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See the Second City Improv All Stars at 7pm May 11 for “Laugh It Up...Lend a Hand.” Winnetka Garden Club Garden Market May 11, 8:30am-4:30pm. The sale features a variety of geranium cultivars and large selection of unique companion plants. Proceeds benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes, the Lurie Garden, the Openlands Chicago School Garden Program, the Winnetka Community House and Winnetka Public Library. Thewinnetkagardenclub@gmail.com. Family Service Comedy Night May 11, 7pm. The Second City Improv All Stars perform at “Laugh It Up…Lend a Hand,” presented by Family Service:

Prevention, Education and Counseling and Baxter Credit Union. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, a raffle and silent auction, featuring Derrick Rose memorabilia. Proceeds benefit the mission of Family Service. $75. The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road; 847-432-4981; famservice.org.

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WhatsHappeningOnline.com CALENDAR, PAGE 3 Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Campbell Soup Company, Feeding America and other partner organizations are working together to collect food donations. Leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods – such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal – next to the mailbox prior to regular Saturday mail delivery. Helpstampouthunger.com. World Fair Trade Day May 12, 10am-12pm. The North Suburban Fair Trade Network presents an education forum, featuring speakers Nancy Jones, Executive Director of Chicago Fair Trade, and Pushpika Freitas, Founder and President of Marketplace: Handwork of India. Discuss the power of fair trade and its positive effects on communities around the world. Enjoy Fair Trade item displays, along with coffee and chocolate. Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.; 312-212-1760; chicagofairtrade.org. Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter Care Affair May 12, 6:30pm. This year’s signature fundraiser features entertainment from City Lights Orchestra, food, live/silent auctions and awards. Proceeds support comprehensive palliative and hospice care, as well as CampCare, a grief support camp for children and teens. Registration and cocktail attire required. $225. Hotel Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston; 847-556-1778; carecenter.org/careaffair. Ethical Humanist Society Second Saturday Coffeehouse May 12, 8pm. Evanston composer, songwriter and folksinger Kristin Lems performs. No open mic due to program length. $8 minimum donation (includes refreshments). 7574 N. Lincoln Ave. Skokie; 847-677-3334; ethicalhuman.org. Local Les Turner ALS Foundation Tag Days May 12 (Northfield) and May 19 (Northbrook). In honor of National ALS Awareness Month, hundreds of volunteers will be stationed at intersections, shopping areas, train stations, and other places to collect donations. Tag Days raises funds for research, patient services and educational programs. 847-679-3311; lesturnerals.org. Newton Minow Discusses Presidential Debates May 13, 2-4pm. Newton Minow, co-chair of the 2012 Commission on Presidential Debates, presents “Inside Presidential Debates.” Minow is best known as chairman of the FCC during Pres. Kennedy’s administration. Registration encouraged. $15 (includes social hour and refreshments). Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Road, Libertyville; 847-816-7433; stevensoncenterondemocracy.org. North Northfield UMC Senior Fellowship Potluck Luncheon May 15, 12pm. The Senior Fellowship hears about the early days of the Northfield Township and Wheeling communities. Barbara Forke, whose family was among the early settlers in the community, presents the program. Attendees of all ages are welcome. North Northfield United Methodist Church, 797 Sanders Road, Northbrook; 847-272-2250; northnorthfield.org. Progressive Community Bingo Grand Opening May 15, 5:30pm. Early Bird bingo takes place at 6:50pm, with regular bingo to follow at 7pm. Pull tabs and computers are available, along with full restaurant and bar service. No outside food allowed. Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Road, Wheeling; 847-859-9457. Criminal Justice Panel Discussion

May 10, 2012 May 15, 7pm. Tenth Congressional District Democrats and Common Cause Illinois cohost the panel discussion “And Justice for All: Can We Fix Our Criminal Justice System?” Panelists include Rob Warden, executive director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, and Rey Lopez-Calderon, executive director of Common Cause Illinois. Registration encouraged. North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield; 847-266-8683; tenthdems.org. Deerfield Women’s Golf League Tuesdays (May thru Sept). Play on an 18hole course with GPS carts. Enjoy lunch at the clubhouse and attend free golf clinics. Prizes are awarded at the closing luncheon. Deerfield Golf Club, 1201 Sanders Road, Riverwoods; 847-945-8333. The Winnetka Club 2012 Housewalk May 16, 10am-4pm. The annual housewalk “Lifestyles” features five homes, representing North Shore living in various degrees of decorative and architectural significance. Styles include Tudor, English, Manor and Contemporary. Local restaurants offer lunch options during the event. $60 (pick up tickets on May 16). Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka; 847-441-5228; winnetkahousewalk.org. Hadassah Annual Game Day Luncheon May 16, 12pm. Business and Professional Hadassah holds its annual Game Day event, benefiting juvenile diabetes research at Hadassah Hospital. $20. Coramandel Club House, 375 Kelburn Road, Deerfield; 847205-1900; northshore.hadassah.org. Lincolnshire Garden Club Meeting May 17, 9:30am. Joan Keyes presents “Herbs I Have Known and Loved.” The program follows coffee and a short business meeting. College of Lake County’s Southlake Campus, CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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• Calendar • North Shore Senior Center • Local Park District, Public Library • Local Senior Center • Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Event • Recent Happenings • Young Adults and the Recession • Special Needs, Special Times • School Happenings • Pet Personals

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Articles and Photos of Community Interest: Email by May 10 (for May 24 issue) and May 24 (for June 9 issue). The opinions expressed in articles and columns are those of the authors and submitters and do not necessarily represent those of the publisher. All ads are accepted and published entirely on the representation that the agency or advertiser is authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof.

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May 10, 2012 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 Room V336, 1120 S. Milwaukee Road, Vernon Hills. Northbrook Community Synagogue Book Discussion Fundraiser May 17, 8pm. Author, attorney and boxer Kenneth N. Green discusses and signs his book “I’m From Division Street.” Refreshments will be served after the program. Open to teens and adults. Two synagogue members will match the total book sales. Registration required. 2548 Jasper Court; 847-509-9204. Central Lake YMCA Physical and Medicare Exams May 18, 7-9:30am. PathFinder Health offers on-site preventive health physical exams and Medicare annual wellness visits, available at no cost to those with Medicare or commercial insurance (no co-pay/deductible). Medicare recipients need to have been in Medicare at least one year and have not had an annual wellness visit within the last 12 months. Registration required. 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills; 847 367 6797; tiny.cc/pathfinderappt. Friends of Youth Services KIDZ Rummage Sale May 18 and 19, 9am-4pm. Items include baby, children’s and teen items, toys, clothes, baby equipment, furniture, sporting goods, games, books, CDs and DVDs. Visit online for volunteer and donation info. Pillion99@ yahoo.com; bethkirkmalecki@att.net; volunteersignup.org/HPRD8. Northbrook Woman’s Club Foundation Scholarships Ongoing. The Northbrook Woman’s Club Foundation offers scholarships to Northbrook residents graduating from high school or who are current college/technical school students. Applications are available from the guidance office of Glenbrook North, online through Naviance accounts or by written request to the NWCF Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 132, Northbrook, IL 60065-0132. Selections will be based on one or more of the following: academic progress, community involvement and extracurricular activities. Financial need is also considered. Northbrook Nurses Club Scholarships Ongoing. The club has nursing scholarships available for Northbrook residents enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Call for application info. 847-564-4866. Kingswood United Methodist Rummage Sale May 19, 8am-4pm. The annual sale features clothes, furniture, housewares, jewelry, sporting goods, children’s toys, seasonal items and more. 401 W. Dundee Ave., Buffalo Grove; 847-398-0770; kingswoodumc.com. Alberto’s Cycles Women’s Cycling Clinic May 19, 9am-2pm. Celebrate Alberto’s Cycles’ tenth anniversary with this cycling clinic, featuring raffles, door prizes and more. Registration and check in starts at 7:30am. Lunch and post-clinic stretching with a personal trainer are provided. All skill levels and bike styles are welcome. Ten percent of jersey proceeds benefit the Lake County shelter A Safe Place. $25 ($5 late fee day of the event, space permitting). 661 Central Ave., Highland Park; 847-432-0015; albertoscycles.com. Wheeling Garden Club Plant Sale May 19, 9am-1pm. The annual and perennial sale features hanging baskets and more. Northeast corner of Dundee Road and Northgate; 847-537-4865. Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Annual Fundraiser May 19, 6-10pm. The Big Parrothead Night 2 features food and live music from the Parrot Troupers. Attire is “Casual Caribbean.”

