems LLC (847) 720-1101 http://WWW.INTEGRITYPAYS.COM 1700 Higgins Road, Suite 690 DES PLAINES, IL 60018 Intouch Home Care Services Lutheran Social Services of IL (847) 635-4600 1001 E. Touhy Ave Des Plaines, IL 60018 Irmo Insurance Agency, Inc. (847) 677-0505 3748 Oakton St Skokie, IL 60076

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ISU Insurance ServicesThe Machon Agency (847) 993-1300 838 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

J Jack and Jill Kids Cuts & Toys (847) 692-3550 70 N. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 James Realty, Inc. 847-287-4901 350 S Northwest Hwy. Suite 300 PARK RIDGE, IL 60068 Janus Premiums (773) 401-4556 6111 N. Kilbourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60646 Jason’s Deli (847) 823-0210 608 West Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068





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Jazeh La Belle (847) 292-8777 729 Devon Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 JC Wood Finishing Service (630) 628-6161 918 S. Westwood Addison, IL 60101 Jeanine Schultz School (847) 696-3315 2101 W. Oakton Park Ridge, IL 60068 Jersey Mike’s Subs (847) 720-4282 145 S. Northwest Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068 Journal & Topics Newspapers (847) 299-5511 622 Graceland Des Plaines, IL 60016 June Moon Antiques & Estate Sales (847) 698-2559 221 N. Prospect Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068

K Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge (847) 692-4297 255 N. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge Animal Hospital, LLC 730 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

847.823.4193 Emergency Services: 847.823.4193 Hours: MWF 8am – 6pm; Tu - Thu 8am – 7pm Sat 8am – Noon 24


K.G.M. Plumbing, Inc. (847) 583-8988 Niles, IL 60714 Kiko’s Flowers & Gifts (847) 696-4226 127 N. Northwest Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068 Kiwanis Club of Park Ridge - Morning (847) 825-4630 19 N. Seminary Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068

Koenig & Strey Real Living (847) 823-4144 122 Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068 Kopoulos, Peter Law Office (847) 268-8041 22 S. Washington Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Kotowski, Dan Senator (847) 656-5414 350 S. Northwest HighwaySuite 300 Park Ridge, IL 60068

L La Pelusa Home Improvement Inc. (847) 647-9900 6622 N. Milwaukee Avenue Niles, IL 60714 Land and Lakes Company (847) 825-5000 6400 Shafer Court Rosemont, IL 60018 Laner Muchin/James Convery (312) 467-9800 515 N. State StSuite 2800 Chicago, IL 60654 Larsen and Edlund (847) 825-7600 444 N. Northwest Hwy., #155 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Laskaris, Niki Rimbas DDS (847) 823-6400 111 S. Washington Suite 205 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Laura T. Clark Massage (847) 707-5462 1005 S. Knight Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 Lavelle Law Ltd. (847) 705-7555 501 W. Colfax St. Palatine, IL 60067

Kiwanis Club of Park Ridge - Noon (847) 825-0453 Post Office Box 249 Park Ridge, IL 60068



LIN-MAR Motors, Inc. (847) 965-4200 7860 N. Lehigh Avenu Morton Grove, IL 60053

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Law Offices of Laura J. Morask (847) 696-7185 713 Devon Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068

Lisa’s Homemade Italian Ice What’s Pop’n Gourmet Popcorn (847) 692-3737 2022 W. Oakton Park Ridge, IL 60068

Le Peep Restaurant (847) 318-7337 100 S. Euclid Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068

Lola’s Diner (847) 518-5226 920 920 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068

Lee Acupuncture & Healing Center Inc. (847) 830-8817 1550 N. Northwest HwySuite 103 A & B Park Ridge, IL 60068

Lossman Eye Care Associates (847) 696-2434 2 W. Talcott Road Park Ridge, IL 60068

LensCrafters Optique (847) 292-1689 140 N. Northwest Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068

Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge (708) 327-7000 1030 West Higgins Rd. #103 Park Ridge, IL 60068

LepreCAN Portable Restrooms (773) 685-8585 4848 W. Wilson Chicago, IL 60630 Lewandowski, Rita L., Attorney (312) 659-9567 6687 N. Northwest Hwy. Chicago, IL 60631 Liberty Bank for Savings (847) 825-0693 1018 W Touhy Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Like New Auto Spa (847) 823-9274 1050 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

Lynnette’s School of Dance (847) 823-7334 517 Talcott Park Ridge, IL 60068

M Mackin Associates (847) 989-6250 1125 Peterson Ave, #E Park Ridge, IL 60068 Maine Center, Inc. (847) 696-1570 819 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation (847) 858-7090 2720 S. River Road, Ste. 128 Des Plaines, IL 60018 Maine Township High School District 207 (847) 696-3600 1131 South Dee Rd Park Ridge, IL 60068 Maine Township Town Hall (847) 297-2510 1700 Ballard Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 Major Dental Clinics of Chicago (773) 777-1111 1030 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 260!Park Ridge, IL 60068 Marquis & Associates (847) 977-1288 120 N. Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 Mary Kay Beauty Consultant - Hilary Sopata (847) 825-0450 Post Office Box 978 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Masters Kitchen & Bath (847) 823-1700 424 W Touhy Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 MBD Martial Arts Academy (847) 297-2788 1508 Miner St Des Plaines, IL 60016

McGarry’s Auto Repair (847) 698-2527 300 Busse Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 McKenzie Management Inc. (847) 813-5939 2720 S. River Rd., Suite 214 Des Plaines, IL 60018 McLennan Commercial Properties, Inc. (847) 825-0011 25 N. Northwest Hwy Park Ridge, IL 60068 Menu For You, Inc. (847) 648-6368 P.O. Box 878 Wilmette, IL 60091 Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center (847) 825-3767 1605 Vernon Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068 Messiah Lutheran Church (847) 823-6984 1605 Vernon Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068 Michael McAuliffe State Representative - 20th House District (773) 444-0611 5515 N. East River Rd Chicago, IL 60656 MKB Stone Studio (847) 696-7433 432 W Touhy Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068


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Business meetings, seminars, graduations, showers, receptions.