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Auction items include Chicago Cubs and Bears tickets, hotel stays, gift certificates and more. $75. Lake Bluff Golf Club, 355 W. Washington; 847-283-0908; www.glasa.org/thebignight. Evanston Art Center Spring Benefit Art Auction May 19, 6:30-11pm. View and bid on paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, prints and other works donated by more than 120 area artists. New this year is an “Experience Auction,” featuring items such as hotel stays, restaurants and spa packages. 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston; 847-4755300x206; evanstonartcenter.org. Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Show and Sale May 19 and 20, 9am-5pm. This show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones). Vendors, demonstrations, and workshops for all skill levels are offered. Registration is required for workshops. Select event fees apply. $20 parking/NM. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5440; chicagobotanic.org. Saint Mary Women’s Club Blood Drive May 20, 8am-1pm. Participants should eat well and drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages before donating. The last appointment taken is at 12:45pm. Babysitting is available. The parish’s website code is BG05. St. Mary Parish, School Lunch Room Entrance 10-South, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove; 847-803-7921; 847-459-8852; lifesource.org. Walk for Lupus Now May 20, 9am. The Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter (LFAI) hosts its fifth annual Northern Suburbs Walk for Lupus Now fundraiser. Choose one or three-mile walks. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and activities. Registered walkers receive an official t-shirt. $25, $30/day of, $10/ages 12 and under. Half Day Forest Preserve, Milwaukee Ave. north of Route 22, Vernon Hills; 312-542-0002; lupuswalkil.org. The Music Theatre Company 2012 Gala May 20, 5:30-8:30pm. “A Mod Musical Evening” celebrates the musical revolution of the 1960s. Enjoy music by Chicago theatre artists, along with Dr. Mark and the Sutures. Silent auction items include Chicago Bears and Blackhawks memorabilia, private golf outings and more. Also available are a cash auction, cuisine by Whole Foods Market and a selection from Cooper’s Hawk Winery. “Mod” cocktail attire is encouraged. $75. Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road; 847-579-4900; themusictheatrecompany.org. B’nai Tikvah Frank Sinatra Program May 20, 7pm. Educator, historian and docent Hy Speck presents a program on the life and loves of Frank Sinatra – from New Jersey to Hollywood and Las Vegas. $6. 1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield; 847-945-0470x101; bnaitikvah.net. Researching Companies and Industries for Job Search May 23, 10:15am. Jami Xu, Business Librarian at Northwestern University demonstrates how to research potential employers. Learn to use online databases, create a list of target companies, and stay up-to-date on industry and company news. $10/NM. Career Resource Center, Inc. Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-295-5626; careerresourcecenter.org. Winnetka Youth Organization Community Open House May 23, 5-7pm. Community members, business owners, parents and teens are invited to this year’s open house. Discuss WYO CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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ACTIVITIES Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Women and guests are welcome. - May 15. Speaking of Radio. Chuck Shaden, a maestro of old time radio, talks about the radio personalities he met and interviewed during his 39-year broadcast career. - May 22. Ravinia Music Festival Preview. Welz Kauffman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ravinia Music Festival, previews the 2012 season. - May 29. Northwestern University Music Program. Northwestern students perform classical and popular pieces. Introduction to Painting May 14, 10:30-11:30am. Give painting a try without investing in expensive materials. Includes all supplies. $19/M, $25/NM. Cherry Blossom Centennial: 100 Years of Flowering Cherry Trees in the U.S. Capitol May 14, 1-2:30pm. Jeff Mishur, art historian and professor, presents a slide lecture and discusses the events that prompted Japan’s gift of 3,020 flowering cherry trees to Washington, D.C. $10/M, $12/NM. Zumba Gold May 14-July 2 (Mondays), 2:15-3:15pm. $75/M, $89/NM. Bead Stringing and Knotting Class May 16 and 23, 1-3pm. Learn how to reknot and restring your jewelry. Bring beads; beading thread, needles and findings are provided. $16/M, $22/NM. Gene Kelly’s 100th Birthday

Learn about the events that prompted Japan’s gift of more than 3,000 flowering cherry trees May 14 at the North Shore Senior Center. May 16 and 23, 1-2:30pm. Celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest dancers in movie history with film clips and stories about some of Kelly’s most famous dance scenes. $18/M, $22/NM. Introduction to Genealogy May 16, 1-3pm. Instructor Kathie Heidenfelder shows you how to preserve information you’ve obtained from family members and research your family history using computers. $10/M, $15/NM.

Fun on the Internet May 17, 10am-12pm. Instructors George Lowman and Herb Goldstein demonstrate how to surf on the Internet and explore some of the 100 most popular sites. $10/M, $15/NM. Burma Before Myanmar May 22, 1-2:30pm. Educator Lois Jackim, who lived in Moulmein, Burma as a Fulbright teacher during the 1953-54 school year, gives a presentation that features the “Old

Moulmein Pagoda” Kipling wrote about, a local wedding, and the funeral celebration of a monk’s death. $9M, $11/NM. Mim’s Gift Shop Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm. Find jewelry, glassware, crystal, china, pottery figurines, linens, books, and collectibles at bargain prices. North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield; 847-784-6030; nssc.org. CALENDAR, PAGE 5 services and see the drop-in center space. Refreshments will be provided. 620 Lincoln Ave.; 847-446-0443; winnetkayo.org.

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Friendship Circle of Illinois Dessert and Tribute Program May 23, 7pm. The Stuart I. Raskas Friendship Circle of Illinois’ sixth annual Evening of Friendship and Inspiration hosts Brian R. King, LCSW, presenting “The Life-Changing Power of Friendship.” Registration required. $28, $15/students. Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; 847943-9770; fcil.org/inspiration. Leoleno Children’s Photography Seminar May 25, June 1 and 8, 3:30-4:30pm. Leoleno’s photographic self-portrait class for ages 4-7 makes each child the template for their own artwork. $80 (includes all materials, $50 for siblings. 976 Green Bay Road, Winnetka/Hubbard Woods; 847-446-1100; leoleno.com. Beth Judea Annual Congregation Meeting May 31, after 7:30pm Minyan. IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove; 847-634-0777; bethjudea.org. Honor GBS Graduates with a Grad Card Thru June 1. Send congratulations to Glenbrook South grads and support GBS’ Grad Nite at the same time. $5 per card. Bielanski6@att.net; glenbrook225.org/south. KeyLime Cove and United Way of Lake County “Community Days” Thru June 8, 10am-8pm. Buy passes to KeyLime Cove’s Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark (excluding Memorial Day Weekend) and help raise money for UWLC, the Gurnee Police and Fire Departments, and other organizations. $25. Northeast corner of I-94 and Grand Ave. (IL Route 132), Gurnee; liveunitedlakecounty.org/keylimecove.


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ADULTS Meet the Author: Sharon Draper May 12, 1-2:30pm. Meet children’s and young adult author Sharon Draper, who has won multiple awards for her books and is best known for her novel “Darkness Before Dawn.” Includes books for sale and a book signing. All ages.

FAMILY Family Camping May 12 and 13, 3pm-10am. Bring your sleeping bags, personal gear and dinner and Heller staff provides the rest. $80/families of four or less, $10/additional family member. Heller Nature Center. Stories in the Woods May 17, 10-11am. Enjoy story time with a naturalist, then play a game, take a short hike and create a craft to take home. Dress for the weather. Ages 3-6 months, with adult. $10/ adult-child pair, $3/additional family member. Heller Nature Center.

Film Showing and Discussion May 20, 2pm. View an award-winning documentary that focuses on a secluded cove where thousands of dolphins are hunted for meat and underhanded dealing to the entertainment industry. William Bogot, chair of the Highland Park Natural Resources Commission, leads the discussion.

Ice Show: At the Movies May 18-20. More than 200 Centennial skating school students take to the ice for this big event. Centennial Ice Arena.

Film Showing and Discussion May 21, 6:30pm (showing); May 23, 7pm (discussion). Film instructor Dick Adler discusses a movie starring George Clooney as a middle-aged Hawaiian forced to reexamine his past and embrace his future.

Canoe the Skokie Lagoons on May 19 with the Park District of Highland Park.

Book Discussion May 22, 1pm. Judy Levin leads a discussion of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Nobel prizewinning psychologist Daniel Kahneman.

Book Nook Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30am-4:30pm. Volunteer Opportunities A number of opportunities are available, including The Friends of the Highland Park Public Library’s Book Nook.

Got Photos? Get Organized May 22, 7pm. Learn practical techniques for sorting and digitizing photos, home movies, slides and other memorabilia. Attendees receive a coupon for use at Wolf Camera’s Northbrook location and can enter a drawing to win photo organizing products.

CHILDREN Saturday Stories for Families Thru May (second and fourth Saturdays), 10:30-11am. Stop by and share stories and fun times with your child. Ages 6 and under, with adult.

Get Tech Savvy June 2, 10am-12pm. Drop by the library with your electronic devices – cell phones, eReaders, digital cameras, laptops – and your questions.

Junior Page Volunteer Shelve books, do odd jobs, assist with summer reading and gain work experience. Registration required. For students entering grades 6-9. - Session I: June 4-30. Orientation is May 31, 7pm or June 2, 10:30am. - Session II: July 2-28. Orientation is June 28, 7pm or June 30, 10:30am.

Meet the Author: William Deresiewicz June 11, 7pm. Meet literary critic William Deresiewicz, whose book “A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter” looks back at his youth and explains what life lessons he learned from reading Jane Austen. Includes books for sale and a book signing.

Stories Under the Stars June 11-July 23 (Mondays), 7:30-8pm. The entire family is invited to drop by the clearing near the Rose Garden for stories.

Senior Resources June 12, 10am-12pm. Meet with a senior resource specialist from CJE for one-on-one guidance. 773-508-1072.

Raptors 101 June 13, 7-8pm. Learn about birds of prey and meet a turkey vulture, hawk, owl and a bald eagle. Registration required.

Career Counseling June 13, 1-4pm. Those looking for advice can meet with a career counselor from College of Lake County for a free half-hour session. Registration required.

Summer Tales For Tots June 18-Aug. 2 (Mondays or Thursdays), 10-10:30am. Participate in stories, songs, puppets and flannel boards. Registration

required. Ages 2½-3½, with adult. Summer Storytime Live June 18-Aug. 2 (Mondays, 10:45-11:15am or Thursdays, 1:30-2pm). This drop-off program features books, songs, rhymes, puppets and other activities designed to foster pre-reading skills. Ages 3½-6. First Steps Storytime Thru June 19 (first and third Tuesdays or Fridays), 9:15-10am or 10:15-11am. Enjoy books, songs, puppets, a parachute and games. Registration required. Walking toddlers-age 2½, with adult. Baby Booktime Storytime Thru June 22 (second and fourth Fridays), 10:30-11:30am. Introduce your baby to early language experiences through stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Newborns to walkers, with adult.

CHILDREN Babies in Nature May 15 and 22, 10-10:45am. Take a stroll with a naturalist and let nature engage the senses of your infants and toddlers. Dress for the weather. No preregistration required. Ages 6 months-3 years, with adult. $6/adult-child pair, $3/additional family member. Heller Nature Center. ADULTS A Little Dose of Nature May 16, 12:15-1pm. Join a Heller Naturalist for a short hike on part of the three miles of trails. Discuss the amazing and often overlooked things that nature has to offer. Heller Nature Center. Lunch and Learn Nature Workshop May 18, 12pm-2pm. Seniors enjoy a catered lunch, followed by an informative hands-on workshop, discussion and/or walk led by Heller Naturalists. $10/M, $15/NM. Heller Nature Center.

First Steps Summer Storytime July 3-Sept. 21 (first and third Tuesdays or Fridays), 9:15-10am or 10:15-11am. Enjoy books, songs, puppets, a parachute and games. Registration required. Walking toddlers-age 2½, with adult. Baby Booktime Summer Storytime July 13-Sept. 28 (second and fourth Fridays), 10:30-11:30am. Introduce your baby to early language experiences through stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Newborns to walkers, with adult. Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave.; 847-432-0216; hplibrary.org.

Spring Canoe May 19, 4-6pm. Heller’s American Canoe Association Certified Naturalists provide canoes, paddles and life jackets for this family event. Dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 6-adult. $20. Skokie Lagoons.

Adult Workshop: Mosaics May 22, 7-9pm. Explore basic techniques such as tile design layout, adhesion and grouting, and design a mosaic frame for a 12inch mirror. All materials included. Ages 18 and up. $18/M, $28/NM. West Ridge Center. Park District of Highland Park, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park; 847-831-3810; pdhp.org.

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Take Great Strides to Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause – to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). In 2011, nearly $38 million was raised to support vital CF programs. More than 100,000 walkers will walk at 600 sites nationwide to support Great Strides. In cities all across the United States, tens of thousands of people just like you are showing their commitment to “adding tomorrows every day” to the lives of those with cystic fibrosis through the simple act of walking. Year after year, volunteers make every Great Strides walk site both fun and successful. Their dedication has helped Great Strides become one of the country’s most effective and efficient fundraising efforts. Since the first Great Strides walk in 1989, more than $214 million has been raised to support the vital research and care programs of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to lifethreatening lung infections. Obstructing the pancreas, it stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters – patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff – we are making a difference. Adding tomorrows every day expresses the mission – and results – of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s steadfast efforts to extend the length and quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis presents daily challenges for approximately 30,000 Americans. But life with the disease is far different today than it was 50, 30, or even 10 years ago. Perhaps the best evidence that many people

with cystic fibrosis are living longer is the fact that more than 45 percent of the CF patient population is now age 18 or older. Recently developed therapies and specialized care have enabled people with CF to gain greater control over their disease. Children and adults are not only living longer, but also living a better quality of life. To highlight the growing need for awareness about cystic fibrosis, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes the month of May as National CF Awareness Month. During this time – and year-round – volunteers, people with cystic fibrosis and their families unite to help shine a spotlight on CF and the progress being made toward a

cure. Great Strides is a wonderful way to support and raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Help blow away Cystic Fibrosis by registering today for a Great Strides team. Upcoming area walks: May 19, Libertyville/Lake Forest walk at Forest Park Beach. Registration starts at 8:30am, and the walk kicks off at 10am. May 20, North Shore walk at Gillson Park in Wilmette. Registration starts at 8:30am, and the walk kicks off at 10am. For more info or to register for Great Strides, call 312-236-4491 or visit cff.org.

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1. On March 23, Catholic Charities Lake County Services hosted its seventh annual “Mayors for Meals” event at the Avalon Restaurant in Gurnee – Leon Rockingham, Mayor of North Chicago; James Barkemeyer, Village President, Bannockburn; Cheri Ditzig, Supervisor, Zion Township; Kathleen O’Connor, Supervisor, Libertyville Township; Jean Smuda, Legislative Aide for State Representative Ed Sullivan; Michelle Mathia, Constituent Services Representative for Congressman Joe Walsh; Ted Wilde, Fire Chief of North Chicago; and Glenn Ryback, Mayor of Wadsworth. Robert Sabonjian Jr., Mayor of Waukegan, welcomed officials as they went out to deliver meals to seniors. 2. The Oakton Community College Board of Trustees elected new officers for 2012-2013 on April 17. Jody Wadhwa of

Northbrook was named the new chairman, replacing previous chairman Ann E. Tennes of Skokie. Student trustee Theresa BashiriRemetio of Park Ridge, recently elected to a one-year term, also was seated. In addition, Joan W. DiLeonardi, Ph.D., of Des Plaines was elected vice chairman, and William Stafford of Evanston was named secretary. The board also includes Tennes, George G. Alexopoulos, Ph.D., of Glenview, Patricia N. Harada of Wilmette and Eric Staley of Northfield. 3. The seventh grade class at Elm Place School in Highland Park chose bullying as a topic for their education program Project Citizen. The class developed a public policy and action plan, then took part in a simulated legislative hearing on bullying April 20, presenting to a panel including Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering.