Very reasonable rates.





CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Money Mailer of Greater O’Hare/Park Ridge (773) 353-3009 6188 North Nassau Chicago, IL 60631 Montessori Academy of Illinois (847) 292-1229 418 W. Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068

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North Shore Motor Works (847) 647-8717 7420 N. Milwaukee Ave. Niles, IL 60714 North Suburban Gastroenterology Associates, S.C. (847) 696-3176 711 W Devon Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068

Moylan, Marty - State Representative 847-635-6821 24 S. Des Plaines River Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60016

North Suburban Vision Consultants (847) 823-8283 303 N. Northwest Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

Mutual of Omaha - Pat Giovacchini 847-939-6170 ext. 242 6400 W. Shafter Crt. #175 Rosemont, IL 60018

Northside Community Bank (847) 692-7500 8060 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL 60714

Neal & McDevitt, LLC (847) 441-9100 1776 Ash Street Northfield, IL 60093 Nelson Automotive, Inc. (847) 439-2277 1801 S. Busse Rd. Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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Norman Printing Service (773) 774-7766 6501 N. Avondale Ave. Chicago, IL 60631

Moorings of Arlington Heights, The (800) 445-8431 811 East Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005



Noodles & Company (847) 292-6502 510 Touhy Park Ridge, IL 60068

Nelson Music Contracting 847) 698-0518 1024 Vine Park Ridge, IL 60068 New Leaf Massage and Bodywork (773) 377-5760 6565 N. Avondale Ave. #1 Chicago, IL 60631 Nistler Maintenance & Landscape (847) 823-6713 120 Main Street Park Ridge, IL 60068 Nonna Silvia’s Trattoria & Pizzeria (847) 292-9970 1400 Canfield Park Ridge, IL 60068

Norwood Crossing (773) 577-5324 6016-20 N. Nina Ave Chicago, IL 60631 Norwood Seniors Network (773) 631-5673 6009 N. Nina Chicago, IL 60631 Nuzzo Sewer & Plumbing Inc. (773) 625-6280 8619 W. Leland Avenue Chicago, IL 60656

O Oakton Community College (847) 635-1600 1600 E. Golf Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 O’Dell, Katherine A. (312) 255-8550 734 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Ogorek & Associates (847) 823-6191 1119 W. Touhy Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 Organized Solutions LLC (847) 626-8901 487 W Millers Rd Des Plaines, IL 60016 Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, Ltd. Physical Therapy Institute of Illinois 847-298-7024 ext. 6655 1550 N. Northwest Hwy, Ste. 220 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church (847) 823-2550 8624 W. Normal Ave Niles, IL 60714

P Palliser, Michael J., DPM, PC (847) 692-3700 2 Talcott Road, Suite 23 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Panera Bread (847) 696-1880 39-41 S. Northwest Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068 Panino’s Pizzeria (847) 823-3450 28 South Fairview Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge Animal Hospital, LLC (847) 823-4193 730 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge Community Women (312) 543-8608 Post Office Box 193 Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge Historical Society (847) 696-1973 721 North Prospect Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge Art League (847) 825-3505 Post Office Box 262 Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge Country Club (847) 823-3101 636 N. Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge Indian Scouts (847) 217-1565 Post Office Box 443 Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Saturn Title LLC (847) 696-1000 1030 W. Higgins Rd. #365 Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Savvy Salon & Spa (847) 518-0266 519 Talcott Rd Park Ridge, IL 60068

Sklena Electric Inc. (847) 823-1881 25 Third Street Park Ridge, IL 60068

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S Sabella & Graham, P.C. (847) 696-1611 776 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068

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South Park Cleaners (847) 823-2145 616 Devon Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068

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T TAL/CUM Shell Inc. (847) 692-3344 900 W TALCOTT RD Park Ridge, IL 60068 Tanya Travel, Inc. (847) 823-3166 800 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068 TCL Electric (630) 844-3274 189 Poplar Place, Unit 6 North Aurora, IL 60542 TeaLula (847) 823-8327 11 S. Fairview Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068 Terrace Gardens Assisted Living (847) 470-4550 8415 N. Waukegan Road Morton Grove, IL 60053




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Rachel Barton Pine playing with the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra. | PHOTO COURTESY OF KERI TRAVIS

Park Ridge Civic Orchestra Victor Muenzer, Music Director Enjoy popular classics October through May at the Pickwick Theater. The 21st season kicks off Oct. 29 with the second annual all-ages Halloween Concert, “Tricks & Treats with the Mighty Organ,” featuring music from Harry Potter, Phantom of the Opera and more. In December, the annual Holiday Pops concert features local students and seasonal favorite tunes. A Salute to America — Lincoln’s Birthday Eve concert is in February with Chicago celebrity Wayne Messmer, and the stirring Armed Forces Salute. In March, a French theme — music from Les Mis, Faure’s Requiem, and the majestic Saint-Saens Organ Symphony on the Pickwick’s grand theatre organ. In May, Mozart’s popular Eine Kleine Nachtmusik plus Mahler’s 5th Symphony brings a climactic end to the 21st PRCO Season.


Senior discounts; free admission to students 18 and under. For tickets and information, visit www. or call 847/692-7726. You can also find us on our Park Ridge Civic Orchestra Facebook page. Located in Park Ridge’s Uptown, the Pickwick is steps from free parking and great restaurants, and a block from CTA/Metra. Special events, guest artists, and local students featured all season!