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Young Adults: Finding a Way Forward in Today’s Economy The “Great Recession” has had implications for almost every population group in the U.S. While improvements in the larger macro economy have enabled most groups to overcome the challenges that they face, young adults (e.g., individuals between the ages of 18 and 29) continue to struggle to find their way in the world. As a result of the recession, many people in this age group lost their jobs. For those graduating from high school and college during this time jobs were not available. As a result of these conditions, many young adults have prolonged their dreams of an independent life; that is, one lived outside of the homes of their parents. Even though the immediate crisis of the recession has begun to abate, young adults continue to struggle with high levels of unemployment. When coupled with issues such as crippling debt from student loans and living expenses, young adults currently face a future that is markedly bleak. Because of their economic circumstances, young adults may choose to put off important social and economic decisions such as starting a family and buying a house. These issues will have implications for young adults as they age and for society in general. Helping young adults find a way forward is thus imperative to the future of our society and the evolution of our economy. For parents providing support for young adults, the challenges ahead are quite daunting. Adult children face considerable obstacles in securing high paying jobs, even with a college degree. Parents must not only contend with these realities for their children, but must also accept the implications that the recession has had for their careers, prospects and savings. Parents providing support for adult children should keep in mind the following:

Fewer Job Prospects: Even though unemployment has declined, statistics from the Census Bureau indicate that the number of jobs for young adults continues to lag behind those for older workers. With fewer jobs, young adult children living at home may be unemployed for long periods of time. Parents may need to adjust family budgets in order to cope with this reality. Low-Wage Jobs: Jobs that are currently available for young adults are typically in the service and retail sectors. These jobs often do not provide high salaries or benefits. Even young adults with college degrees may find that they are only able to acquire low-paying jobs. Again, families adjusting to this reality may need to acknowledge that young adults with jobs may face difficulties in paying their bills and living a financially independent life. More Young Adults are Remaining at Home: Many young adults seek the thrill of living on their own, away from the supervision of their parents. Even though young adults may desire to leave home, many simply cannot afford to manage the costs of an apartment or home. Parents must accept the fact that many adult children will remain at home even into their late 20s and early 30s. Psychological Implications: All of these changes for young adults may have significant implications for mental health outcomes. While young adults may be able to adapt to their new reality, they will face challenges in adjusting their expectations to accept economic limitations. Recognition of the current challenges facing young adults is important for both parents and families. While parents should continue to support their young adult children, they

should also seek ways to promote their independence and autonomy. Parents must also be aware of the psychological implications of the recession and support their adult children as they struggle to make a life for themselves. Even though parents may not be able to solve all of the problems facing their adult children, they can provide important supports that are necessary during this time of upheaval. Understanding the complexity of the issues facing young adults and changing

expectations about the immediate future can provide both parents and young adults with the ability to better cope with the challenges that lie ahead. Dr. Michael Clatch practices at the Courage to Connect Therapeutic Center, 2400 Ravine Way, Suite 600, Glenview. Call 847-347-5757 or visit couragetoconnecttherapy.com. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

Special Needs, Special Times Special needs or not, every kid harbors some kind of fascination. For my Joey, it’s anything that’s got wheels or motors. Bikes, cars, trucks, tractors – if it moves, he’s absolutely captivated by it. Maybe your child loves nature, or perhaps it’s model trains that makes his jaw drop, or it could be art and collectibles that her eyes just can’t take in enough of. This edition of “Special Needs, Special Times” honors that certain something special for the kid in all of us. You know summer is just around the corner when the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Model Railroad Garden in Glencoe opens. That magic date is May 12 and the grounds will continue to stay open daily through Oct. 28. Covering 7,500 square feet, the Model Railroad Garden features 17 gardenscale (G-scale) trains on 1,600 feet of track. Immerse yourself in the delightful sights and sounds of the miniature trains as they traverse high and low through tunnels, across bridges and around buildings – all intricately handcrafted with natural materials, including twigs, bark, leaves, acorns and pebbles. While you’re there, celebrate the season by dropping in on one of the Botanic Garden’s family activities. During the month of May, the calendar of events features a naturethemed Story Time every Monday morning. The Nature in View exhibition, on display through July 8, highlights photographs of the natural world from the Garden Photographic Society. Beginning May 16 and continuing Wednesdays through Sundays until early October, the Garden’s morning Discovery Program enables visitors to explore a variety of gardening topics with volunteers in an informal setting. These all-day sessions are designed to spark curiosity and increase knowledge through one-on-one conversations, demonstrations, discovery

carts, mini tours and activities for all ages. For more information, visit chicagobotanic. org/railroad/index.php. For a unique experience you’re not soon to forget, a jaunt to Evansville is in order. The American Toby Jug Museum there showcases the world’s largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs. Best of all, they cater to children and adults with special needs and admission is always free. Over 6,700 pieces are on display, including many rare and unique jugs within the complete Royal Doulton collection. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm, some of the museum’s highlights include jugs dating all the way back to the 1760s and up to the present day. With pieces attributed to pilgrims, Indians and soldiers to John F. Kennedy, there’s a fascinating ceramic pitcher here that will appeal to everyone. Free group tours are also available by appointment. For more information, visit tobyjugmuseum.com. If you would you like to see your organization’s activities and services described in our upcoming reports, please email your calendar of events and information to steven@joride.com. Contributed by Steven Cohen Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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School Happenings Marie Murphy Represents Illinois at the National Science Olympiad Tournament The Marie Murphy Team once again qualified to represent the state of Illinois in the 2012 National Science Olympiad Tournament, taking place May 19 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. This will be the team’s seventh trip to Nationals in the last eight years. The team medaled in 17 of 23 events, taking first place in five events (Awesome Aquifers, Mission Possible, Reach for the Stars, Storm the Castle, and Water Quality). The team also brought home five second place medals (Anatomy, Dynamic Planet, Meteorology, Mousetrap Vehicle, and Optics); two third place medals (Experimental Design, Forestry); two fourth place medals ( Microbe Mission, Road Scholar) and three fifth place medals (Bottle Rocket, Rocks and Minerals and Towers). The JV team also took home a third place medal in Elastic Launch Glider. The 2012 Marie Murphy Varsity team members are Paul Farcasanu, Katherine Ho, Youngjin Kim, Jamie Knippen, Aiyappa Kodendera, Jason Lee, Regina Madanguit, Lauren Newmark, Michael Rivkin, Elizabeth Sollitt, Ethan Wirth, Jonah Wolfe, Clara Yam, David Yan, and Carissa Yang. Junior Varsity members are Jaine Archambeau, Rachael Berkey, Nick Chan, Kyler Coglan, Stefan Ilic, Robbie Kelly, Angela Lee, Esther Lee, Seoho Lee, James Liang, Alan Qin, Jonathan Silverstein, Danielle Sirivat, Abe Sun, Andrew Wei, Tony Xu, Chelsea Ye, Marina Zambrano, and Noah Zelinsky. The Marie Murphy Team is coached by staff members James Gravagna, Peter Ogden, Darren Persino, and Shannon Wright along with parents CK Kodendera, Dr. Anne Nagle, Dr. Geraldine Newmark, Denise Wirth and Rory Wolfe. District 70 Schools Send Three Teams to Globals Three Libertyville Elementary District 70 teams involved in an international problemsolving program will compete on the global level – the highest possible – this month. Destination Imagination challenges students in problem solving techniques. This year, students from Adler Park, Butterfield, and Highland had teams competing in the state and regional competitions. Three of the four teams recently placed in the first and second slots on the state level, propelling them to the Global competition on May 23-26 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. The sponsors for all the District 70 teams this year are teachers Karen McLean and Ashley Zeinz. The following three teams will compete on the global level. Two teams ranked in first place at the state competition. Highland Middle School’s “That Team Over There” competed in the “Assembly Required” challenge, where teams

designed and built equipment that retrieved parts and delivered assembled products made to order, all to a special story. Highland team members are Elias Anderson, Mitry Anderson, Alex Dikelsky, Jacob Dikelsky, Andy Liu, Annika McDermott-Hinman and Adam Sparks. The manager is Greg Sparks. Butterfield School’s “1, 2, 3 Not It” team also did the challenge “Assembly Required.” Team members of the all-female group include Emma Chandler, Jillian Cote, Hannah Hartshorne, Alyssa Kline and Erin Leese. Team managers are Elizabeth and Doug Chandler. Awarded second place was the Adler Park School team “Gator Warriors,” performing the challenge “News to Me” where students performed a skit about the cause-and-effect relationship between two unrelated news stories, then have all the plans suddenly become discombobulated by a one-minute glitch. Members include Annika Bjorklund, Abigail Cima, Maddy Jacobs and Ellie Seyl. The team manager is Eric Cima. The fourth team competing on the state level, Butterfield School’s “One Small Step For Kids, One Giant Leap For DI” team placed fourth, just out of reach of the global competition. The team performed the “Coming Attraction” challenge, in which the team presented a movie trailer involving characters from at least two nations, featuring an original soundtrack. Team members are Jake Duffy, Tate Constable, Milica Lukic, Allison McLean, Scott Patterson and Jonathon Timm. The managers are Dan Timm and Fred Duffy. Chicagoland Jewish High School Takes First Place in DNA Day Essay Contest In celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) hosted its seventh annual National DNA Day Essay Contest to educate students and teachers about important concepts in genetic science. Nathan Swetlitz, a junior at Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfield, won first place. Swetlitz received a $1,000 monetary prize in recognition of his accomplishment. In addition, Swetlitz’s science teacher Robert Taylor received a $1,000 grant from ASHG for new genetics laboratory equipment. Prize winners were announced April 20 during a live online DNA Day Chatroom, sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The contest challenges high school science students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in human genetics. This year’s question dealt with gene regulation and its role in human disease. Nearly 6,000 essays were written this year, with entries received from 43 U.S. states, along with Canada, Italy, China, Turkey, Greece, India, Bangladesh and Lithuania.

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Mother’s Day Dining Allgauer’s on the Riverfront May 13, 10am-4pm. Treat Mom to a champagne brunch. $37.95, $15.95/ages 4-12. Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 847-664-7999; hilton.com. Benjamin Restaurant May 13, 10am-3pm. Chef Benjamin Brittsan’s buffet features locally-sourced, seasonal American cuisine – omelette and carving stations, hot and cold salads, and more – plus complimentary mimosas for ages 21 and up. $39 (plus tax/gratuity). 1849 Second St., Highland Park; 847-748-8737; benjaminrestaurant.com. Bertucci’s Steak and Seafood May 13, 10am-2:30pm (brunch), 2-9pm (dinner). $19.95, $8.95/ages 10 and under. 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood; 847-4326663; bertuccisitaliansteakhouse.com. Deer Path Inn May 13, 10:30am-2:30pm. $49, $25/ages 12 and under. 255 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest; 847-234-2280; dpihotel.com. Glenview House May 13. Stop in on Mother’s Day and take advantage of special menu items. 1843 Glenview Road; 847-724-0692; theglenviewhouse.com. The Grille on Laurel May 13. $21.95, $9.95/ages 12 and under. 181 E. Laurel Ave., Lake Forest; 847-2349660; thegrilleonlaurel.com. Gusto Italiano May 13, 11am-3pm. Enjoy a prime rib, champagne brunch, along with Mother’s Day dinner specials from 4-9pm. Dinner options include Veal Saltim Boca, Fettucini Siciliano, Four Cheese Ravioli with Spring Lamb Ragu Sauce and more. $21.95, $9.95/children. 1470 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-729-5444; gustorestaurant.com. Pinstripes May 13, 9:30am-3pm. Brunch includes one mimosa, made-to-order omelettes, carved prime rib, fresh seafood, dessert and a chocolate fountain. $28, $14/ages 6-12, free/5 and under. 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook; 847-480-2323; pinstripes.com. Wildfire Glenview May 13, 11am-9pm. Choose from daily specials, along with the regular Wildfire dinner menu. 1300 Patriot Blvd.; 847-6576363; wildfirerestaurant.com. Wildfire Lincolnshire May 13, 10am-2pm (brunch). Enjoy the holiday brunch menu, as well as Wildfire’s regular dinner menu thru 9pm. 235 Parkway Drive; 847-279-7900; wildfirerestaurant.com.

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Learn the History of Mother’s Day Every May women around the world are celebrated for their sacrifices and contributions to the family. However, it wasn’t until the 1900s that mothers were honored with their own day. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis was a young Appalachian homemaker who, beginning in 1858, attempted to improve sanitation and nursing procedures through women’s clubs. It wasn’t Anne Marie, but rather her daughter, Ann Jarvis, who created the Mother’s Day that we celebrate today. Anna spent many years caring for her aging and ailing mother, who died on May 9, 1905. Anna noticed that many children failed to respect and honor their mothers while they were alive, and it wasn’t until after they passed away that these children recognized what they had lost in their parent.

Thus, in 1907 Anna Jarvis attempted to establish Mother’s Day to “honor mothers, living and dead” by starting campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Together with her friends, Jarvis began writing letters to urge ministers, businessmen and congressmen to declare a national Mother’s Day holiday. Her efforts paid off. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 10, 1908 and honored the late Anne Marie Reeves Jarvis. After this initial celebration, Mother’s Day caught on. The Mother’s Day International Association was established on December 12, 1912, to promote and encourage meaningful observances of the event. And on May 9, 1914, a presidential proclamation declared that every year the second Sunday in May would be observed as Mother’s Day.

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Mom may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special – especially for their eco-conscious moms – there are a number of different gift options to make Mom’s big day as eco-friendly as it is enjoyable. An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. When you jot down your list of gift ideas, think about adding these “green” gifts. Make a basket of gardening gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. Plants are so plentiful and varied that there are bound to be ideal flowers or greenery for every mother’s tastes. Compile different gardening essentials, such as seeds or seedlings, organic soil mix, mulch, all-natural compost and a few different planting containers. You can also include gardening gloves and ergonomic tools made of recycled materials. Finish the gift with the inclusion of a book that describes different garden designs and gives tips for beginners. Dine at a local restaurant. Many families take Mom out for a meal on her special day. To make the experience eco-friendly, select among restaurants that are close to home in the area. Explore the possibilities of restaurants that may serve foods made with local, organic ingredients. If you cannot find such a restaurant, do not worry; just choose a local establishment to conserve fuel.

sensor, can improve gas mileage by as much as 40 percent. Also, be sure to have her car tires properly inflated. She can be losing gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in all four tires. Getting an oil change with the recommended grade of motor oil is another gas mileage improvement measure.

Pay for a car tune-up. Improving the gas mileage on Mom’s car is one gift that can be environmentally friendly. According to the United States Department of Energy, keeping a car in shape can help save money and improve fuel economy. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen

Purchase eco-friendly kitchen items. It may be a major faux pas to give Mom an appliance or a new vacuum for Mother’s Day. However, if your mother is an avid cook or baker, she may appreciate some new mixing bowls or utensils made from recycled materials. If Mom is the consummate

entertainer, get her new glass tumblers and sipping straws made from recycled glass. They are perfect for serving cocktails and outdoor entertaining.

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Pamper Mom with organic products. What mom doesn’t enjoy a little pampering from time to time? You can treat your mother to a spa experience at home by assembling a basket full of organic shampoo, conditioner, massage oils, bath salts and any other organic spa items you can find.

Spend the day outdoors. Most moms cherish any gift from their children, whether lavish or simple. A nice, eco-friendly gift is to spend time together. Research local parks or hiking trails and plan a day where you both commune with nature. Or even head to the seaside for a relaxing day. Explore the landscape and be on the lookout for birds and washed up treasure from the sea. Plan to finish the day with a homemade picnic lunch.

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RESTAURANT SHOWCASE

Gauchos Roam at Sake & Samba First there was Fogo de Chao. Then along came Sal e Carvao, followed by Brazzaz and Texas de Brazil, all in Chicago’s highrent downtown district. These churrascarias, or Brazilian steakhouses, introduced a brand of gaucho gastronomy that has carnivores salivating. For those unfamiliar with the concept, you can indulge in Chuck Pecoraro cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken like there’s no tomorrow for a fixed price. After helping yourself to a well-stocked salad bar, a parade of waiters dressed in black gaucho garb converge on your table toting slabs of skewered meat and fowl. They keep on coming, fueling an all-you-can-eat frenzy until you indicate you’ve had enough. These meat emporiums are basically alike in cuisine, service and pricing. A slight variation showed up last June, however, when Sake & Samba made its debut in Vernon Hills. The sake (Japanese rice wine) half of the name refers to sushi at the salad bar and sake and Japanese beer from the regular bar. Samba emphasizes Brazilian flavors and flair. Call it Brazil meets Japan. What really separates Sake & Samba from the others is the check totals. Weeknight and Sunday dinners are $19.95, weekend dinner is $24.95, lunches are $14.95. Salad bar only is $17.95 for dinner, $12.95 for lunch. Kids meals are $9.95 to $12.95. Even when you

add beverages, tax and tip, that’s still about half of what you’ll pay at the downtown churrascarias. The one-price-eats-all experience begins with a basket of cheese muffins and trip to the soup-to-nuts salad station. Choose from 35 items in all, from steaming soup (the lentil is a standout) to more greens, cheeses, vegetables, fruit and trimmings than you can shake a fork at, to toothsome sushi morsels like California rolls. Word of caution: this potpourri of appealingly displayed food comes with a subtle temptation to keep going back for seconds and thirds. Be sure to save most of your appetite for what the gauchos are bringing because that’s what this type of dining is all about. Now it’s showtime. Each diner gets a wooden marker painted red and green. Leave the green side facing upward and a gaucho shows up with whatever is on his skewer. Red is the signal to skip you this time around. These dudes are not only trained to describe the fare, but to pile it on so you get your money’s worth. Meats are slow-roasted with a mesquite charcoal essence and served as close to rare, medium or well done as possible. There are 12 to sample, including the signature Picanah, a top sirloin cut liberally seasoned with sea salt. More pungent is steak aroused with robust garlic sauce. Both the top Alcatra and bottom Fraldinha carvings are seasoned and finished with an earthy char tone. Pick of the pack is Filet Mignon, offered only on weekends, wrapped in bacon for extra zip. Non-beef selections are Frango chicken