21st Season Highlights Presented by the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra

Halloween Concert

Music and pre-concert fun for all ages

Holiday Concert Classics and holiday favorites


America Celebrates

A Lincoln’s birthday eve American music tribute

French Music of Faure and More

Les Mis highlights, Requiem Mass, and Pickwick organ featured

Mozart and Mahler in May

A little night music and Mahler’s beloved 5th Symphony

MAINE TOWNSHIP TOWN HALL TOWN HALL 1700 Ballard Rd. 847-297-2510

Maine Streamers Adult and Senior Services

Highway Services

The Highway Commissioner’s department plows snow, picks up branches and maintains roads, streetlights, storm sewers and signs in the unincorporated area. For more information, call 847-297-5225.

Elected Officials

The Maine Streamers Department offers social programs for seniors, preretirement adults and singles, along with volunteer opportunities, intergenerational programs and special events.


Youth and Family Services Emergency Services

Carol A. Teschky


Walter Kazmierczak Laura J. Morask Susan Moylan Krey Peter Gialamas Clerk Gary K. Warner Assessor Tom Rueckert Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano

Maine Township serves most of Park Ridge and Des Plaines; parts of Glenview, Niles, Morton Grove and Rosemont; and unincorporated areas. For information, call 847-297-2510. Township programs and services include:

Help for the Needy

Maine Stay Youth and Family Services provides counseling, educational programs, a youth job referral service and a community restitution program for juvenile offenders.

The Township’s Office of Emergency Management is prepared to respond to local emergencies, helps with traffic safety stops and weather spotting. For information, call 847-297-5911.

Clerk’s Services

CERT Training

The Clerk’s office provides voter registration, absentee ballot applications and in-person absentee voting; Cook County vehicle stickers; help with temporary handicapped parking cards; passport application processing and election info.

Assessor’s Services

The Assessor’s office helps residents who wish to appeal Cook County property tax assessments, handles applications for the senior citizen’s property tax exemption and provides information on public records regarding Maine Township properties.

Maine Township leads other municipalities and townships in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) efforts. Volunteers assist first responders in emergency situations such as natural disasters and homeland security. For information on becoming a volunteer, please call our Office of Emergency Management at 847-297-5911.

Agency Funding

Maine Township also helps to fund local social service agencies which provide unique services from child care to addiction counseling and more.

The General Assistance Department provides financial help, emergency utility bill payments, an Emergency Food Pantry and a Senior Citizen Information and Assistance Service.



HISTORY Our History C

aptain Daniel Wright who built a cabin in 1832 on land now owned by Lutheran General Hospital is believed to be the first settler of the area. When George Penny came to the area in 1853 looking for clay that could be used in brick making, we became known as Pennyville. By the time the first train pulled into the village in 1856, the village had been renamed Brickton because George Penny was too modest to have the town named after him. Penny, along with his business partner Robert Meacham, ran the successful brickyard that supplied many of the bricks used in the rebuilding of Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871. Brickton bricks may have helped rebuild Chicago, but Chicago returned the favor because many people burned out in that fire relocated in Brickton and became our first commuters. In 1873, Brickton became Park Ridge when the 403 citizens voted to change the name and adopt a village form of government. The Park Ridge State Bank, once located at Prospect and Northwest Highway. The name Park Ridge reflected not only the location on one of area also attracted many artists who located in the the highest points of land in the area, but also the area of Clinton and Grant Place. Clara Barck Welles park-like settings for its homes. As the local clay established the Kalo Arts and Crafts Community supply dwindled, the brickyard gradually went out House, training hundreds of aspiring artisans of business. Toward the end of the 19th century a there. Among many other artists of note who called greenhouse industry developed alongside local Park Ridge home were Alfonso Iannelli, an Italiantruck farms, supplying fruits, vegetables, and American sculptor and artist who helped design the flowers to Chicago. Pickwick Theater, and was an instrumental force in Before the turn of the century, the beauty of the

An early view of the railroad depot.

bringing about the modernist design movement in Chicago; Albert Krehbiel, Illinois State Historical Artist who created the murals for the courtroom walls in the Illinois Supreme Court Building in Springfield; Grant Wood, best known for his painting “American Gothic”; and Eugene Romeo, a prominent ItalianAmerican sculptor. Since its incorporation as a city in 1910, Park Ridge has continued to grow and prosper. As farmlands and greenhouses faded from the landscape in the 1950s, our very desirable residential community grew, with continued access to excellent schools and parks for recreation. We enjoy convenient access to the Metra rail system, interstate highways and O’Hare Field. Park Ridge is home to many civic organizations which enrich community life. The many retail establishments here are ably supported by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Historical Society 721 North Prospect Avenue 847-696-1973


he mission of the Park Ridge Historical Society is to collect, preserve and display artifacts of our history, to promote pride in the accomplishments and heritage of the people of Park Ridge, and to celebrate the unique places and events in Park Ridge history that make our town a special place. The Society was founded in 1971 and first located in a house at 140 Euclid Avenue, built in 1905 by Fred I. Gillick, whose real estate office was located in a carriage house at the rear. In 1983, the society moved


to a Victorian-era house at 41 South Prairie Avenue. Display rooms were devoted to depicting a way of life that has long since left Park Ridge, with display cases changed on a regular basis to showcase different Park Ridge artifacts. The Society moved in October 2009, from the Prairie Avenue address and embarked on its History on the Move project, relocating in the Hannah Solomon Cottage on Prospect Avenue. The cottage, on the grounds of the Park Ridge Youth Campus, has the distinction of being one of the two sites in Park Ridge on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovation of the structure will provide not only a place for display of Park Ridge artifacts in a historically


significant building, but also a contemporary space with movable partitions to accommodate special displays and exhibits, lectures, scout and student visits, receptions and permanent display of special artifacts. While awaiting the cottage renovation, the society continues to offer programs of interest to all Park Ridge residents, including speaking programs, tours of the Town of Maine Cemetery and classroom visits. In 2014 the Society will offer “then and now” Bike Hikes through Park Ridge. The tours will include sites such as the Pickwick Theatre, historic parks in this park district centennial year and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s neighborhood.

Kalo Foundation’s Iannelli Studios Heritage Center


ome to The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich artistic legacy of the city through education, advocacy, and preservation, as well as promoting the arts and crafts as an integral part of our modern lives, Iannelli Studios Heritage Center was saved from the wrecking ball in 2011 through a community-wide grassroots effort, and is undergoing ongoing restoration. As we continue to polish this Park Ridge jewel, the studio of noted artist Alfonso Iannelli, who helped design the world-famous Pickwick Theater and sculpted the Rock of Gibraltar on the Prudential Building in downtown Chicago, has been transformed into a gathering place for classes, gallery exhibits, art heritage tours, a gift shop and more — as well as a magnet that draws visitors from all over the world to learn about our town’s art colony legacy, especially this place at the corner of Elm and Northwest Highway where American Modernism put down its roots and influenced the world for 45 years. The Kalo Foundation Master Plan for the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center already has created a vibrant educational and visitor destination showcasing the historic Park Ridge Arts Colony Then & Now. Programs have included seminars and classes on the Iannellis and the Kalo Shop, photography, painting and drawing, sculpture and printing, silversmithing and more. The Visitors Center offers community and business information, architectural and cultural tours and an art sales shop. The Iannelli Studios Heritage Center continues to honor the cultural legacy of Park Ridge, and helps to create an environment that makes Park Ridge a place where local business succeeds. WWW.PARKRIDGECHAMBER.ORG |



Park Ridge’s remarkable health care options excel at keeping residents well.

ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL AND ADVOCATE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 1775 Dempster St. | 847-723-2210 With 638 beds, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital comprise one of the largest tertiary, quaternary care, teaching and research hospitals in the Chicago area. As a Level I traumacenter and a Level III perinatal center (the highest designation), Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital l treat more than 30,000 inpatients and nearly 50,000 emergency patients each year. Advocate Children’s Hospital is one of the most comprehensive providers of pediatric care in Illinois. As the only children’s hospital in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago, it features a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and a Pediatric Critical Care Center, offering the top level of specialized critical care and emergency services to young patients. The children’s hospital serves as a major Midwest referral center for infants and children, especially for complex illnesses and chronic conditions. Facilities located on the hospital’s campus include the Lutheran General Center for Advanced Care, which offers leading edge outpatient cancer care, diagnostic imaging and breast health services; a Children’s Health Resource Center; Advocate Medical Group’s Heart Institute for Children; the Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Center; the Esophageal Center at Advocate Children’s Hospital; the Lutheran General Fitness Center and an Adult Down Syndrome Center. An eight-story, 192-room patient tower opened in 2009 featuring private rooms to provide advanced care for adults and children, including intensive care, cancer, neurology/stroke, medical/surgical and obstetric patients. Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital are part of Advocate


Health Care, based in Downers Grove, Ill., which is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system. It is the largest health care provider in Illinois and also is recognized as one of the Top 10 integrated health care systems in the country. Advocate has more than 200 sites of care, 6,000 affiliated physicians, and more than 30,000 employees including 9,000 nurses, serving the health needs of Illinois. Advocate has 12 acute care hospitals, including two children’s hospitals, two medical groups and comprehensive home health and hospice services. Advocate is related to both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

long-term acute care hospital (LTACH), the only such hospital in the Northwest Chicago-land area. Presence Holy Family operates 105 LTACH beds and specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions who must be hospitalized for extended periods of time. PHFMC is the only specialty hospital campus in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including: sameday surgery; G.I. lab; medical imaging; Women’s Imaging Center; Wound Healing Center; Vein Center; sleeps disorder treatment; a Pain Center; cardiology; physical, occupational and speech therapies; and the Keys to Recovery addiction treatment program. For more information visit:



9300 Ballard Rd. Des Plaines 60016 | 847-294-2300 Presence Ballard Rehabilitation is a nationally recognized subacute care provider that has served the community for more than 35 years. Our care philosophy combines medical excellence and expertise with customized and totally patient-focused approach. We offer comprehensive rehabilitation seven days a week, as well as specialty care, such as ventilator and dialysis care.

PRESENCE CENTER FOR HEALTH 205 S. Northwest Hwy. Park Ridge 60068 | 847-292-5200 Presence Center for Health offers outpatient care that focuses on delivering high-quality care designed with the patient in mind. Conveniently located in Uptown Park Ridge, the Center offers broad range of services including: ■■Presence Advanced Imaging – featuring low-dose CT, digital low-dose x-ray and a wide-bore MRI. ■■Presence Immediate Care – quick care for a full range of health conditions. No appointments needed and extended hours including weekends and holidays. ■■Presence Medical Group – bringing quality care close to home with a staff of highly skilled, caring family and internal medicine physicians. Other services include on-site laboratory and occupational health.

PRESENCE HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER 100 N. River Rd. Des Plaines 60016 | 847-297-1800 Founded in 1961, Presence Holy Family Medical Center (PHFMC) is a faith-based, not-for-profit,


300 N. River Rd. Des Plaines 60016 | 847-297-5900 Serving the community since 1974, Presence Nazarethville provides 24-hour sheltered caare and intermediate care for residents who need around-theclock nursing care. Residents enjoy nutritious meals, social events, entertainment and spiritual support in a wholesome, home-like environment. Physical therapy, lab and X-ray services are also available.