Experience a culinary crossover of Brazilian and Japanese delicacies at Sake & Samba. breast basted in a snappy marinade, pork crusted with Parmesan, and Lunguica pork sausage. Grilled pineapple arrives regularly to cleanse the palate. The only sides are mashed potatoes and grilled bananas. If there’s any room left after this meat marathon, the strawberry papaya creme and silky flan desserts promise a refreshing ending. The wine list plays up South American labels, while Brazilian cocktails are inspired by the swinging bars of Rio de Janeiro. Sake & Samba is spacious and gracious – 180 seats in a classy setting of wooden floors and furnishings, shades of red, abstract art, soft lighting and bossa nova background music. Manager Antonio Russomano and comanager Edgar Hernandez are the hospitable hosts.

Sake & Samba, 700 N. Milwaukee Ave. (in Hawthorn Hills Square mall), Vernon Hills; 847-367-5607; sakesamba.com. Tidbits: Lunch and dinner are served daily, except for Mondays. Ample parking is available. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Chuck Pecoraro has authored more than 1,500 restaurant reviews and food articles over the past three decades. His articles have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Suburban Life, Naperville Sun, Fra Noi, and on two websites. Contact him at chuckpecoraro@sbcglobal.net. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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I love spring. That’s because all of the plants start coming to life. The first ones we can see are all the green leafy vegetables. I can’t wait to go out and start digging for dandelions. Yes, to eat. I love dandelion greens and I know they are so good for you. I don’t have pets and I don’t Chef Kim Bisk put any chemicals in my yard so I’m sure of the safety of what I’m eating. For those of you who don’t trust digging them up from your yard, they can be bought at your grocery store. I realize many folks aren’t into the whole dandelion thing, so the recipe below is for kale, but it’s really my recipe for dandelions. Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamins K and C, and is reasonably rich in calcium. Kale, as with broccoli and other greens like mustard greens, spinach and dandelions, contains an ingredient with potent anti-cancer properties. Boiling decreases the levels of its properties; however, steaming or stir frying do not result in significant loss. This is a recipe you can make all year round by using any green vegetable that’s in season. Just use regular broccoli florets or broccoli rapini (rabe) which you can find any time of the year. This recipe can be done with any one or a mix of all of these wonderful greens.

Sauteed Kale 2 lb kale 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp pepper flakes 3 garlic cloves (finely sliced) ½ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper ¼ cup water (if needed) [1] Wash kale thoroughly with fresh water. [2] Cut the harder vein parts in half and cut lengthwise, then chop the leaves into large pieces. [3] Heat oil in a large sauté pan at medium high heat, add garlic and pepper flakes (don’t let the garlic burn or you’ll have to start all over). [4] Add kale, sprinkle salt and pepper over it, and with tongs, turn until kale is wilted (add water if too dry) and cook at lower heat, until the stem parts are cooked through. This can be served hot or room temperature as a side dish. It can also be added to a soup. Recipe time: 20 min. Serves 4-6. When substituting with bitter greens or dandelions, to lessen the bitter taste (which I don’t, because I love it bitter), I boil them for 3 minutes in salted water to wilt them and yet not lose too many of the nutrients. Chef Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen, providing personal chef and catering services to northern Ill. and southern Wis. Visit them at kimandellory.com. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for the Grill It doesn’t matter whether you barbecue year-round or put the barbecue away for the winter, it’s always a good idea to clean it thoroughly once or twice a year. Take a look at these tips to make the job easier: What you will need: a steel putty knife, heavy-duty vacuum and brass bristle barbecue brush, plus cleaning supplies including a degreaser for heavy grime, a glass cleaner with ammonia for exterior cleaning and stainless steel cleaner/polish for finishing touches. First step: Attach your barbecue to the propane tank or natural gas connection. Use a mixture of dish soap and warm water to coat all connections to test for leaks – any bubbling at connections means there is a leak. Stop everything and consult your local barbecue dealer for more help. If your barbecue passes the leak test, remove the grids and heat medium. If possible, remove the burners and inspect them for damage and blockages. A piece of wire with some cloth on the end is an excellent way to clear blockages from the burner.

Clean: Reinstall the burners, heat media, and cooking grids. Light your barbecue and let it heat up to 200 F. Turn everything off and let it cool until it is just warm to the touch. Brush the grids thoroughly on both top and bottom. Remove the grids and set aside. Use your grill brush to remove any debris on the heat media, then remove them to expose the burners and cook box. Using your putty knife, scrape the sides of the cook box to remove any caked-on debris. If your barbecue has a removable grease tray, take it out with the debris. If you have a closed-bottom cook box, use your heavyduty vacuum to clean up all the loose ash and debris in the cook box. Quick Tip: Reinstall the grease tray, heat medium, and cooking grids. Heat your barbecue to at least 400 F and season your cooking grids with olive or grapeseed oil. This will protect your cooking grids and can prevent food from sticking. Take a minute to inspect your barbecue’s exterior for any other damage and follow the above process to clean your side burner as well. Check wheels and casters for any damage.


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The songs in the game are among the most popular songs of the 70’s and 80’s. Some of the songs were recorded by more than one artist. We are looking for the artist that is mostly closely associated with that song. Some answers may be used more than once! Contributed by Jack Schmerer, owner of RMS Productions, which offers creative and production services for high-quality media. To contact him, call 847-812-0789, email jack@rmsproductions.com, or visit rmsproductions.com.

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39. Baseball’s world championship 42. Knights’ tunic 44. Small pigeon shelter 46. Meredith, Johnson & Shula 47. 20th U.S. President 53. Pitcher Hershiser 54. Sans _____: typeface 55. High water tide 57. Sew up a falcon’s eyelids 58. Mexican plant fiber 59. Taxis 60. Fermented rice beverage 61. A mode of living 62. Formerly (archaic) CLUES DOWN 1. Fall back time 2. Has a sour taste 3. Gangrenous inflammation 4. Spoon or fork 5. What is added to the

augend 6. Cambodian monetary units 7. Golda __, Israeli P. M. 8. “Walk Don’t Run” actress Samantha 9. Often the last movements of a sonata 10. Contaminated water disease 11. Indian dress 12. Musical pitch symbol 13. Horse foot sheath 21. 007’s Flemming 22. A billiards stick 25. Catches with a lasso 26. 3rd part of a Greek ode 27. Elephant’s name 29. Distinctive odor that is pleasant 30. A small sharp fruit knife 31. Improve by critical ediiting 37. Droplet in a colloidal system 38. Failure to be present 40. Winged goddess of the dawn 41. Static balance between opposing forces 42. Treacle candy 43. Black tropical American cuckoo 45. Discharge from the body 46. Training by multiple repetitions 47. A Chinese image in a shrine 48. Length X width 49. Mild and submissive 50. Affectedly artistic 51. Tragic Shakespeare king 52. Taps gently 56. Time in far western states

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Steve Bowman, Owner of Express Employment Professionals Steve Bowman is the owner of award-winning Express Employment Professionals, a human resource firm in Libertyville. The office has been in business since 1988, fulfilling the company’s mission to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping businesses find good employees. Express, currently ranked third in the commercial staffing sector, provides expertise to local companies in need of permanent and temporary talent and human resource services. WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations, if any, have you pursued? SB: Prior to purchasing the Express franchise I spent 25 years in the information management industry in operations for Fortune 400 companies, and five years in the dot-com industry before that part of the economy made significant adjustments. WH! Name one person you’d consider a hero or role model and explain why. SB: At the time I probably didn’t know it, but looking back I realize that my work ethic was shaped by my millwright father, who never missed a day of work in 43 years, and my older brother who knew how to treat people with dignity and extend a helping hand. WH! Tell us about a work experience from which you learned a valuable lesson.

or issue resolves itself or morphs into another opportunity.