PRESENCE RESURRECTION LIFE CENTER 7370 W. Talcott Ave. Chicago 60631 | 773-594-7400 Presence Resurrection Life Center provides shortterm rehabilitation, as well as long-term skilled, intermediate and sheltered nursing care, including Alzheimer’s care. All rooms are private, and residents have easy access to all the services of nearby Presence Resurrection Medical Center as well as the on-site care of our professional staff. Other services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, hospice care and spiritual services.

PRESENCE RESURRECTION MEDICAL CENTER 7435 W. Talcott Ave. Chicago 60631 | 773-774-8000 Presence Resurrection Medical Center is ranked the top patient safe hospital in the city of Chicago by Consumer Reports, March 2014, it is an awardwinning, 360-bed academic teaching hospital located on the northwest side of Chicago. It offers SEE HEALTH, PAGE 39



a broad range of services — from a Level II Emergency Department and The Family Birthplace to treatment for cancer and heart disease. A full service medical center offering comprehensive health service and an outstanding continuum of rehabilitation services.

PRESENCE RESURRECTION NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 1001 N. Greenwood Ave. | 847-692-5600 Presence Resurrection Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides outstanding short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled, intermediate and sub-acute care. On-site amenities include three nutritious meals daily, religious services, daily recreational programs and a barber/beauty salon. Respite care and hospice services are also available. The new Presence Sister Bonaventure Rehabilitation Center, which is located on the Presence Resurrection Nursing and Rehabilitation Center campus offers state-of-the-art short-term rehabilitation, with private rooms, bistro dining, concierge service, spa and a serene healing garden complete with outdoor golf and fireplace.

PRESENCE SAINT ANDREW LIFE CENTER 7000 N. Newark Ave. Niles 60714 | 847-647-8332 Presence Saint Andrew Life Center provides seniors with independent living, licensed assisted living, a memory care neighborhood, intermediate nursing care and memory care. Residents enjoy three nutritious meals daily, and can choose from participating in the center’s activities or riding the Niles free bus to reach neighborhood dining and shopping. We have a beauty/barber shop and wellness center, and a beautiful chapel invites residents and families to services and an opportunity for prayerful reflection.

PRESENCE SAINT BENEDICT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 6930 W. Touhy Ave. Niles 60714 | 847-647-0003 Presence Saint Benedict Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term rehabilitation, skilled and intermediate nursing care and an Independent Living Center. The Center is committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for our residents in a faithfilled caring community.

Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce volunteers feed the hungry at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Sunday Supper. Photo Courtesy of Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce




ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 306 S. Prospect Ave. 847-823-4126

1266 N. Northwest Hwy. 847-692-6101


Catholic MARY, SEAT OF WISDOM CHURCH 920 Granville Ave. 847-825-3153

1605 Vernon Ave. 847-823-6984



8300 N. Greenwood Ave. Niles | 847-823-2550

1006 Gillick St. 847-823-3634



320 S. Washington Ave. 847-825-7605

(Missouri Synod) 260 N. Northwest Hwy. 847-823-6656


INTERDENOMINATIONAL PARK RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 100 S. Courtland Ave. 847-823-3164 24-hour recorded message 847-825-5464 Locale of Park Ridge

CHURCH OF CHRIST 600 W. Talcott Rd. 847-518-1615

SOUTH PARK CHURCH 1330 S. Courtland Ave. 847-825-5507


ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 205 N. Prospect Ave. 847-825-6659

Methodist FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PARK RIDGE 418 Touhy Ave. 847-825-3144

Presbyterian PARK RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1300 W. Crescent Ave. 847-823-4135



PARK RIDGE PARK DISTRICT environment. A structured curriculum emphasizes socialization and self-expression through music, arts/crafts, stories, fine/large motor skills and numerous hands-on activities. The Preschool Program is certified by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The Senior Center is owned and operated by the District and serves residents of Park Ridge 55 years and older. Non-residents also are welcome to join and should contact the Senior Center for rate information. The Senior Center offers hundreds of programs, trips, clubs and drop-in activities, and is open seven days a week. Wildwood Nature Center provides a quiet, natural setting for exploration and relaxation. Our prairie is a haven for migratory birds and is a Certified Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary by the Illinois Audubon Society. You will find a peaceful respite for walkers and a perfect place to fish. Wildwood Nature Center is where you’ll enjoy nature classes, Nature Preschool, natural habitat animals and special events, such as Earth Day. To learn more about the Park Ridge Park District and all it has to offer call 847-692-5127 or visit


he Park Ridge Park District provides leisure opportunities and recreational activities to promote health and wellness, and to ensure recreational and leisure choices are plentiful. It’s not a place, but a lifestyle for individuals and families to spend some time with each other and meet friends. Each season the Park District offers hundreds of classes, special events and programs for all ages. The Park District mails four seasonal program brochures during the year to each household in Park Ridge. The Park District Web site functions as an important marketing tool so residents can search and register online for programs and special events and see our many facility amenities 24 hours a day. Three outdoor pools at Centennial Park (newly renovated this year), Hinkley Park and South Park complement the surrounding park system. That’s about 126 acres total. Summertime fun is abundant at these pools with swim lessons, camps and the simple pleasure of relaxing on a hot summer day. The Community Center features a fullyequipped fitness room, lap and leisure pool, sauna, elevated indoor walking track, racquetball courts, full gym and fitness classrooms.


Experienced personal trainers are available to give you guidance with your fitness needs. Oakton Ice Arena is home to world-class instructors that concentrate on teaching the lifelong sport of skating. Staff include Olympians, national champions and support staff who make the experience memorable and fun. Leisure skating, learn-to-skate and hockey classes are available year-round. Oakton Driving Range and Putting Green is open spring, summer and fall. The range offers individual and group instruction and a fullservice golf repair station. Patrons can take advantage of free seminars, club demos, and putting green practice. Don’t forget we have a complete pro shop, too. In 2013, new shade structures were installed to make the golf experience event better in all kinds of weather. Paws Park is part of the Oakton Sports Complex and is open year-round. Enjoy a day with your favorite pooch at our members-only outdoor space designed just for them. A variety of learning opportunities are offered through creative planning by outstanding staff at the Park District’s Preschool Program. This quality program offer 2-, 3- and 4-year old children a safe, nurturing


DIRECTOR AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Gayle Mountcastle, Executive Director Sandra DeAngelus, Superintendent of Finance April Armer, Superintendent of Recreation Terry Wolf, Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds Maryanne Lucarz, Administrative Assistant Kathie Hahn, Manager of Marketing & Public Relations Diane DiGangi, Director of Human Resources

BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Joan Bende Richard B. Biagi Richard J. Brandt Jim O’Brien Jim Phillips Mary Wynn Ryan Mel Thillens SEE PARK, PAGE 41



PARK RIDGE PARK DISTRICT Celebrating a Century of Fun! - 1914-2014

FACILITIES COMMUNITY CENTER 1515 W. Touhy Ave., 847-692-5129

OAKTON DRIVING RANGE 2800 Oakton St., 847-692-3580

HINKLEY GARAGE 283 Busse Hwy. 847-692-5045

20 S. Prospect Ave. 847-825-3123


he Park Ridge Public Library celebrated 100 years of service to the community in 2013. Located in the Uptown area of Park Ridge, across from the Pickwick Theater, the library houses more than 190,000 books, 400 periodicals, and a large collection of non-print items including: CDs, DVDs, video games, books on CD and digital books. Throughout the year, the library offers programs for children, teens and adults, including reading clubs, films, educational opportunities and more. Upon request, outreach services are provided to local schools, nursing homes and homebound patrons. Information about community organizations and events is available at, the Park Ridge Community Network website provided by the library. The library has extensive reference resources, in print and online. More than 40 publicuse computers provide access to the internet, Microsoft Office 2007 and other software. Patrons using their own laptops can access the Web via a free, fast, wireless connection available in the library and on its grounds. Park Ridge Public Library cardholders can use more than 400 other libraries. Patrons may also request materials from other libraries in Illinois and across the nation. Comprehensive information about the library is available at The library is open seven days a week.

MAINE PARK CENTER 2701 Sibley Ave. 847-692-5127

OAKTON ICE AREAN & SPORTS COMPLEX 2800 Oakton St. 847-692-3359 SENIOR CENTER 100 S. Western Ave. 847-692-3597

SOUTH PARK RECREATION CENTER 833 Talcott Ave. 847-692-3556

WILDWOOD NATURE CENTER & PRAIRIE 529 Forestview Ave. 847-692-3570

The Park Ridge Public Library.



DISTRICT 64 District 64’s excellence is best reflected in our students and staff. Members of the Board of Education, administration, teachers, support staff and students invite you to make an appointment to see our schools and attend a Board of Education meeting or watch one on video.


ABRAHAM LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL Dr. Anthony Murray, Principal 200 S. Lincoln Ave. 847-318-4215 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SCHOOL Daniel Walsh, Principal 2401 Manor Ln. 847-318-4390

Benjamin Franklin School, in the Learning Resource Center.

RAYMOND E. HENDEE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER 164 S. Prospect Ave. | 847-318-4300 Philip V. Bender, Ph.D., Superintendent Laurie Heinz, Ed.D. (effective July 1)

Elementary & Middle Schools


pproximately 4,300 talented students and 600 dedicated staff members (teaching and support staff) learn and work in eight wellmaintained Park Ridge-Niles school facilities. Educational excellence is reflected in an array of quality programs: language arts, including reading, writing, speaking and listening skills; mathematics; hands-on science; social studies; foreign languages; art; and physical education. Additionally, instrumental and vocal music programs, technology labs, learning centers, exceptional middle school exploratory and elective courses, plus programs for gifted children and those with special academic or other needs, enhance the curriculum. A district-wide focus on civil behavior is integrated into instruction in all curricular areas. Standardized test scores are far above state and national averages. Park Ridge-Niles residents value education, as demonstrated by high levels of parental involvement in the schools through Parent Teacher Organizations, district-level committees, activities and fundraisers. Cooperation among the communities,


park districts, service groups and other education institutions – and strong financial support from taxpayers – provide many extra educational opportunities for students. District 64 includes most of Park Ridge and a portion of Niles. Carpenter, Field and Franklin Schools serve grade K-5 students on the north side of the district. Also on the north side are Jefferson School and Emerson Middle School. Jefferson houses pre-school special education classes, as well as an extended day kindergarten program. Emerson Middle School is comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. To the south are K-5 elementary schools Roosevelt and Washington, and Lincoln Middle School. Maps that define boundaries are available at the schools, the district office or on the Web site. Children whose parents/guardians are residents of District 64 may enroll in their neighborhood elementary school or middle school, depending on where they reside. The district offers a half-day kindergarten program. District 64 also cooperates with families by providing several parent-paid options: a hot lunch program at the middle schools, an extended day kindergarten program and a summer program. Two three-week summer school sessions are offered and include basic skills, enrichment classes, technology and arts and crafts classes, among others. Before and after school care on site at the elementary schools is offered through the Park District’s “Beyond the Bell” program.