WH! What aspect(s) of your business are you most proud of?

WH! Tell us about the best business trip you’ve ever been on.

SB: Express provides a unique vehicle to make a meaningful and material difference in the productivity and bottom line of our clients and provides a livelihood for our associates to provide for themselves and their families.

SB: Private jet to Colorado to tour a plant, then being whisked away by a helicopter to land near the first tee at Castle Pines Country Club to join my clubs already strapped on the golf cart awaiting my tee time (those arrived on a separate helicopter hours before). WH! If you could have gotten in on the ground floor of any business deal in history, what would it have been? SB: To have been one of the first 53 employees to join one of my former employers’ internet startup firms that achieved the distinction of having a larger market cap, at the time, than General Motors. WH! What’s your advice for someone just starting a business in the area? SB: Know yourself and know whether the market needs what you have to offer. Prospects will purchase your services if you can remove the pain from their current situation or you prove you offer more value or service convenience. Know that “No” could be “Yes, but not right now.”

WH! What exciting things are on the horizon for your business, and where will it be in five years? 15 years? 30 years? SB: The growth potential for the human resource staffing industry is awesome and other than the healthcare services industry, it is the fastest growing sector in the economy. The concept of using and leveraging a competent, skillful contingent work force is growing in popularity in the U.S. The proliferation of the internet enables talent to be fluid and mobile. The concept that “I work for a company” is being replaced with “I work for my career,” and since career aspirants can be mobile they will likely increase their mobility and end up working for many companies. My company can find talent, test applicants for skill sets, locate jobs and continue to serve as the broker for companies needing talent. WH! What’s the most difficult obstacle or most challenging time your business has had to overcome?

markets, financial challenges and, frankly, “too much noise.” Obtaining mindshare amongst all of these competing demands can be difficult, so that’s why our main strengths are persistence and outstanding communication. WH! What’s your business’ motto/mission statement? SB: To help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. WH! What’s your favorite wall decoration (plaque, poster, picture, etc.) in your office? SB: Pictures of my wife and adult children and an aerial photograph of a private lake in the upper peninsula of Michigan, where we plan to build the family retirement compound. WH! What’s the best thing America could do to ensure the success of its businesses? SB: Since excessive government regulation and taxation burdens business, less of each could mean more success for small business and more expansion for the economy. If coupled with campaign finance reform and term limits we stand a better chance of electing representatives more interested in doing the right thing versus the expedient thing.

WH! How did you get your start in business? SB: Over the course of my career, I quickly learned that not everything is as it appears to be and if you take the time to probe, investigate and discover facts and circumstances you’ll end up making the right decision. In some cases, not making a decision becomes a decision and the problem

SB: Researched the industry, completed my due diligence and leveraged my consulting and outsourcing experience and ‘C’ level selling experience to purchase the business from a previous franchisee nearing retirement. From start to finish, it took 10 weeks.

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SB: Once we gain access to a decision maker, our job of explaining our value proposition typically leads to satisfying a talent request. Getting to a decision maker quickly is our most difficult obstacle as most are faced with a multitude of problems including regulatory nightmares, resource shortages, changing

WH! How does the North Shore or north suburban clientele affect your business? SB: This area represents our talent pool to find, attract and employ qualified professionals and skilled associates to fill CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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Cargo for Boys Apparel in Highland Park Catering exclusively to boys, Cargo for Boys carries sizes from infant to XL, and the largest assortment of Wes & Willy brand apparel. Videogames are also on hand to keep boys busy while moms shop. Returns are accepted with full refunds for incorrect sizing or if the boys just don’t care for their clothes. 10am-5pm Mon-Thu-Sat, 12-5pm Sun. 479 Central Ave., Highland Park; 847-748-8161; cargo4boys.com. The BookMarket Takes Part in the First World Book Night On April 23, The BookMarket at The Glen Town Center participated in the first World Book Night. Volunteers across the country gave away half a million books to hospitals, nursing homes, schools and more. Titles were chosen by a panel of booksellers and librarians, and printing of the books was made possible by the generosity of

authors, publishers, and book manufacturing companies. 2651 Navy Blvd, Glenview; theglentowncenter.com. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Opens New Physician Offices Northwestern Memorial HealthCare opened its new Highland Park physician office in April, with other locations coming soon. All physicians have faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “We are excited about this expansion because it broadens access to the quality primary and specialty care that patients trust and that Northwestern is so widely known for,” said Daniel Derman, MD, president, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group and vice president, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Deerfield and Evanston offices open this November, with Glenview scheduled for 2013. 600 N. Central Ave., Highland Park; 312-926-3627; nmpg.com.


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Viper Alley Goes to the Extreme with Hip Hop’s Vanilla Ice Ginger and Scott – Celebrating Classic Couples May 12, 7:30pm. The pair’s silky smooth vocals blend together in a tribute to the memorable duets of classic couples like Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and more. $25. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-577-2121; metropolisarts.com. Pilgrim Chamber Players May 13, 3pm. The last program of the season features a world premiere and Pilgrim Chamber Players commission, “From the Fever-World,” by Polish composer Joanna Bruzdowicz. The piece is based on poetry by American writer Jehanne Dubrow. Both Dubrow and Bruzdowicz speak before the performance. Guest soprano Julia Bentley is accompanied by a string quartet and piano. $8-$20. Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road; 847-433-0972; pilgrimplayers.org. Vanilla Ice May 18, 8:30pm. Rapper, extreme athlete and home improvement TV personality Robert Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, returns to the stage. His single “Ice Ice Baby” was the first hip hop track to top the Billboard charts. Ice’s latest album, “WTF – Vision, Tenacity and Focus,” was released last August. $20-$50. Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-499-5000; viper-alley.com. The Secret Garden Thru May 19, 10am (Saturdays). This production from the Wilmette Theatre’s Actors Training Center Repertory Company unlocks the magic of springtime. Orphaned

in India, Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle and his invalid son. On the estate, she discovers a locked garden filled with magic, a boy who talks to birds, and a cousin she brings back to health by putting him to work in the garden. $12. 1122 Central Ave.; 847-251-7424; wilmettetheatre.com. The Bach Boys May 20, 4pm. North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble’s final concert for the season includes works by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Christian Bach and Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach. Seating is limited. $35, $25/ seniors, $10/children and students. North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel Ave., Glencoe; 847-835-1227; chamber-arts-ensemble.org. Chris Walz May 20, 7pm. Walz’ projects include Weavermania, the Mark Dvorak Trio and Long Journey Home with Keith Baumann. Kourtney Bradfish opens. $12, $10/seniors and members. Aleks’ Restaurant, 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff; 847-602-8882; thelakecountyfolkclub.org.

Hip hop and reality TV star Vanilla Ice appears at Lincolnshire’s Viper Alley May 18.

The Music Man Thru May 20, 12 and 3:30pm (Sun) and 7pm (Thu). The Jewish Community Center Chicago’s Young Actors Ensemble production features traveling salesman Harold Hill, who fabricates a delinquency problem in River City in the hopes of convincing townspeople to invest in a boys’ band. Hill’s charisma leads the locals to ignore their suspicions and embrace fantasy. Enjoy memorable musical numbers, a barbershop quartet and more. $12, $8/ages 7 and under ($15/$10 at the door). Elaine and Zollie Frank Theater, Mayer

Lend Me a Tenor Thru June 3, 3pm (Sun) and 8pm (Thu/Fri/ Sat). Ken Ludwig’s farce is set in 1934, as the Cleveland Grand Opera Company welcomes world famous tenor Tito Morelli to perform at the gala season opener. Just minutes before the curtain rises, Morelli goes missing. Desperate, the general manager coaxes assistant Max into filling in for the performance. $35/Thu-Sun, $37.50/Fri-Sat. Discounts are available. Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; 847-735-8554; citadeltheatre.org.

Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church St., Skokie; 847-763-3518; gojcc.org.