EUGENE FIELD SCHOOL Susan Walsh, Principal 707 N. Wisner St. 847-318-4385 GEORGE B. CARPENTER SCHOOL Brett Balduf, Principal 300 N. Hamlin Ave. 847-318-4370 GEORGE WASHINGTON SCHOOL Jessica Hutchison, Principal (effective July 1) 1500 Stewart Ave. 847-318-4360 RALPH WALDO EMERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL James Morrison, Principal 8101 N. Cumberland Ave. Niles 60714 847-318-8110 THEODORE ROOSEVELT SCHOOL Dr. Kevin Dwyer, Principal 1001 S. Fairview Ave. 847-318-4235 THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL (Early Education Center) Leslye Lapping, Coordinator 8200 N. Greendale Ave. Niles 60714 847-318-4249 *District 63 serves a small portion of northeast Park Ridge

DISTRICT 207 The Schools


cknowledged to be among the nation’s best, all three Maine Township High School District 207 high schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the National Secondary School Recognition Program; in addition, Maine Township High Schools are annually recognized as some of the nation’s best by independent ranking agencies such as Newsweek, US News and World, the Washington Post and the College Board for the quality of its instructional program and the performance of its students. In fact, the Washington Post named all three District 207 schools to its 2014 list of “America’s Most Challenging Schools.” District 207 is a national instructional technology leader, with more Google certified trainers than any organization in the world supporting an innovative 1:1 initiative that includes expanding use of ebooks. Well-equipped classrooms, foreign language science and technology laboratories, distance learning facilities, radio stations, television studies and general purpose areas such as gyms, auditoriums, field houses and cafeterias provide Maine students with one of the nation’s top comprehensive high school experiences.

students consistently perform at levels above the national norms on the ACT (American College Test) and the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Among the leaders in Advance Placement testing, District 207 students also participate in the National Merit and Illinois State Scholar programs, as well as in other academic, career-related, athletic and fine arts competitions each year.

The Curriculum

The Faculty

Each of the three schools offers a comparable program of studies in 13 departments, many of which are state and nationally recognized. More than 200 courses are offered for high school and college credit, including expanding online courses.

The Students

More than 6,500 culturally diverse students attend the three District 207 high schools. District 207

Maine Township High School South

learning strategies that operate in a Professional Learning Community model driven by student achievement data. Maine teachers are regularly featured trainers and speakers around the country in workshops, keynotes and written articles about instructional innovation.

Maine East High School

A talented and dedicated professional staff of more than 500 provides the motivation for student achievement. District 207 has one of the nation’s top Teacher Leadership Programs with more certified trainers in Cooperative Learning and Google Applications than any organization in the world. In addition, each teacher has an instructional coaching plan that is supported by building Instructional Coaches and an array of teacher trainers in various

Administrative Offices Dr. Ken Wallace, Superintendent 1131 S. Dee Rd. | 847-696-3600

Maine South

Shawn Messmer, Principal 1111 S. Dee Rd. | 847-825-7711

Maine East

Dr. Michael Pressler, Principal 2601 Dempster St. | 847-825-4484

Maine West

Dr. Audrey J. Haugan, Principal 1755 S. Wolf Rd. | 847- 827-6176

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Des Plaines Campus 1600 East Golf Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-635-1600

Skokie Campus 7701 North Lincoln Avenue Skokie, IL 60077 847-635-1400

Established in 1969 and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Oakton Community College offers more than 80 associate’s degree and career certificate programs.


More than 2,500 courses. Opportunity to transfer to 600 four-year institutions – or gain the skills to find the job of your dreams.

Continuing Education

Classes through the Alliance for Lifelong Learning and Emeritus Program, a free art museum, theater and music, and free programs by nationally- and locally-known speakers, experts, and authors. Oakton Community College WWW.PARKRIDGECHAMBER.ORG |


PAROCHIAL & PRIVATE SCHOOLS A guide to non-public schools in Park Ridge

Brickton Montessori School 8622 W. Catalpa Ave. 773-714-0646 Brickton Montessori School is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society and ISACS. Celebrating more than 25 years of excellence, Brickton offers extended day, year-round programs for students ages 2 through 8th grade (Toddlers do not need to be toilet-trained – partial week option available for 2- and 3-year-olds). A hands-on, individualized learning experience is enhanced by low student-teacher ratios, excellent enrichment classes, and a variety of on-site extracurricular activities. Brickton students are eager learners and high academic achievers, as well as responsible members of the community. Brickton is conveniently located just south of I-90 in between Cumberland Avenue and East River Road. Visit us at

Brickton Montessori School, it’s not just about the outcomes for your child; it’s about the child’s journey in achieving those outcomes.

Embers Elementary School

St. Paul of the Cross School

2000 W. Sibley St. 847-518-1185 Embers is a private, independent school, rooted in the Catholic faith that serves grades PK3 through 5th. Its 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs are the perfect bridge from home to school. The academic pillars of the entire curriculum are: a phonics-based approach to reading, sequential mathematics for mastery and first steps in the Catholic faith. Class size is limited to 20 students per classroom to provide individual attention and character formation. Embers is a feeder school for the Willows Academy for girls, and Northridge Prep for boys.

140 S. Northwest Hwy. 847-825-6366 St. Paul of the Cross School is fully accredited by the State of Illinois and the Chicago Archdiocese. Its student body consists of more than 650 students from Pre-K through 8th grade. The integration of the Gospel message permeates all aspects of the curriculum. Emphasis on actively living this message is evident in the many outreach programs students are involved in throughout the year. The faculty is a dedicated group of individuals, with nearly half holding master’s degrees. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged through volunteering, participation in such organizations as Home & School and School Board. St. Paul of the Cross has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom School 1352 S. Cumberland Ave. 847-825-2500 Mary, Seat of Wisdom School provides Catholic education to more than 460 pre-school through grade8 students, and has served the Park Ridge and surrounding communities for more than 50 years. At MSW, learning is a lifelong adventure that is stimulating and rewarding. Mary, Seat of Wisdom nurtures academic excellence by offering a challenging curriculum that meets or exceeds grade level standards. Art, music, technology, library, and physical education classes enrich the core curriculum, along with a variety of student activities designed to benefit in educating the whole child. MSW faculty and staff are dedicated to Catholic education and providing a safe environment for all students to flourish. Mary, Seat of Wisdom has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.



St. Andrews Lutheran Church and School 260 N. Northwest Hwy. 847-823-9308 Shanon Pusateri, Parent Relations & School Operations Assistant (ext. 200) The St. Andrews commitment to Christian education is evidenced in its Christian Day School. The school provides fully accredited classes from pre-school (ages 3 and 4) through grade 8. Our purpose is to nurture faith in Jesus Christ, and to provide quality education that will enable our students to lead meaningful and productive adult lives. St. Andrews graduates have consistently excelled in both academic and extra-curricular high school work.


Runners in the Harry O’Brien Community Run/Walk in 2013.

720 Garden St. | 847-825-5311 Donate securely at


ou understand what happens to people in your neighborhood, to families in your child’s school, and to others in your area does affect you, and The Park Ridge Community Fund (PRCF) is here to help. We’ve served local families and individuals with all kinds of needs since1958 when we opened our doors as the Park Ridge United Fund. One tax-deductible gift to the PRCF lets you easily donate to nearly 20 local social service agencies. Their programs and services make a real difference in the quality of life for Park Ridge residents, many of whom are your friends and neighbors. PRCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by local residents who serve on our board and manage our fundraising events, and we carefully scrutinize all organizations requesting

funding for programs and services, so you can be sure your donation will be used well right here in our community. To learn about services provided by agencies we fund, to volunteer or make a donation, please phone PRCF at 847-825-5311, email or visit www. With your support, the Park Ridge Community Fund will make sure help is right here, whenever it is needed, to keep Park Ridge a wonderful place to live and work. Contact PRCF for details on our delightful year-round events including “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the historic Pickwick Theater; the Harry O’Brien Run; Spring Fling Fashion Luncheon and more.

Want to make a real difference right in your own community?

Here’s the easiest way to do it. So many important causes ask for your

support these days. Busy as you are, how can you be sure your gift will truly make a difference – and that it will benefit people in Park Ridge? The Park Ridge Community Fund is how. Our campaign theme is GIVING begins at home, and that’s just what we do. The Park Ridge Community Fund is a 501(c) (3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Your one gift supports medical research, rehabilitation, health care education, and more, including safe emergency housing and care for women and their children; support for the sick and their families; services to help seniors stay engaged and healthy, and activities to provide wholesome outlets for youth and teens. And that’s just the beginning. So many people count on us, and if you share our belief that giving begins at home, we can count on you.

Advocate LGH Charitable Foundation Association of Horizon Avenues to Independence Boy Scouts of America, Northwest Suburban Council Brickton Art Center Center of Concern Clearbrook FISH Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago Glenkirk Harbour, The HAVE Dreams Leyden Share Program Life Span Maine Center Maine Center Blood Toxicity Program Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation Maine Township Dist. 207 School Based Health Center Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault Norwood Seniors Network Northwest Suburban Day Care Park Ridge Park District Senior Center Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care WINGS Program Inc.

We are grateful to the Park Ridge community for their generous support. Since 1953, Avenues to Independence has provided employment, residential and social opportunities to thousands of adults with developmental disabilities.

515 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL. 60068 847-292-0870 WWW.PARKRIDGECHAMBER.ORG |


CHAMBER COMMUNITY EVENTS Cruisin’ Park Ridge Car Shows First Fridays: From May to October, check out First Friday events.

Stop by, shop, dine and celebrate! May 2; June 7; August 1; September 5 Special thank you to the library for allowing us to use their parking lot from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and to North Shore Motor Works for coordinating the car shows. The Retail Committee of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce helps produce First Fridays Park Ridge, a series of local events to provide an evening of art, music, shopping and dining for area residence. Thank you to the Retail Committee Chair, Linda Russo, Cosa Linda Salon.

Canopies on Courtland July 12 - Saturday

Smilin’ Dawgs ribbon cutting with Mayor Dave Schmidt

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosts the Canopies on Courtland, a business to consumer expo, on Saturday, July 12, during the Taste of Park Ridge.

Electronics & Textiles Recycling at Public Works Service Center October 18 - Saturday

Healthcare Forum

The First Thursday of Each Month courtesy of the Park Ridge Chamber The Health Care Forum of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a collaborative group of health and wellness professionals. The Forum provides health education and resources to empower a healthier community.

WinterFest November 28 - Friday

Lian Haller, 13, plays violin during First Fridays, “A Night of Music.”

Gail Haller and Linda Hills at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on Valentine’s Day.



Kickoff the holiday season with WinterFest. This annual night of festivities is sponsored by the South Park Merchants, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the Park Ridge Park District, Park Ridge Public Library and the City of Park Ridge. You will be amazed at all the fun activities planned!

In a jif. Pronto. Now. Down the road. Later. Next time. Always. Whether you need care today or down the road, we cover the bases - from immediate care and advanced imaging to a hospital stay, Presence Health is focused on getting you healthy and keeping you that way. And the next time you need a great doctor, we make it easy. Call or click to find one today.

877.737.INFO (4636) |

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The Best Relationships are Often Found on the Longest Path. It takes time to grow your business and improve your foothold in the marketplace. This kind of success comes from refusing to sacrifice the quality of your work for the short term gain. It’s the same for us. We won’t sacrifice good banking for the quick return. We know the best banking relationships take time to develop and this means we’re in it for the long run with our customers. Good banking takes time. Eugene T. Carter, Chairman & CEO direct at 847.384.9205 e-mail,


Thomas E. Carter, President direct at 847.384.9206 e-mail,

Park Ridge Community Bank | PARK RIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 626 Talcott Road • Park Ridge, IL 60068 • tel. 847.384.9200 • fax 847.384.9245

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