The Pirates of Penzance Thru June 10, 1 and 8pm (Wed), 8pm (ThuFri), 4:30 and 8pm (Sat), and 1 and 5pm (Sun). This comedic opera follows young Frederic, mistakenly apprenticed to a band of pirates. Released from servitude on his 21st birthday, he meets the fair maiden Mabel, daughter of Major-General Stanley. When it appears that Frederic remains indebted to the pirates, Mabel agrees to wait faithfully. Full of roving rogues and dazzling damsels, the show is a treasure chest of mischievous musical mayhem. $41-49 (discounts and dinner options available). The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; marriotttheatre.com.

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A longtime reader, I was excited by your column “Modern Day Alchemy.” I had read your experience with Freecycle, and while that was good, my stuff is worth money to me. So how do I turn that stuff into both empty space and money? Your column on eBay and Craiglist Dave Kaufman was great. It inspired me to start the process using eBay. I have sold a few things and it seemed pretty easy. So first, thank you. But then I ran into a dilemma – for a heavy item, a TV, I don’t want to ship it so how do I know what to list it for on Craigslist? Any help? Spring Cleaning for Profit Dear Profit, Your signature was so awesome it became the title to this column. What a wordsmith. Interestingly, the Techlife offices have a story for you, but be prepared for the twist. Many years ago the Techlife offices bought a 36-inch Sony television. In those days, it was the largest picture tube on the market. It was a great TV, with a beautiful picture on a flat glass screen. The massive television weighed nearly 300 pounds, making it bulky and awkward. Moving the television always took at least two adults. Shortly thereafter, the era of high definition was unleashed. The Sony did a great job early on keeping up with the quality of the first HD sets on the market. Visitors often asked if we had a new HDTV, as the picture was so crisp. Over time, HD sets improved and then the second phase of television development occurred – thin. From plasma to LCD, the surfaces became larger and the depth became smaller. The world was excited by crisp HD images on a canvas no thicker than, well, a canvas. “Thanks for the history lesson, professor. I just want to sell my TV,” I can hear you thinking. As our story continues, Techlife decided it was time to get a new thin HDTV. What to do

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with the Sony? As you noted, eBay is not an option, leaving Craigslist. I used two methods to research price. Search Craigslist for the model number and compare existing listings. This is simple, but unlike eBay, Craigslist doesn’t provide completed sales data. Sometimes you see the same item listed a second time with a reduced price, which is a clue. Craigslist can be a science. Search Priceonomics for the model number and compare existing listings. Priceonomics is a 2011 startup with the goal of being “the price guide for everything.” They started out with price guides for 50,000 categories of used items, including bicycles, televisions, speakers, monitors, turntables, computers and cell phones. The “simple” goal was to have price estimates for everything bought and sold. Ambitious, aren’t they? As of this publication, they have 21 categories and 163 subcategories. Now that I had a price range, I took some photos and listed it for $10 less than the lowest end of the range on Craigslist. I just wanted it gone. Nothing happened. People don’t want to pay for a big bulky TV when they can buy a sleek thin one. Next, I turned to Freecycle. Someone out there would surely want it for free. Of course, the same problem existed. Who wants a behemoth when svelte is in? Finally, I reached out to my network and offered it to a non-profit. Happily, a few group homes replied and were eager. One showed up with a truck and picked it up. The twist? Figure out first whether what you have is worth selling or if donation is more appropriate for everyone. Your “profit” might just be having more free space than before. What is online? Techlife is both a print and online experience. Have some great Craigslist stories or questions? Leave a comment online at dkworldwide.com/techlife. Dave Kaufman, a syndicated columnist, owns DK Worldwide, a design, web, print, and social media marketing firm that helps clients with online and offline challenges. Contact Dave, it’s easy: techlife@dkworldwide.com, or follow him on Twitter – @dkworldwide. You know you want to.

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Varicose Veins: Unattractive, and Potentially Dangerous It is not surprising that the majority of people have heard of varicose veins. No one really likes them, since they have a reputation of being unattractive, but most people don’t realize they can also cause serious health issues. What are Varicose Veins? The full name of the disease is actually “insufficiency of superficial veins of lower extremities,” or more simply, “venous insufficiency.” Besides being unsightly, the condition can cause multiple other signs and symptoms, like tiredness, heaviness in the legs and feet, cramps, brown discoloration, restless leg syndrome, swelling, numbness, itching, and burning. “Spider” veins—small blue, bluish or purple vessels (technically called telangiectasia)—are a manifestation of this disease as well, if they form in the legs and feet. Once venous insufficiency progresses, complications can develop, like thrombophlebitis, trophic ulcers, reperfusion cellulitis, swelling of an extreme degree called anasarca, progressive infections called phlegmasia, and even skin cancer. Other, less common problems include chronic pelvic pain and orthostatic hypotension. What’s really going wrong in these veins? It all starts in the small folds on the inside lining. In a vein of a normal diameter, the folds located on opposite walls can reach each other to form a valve, allowing blood to move only in one direction: upstream. Such veins are called “competent” or “sufficient.” In even slightly enlarged veins, those folds do not meet. The blood, therefore, can go either direction. The abnormal valves are appropriately called “incompetent,” and the vein is called “insufficient.” Normally, blood in our legs moves against gravity to reach the heart; in an insufficient vein, however, the blood will be directed vertically down, toward the feet. Health Consequences Insufficient veins can have many detrimental consequences. The ones most people know about are mechanical—such as dilated, varicose veins; and swollen legs and feet. However, many people don’t realize the biochemical consequences, like increased toxins in the blood. The blood flowing through our veins is “used” blood. It doesn’t contain oxygen or nutrients, and it’s loaded with carbon dioxide and other end products of metabolism. These waste materials need to be filtered through the kidneys, liver, gastro-intestinal tract, and lungs, and eventually, expelled from the body. Typically, the body

is efficient in getting rid of these toxins, so they don’t hang around long enough to cause trouble. In insufficient veins, however, such blood is being forcefully injected back into peripheral tissues, poisoning them and depriving them from the fresh blood normally brought in by the arteries. How is it Treated? How do we treat this problem? Regardless of the signs and symptoms, treatment should be directed at the cause—poor circulation. First, we need to identify the veins with incompetent valves. Second, we need to stop the blood from flowing through them. Any treatment not directed at improving circulation is not efficient, at best, and is often detrimental, with the potential of accelerating the disease or leading to further complications. In the old days, surgeons made a large, entire-leg incision and removed the affected veins during an operation. Not only was it disfiguring, invasive, and requiring of general anesthesia—with long recovery consisting of multiple limitations and complications—

TESTIMONIALS “My leg ulcer has completely healed! I can’t believe that I can finally wear short pants. USA Vein Clinics not only took great care of me, they were kind enough to watch my children while I was being treated.” “Four years ago, I noticed that my ankles would start to swell when I was sitting down for long periods of time at my job in the collections department. I hoped the swelling and pain would go away, but during the next 2 years, things got worse. I couldn’t play sports with my children, and I had to use a stroller to walk from my car to the supermarket. And when the winter came, I felt as if I was walking on glass. I started to get depressed because I was supposed to be in the prime of my life and yet I felt as if I was 60 years old. Thankfully, my sister heard about USA Vein Clinics. Both of my legs are back to normal. And I don’t need to take any more pain medications. I feel awesome.”

“looking for it” with our eyes was a crude way to find an insufficient vein. Today, we find abnormal veins with an ultrasound machine using specific sophisticated criteria, measurements and calculations. It’s precise, painless, and takes quick. Once the vein is identified, there are several types of treatment designed to seal the vein from the inside, as opposed to surgical removal. Endovenous Laser Therapy is the most advantageous approach. Upon treatment, the vein not only remains closed, but in the majority of cases, it slowly disintegrates while being digested by surrounding soft tissues. Consequently, the question of recurrence due to re-opening of the treated vein does not exist anymore: the vein is gone. At U.S. A. Vein Clinics, physicians with high qualifications in vascular pathology— specializing exclusively in management of venous insufficiency and its complications—conduct meticulous evaluations, perform indicated testing, and administer appropriate treatment on a case-by-case basis. In our centers, the relationship

“The doctors at USA Vein Clinics gave me a new life! I stopped traveling because of my varicose veins. But now, we’re planning a special trip for our 50th wedding anniversary. I look and feel a lot younger.”

between doctor and patient doesn’t stop upon completion of treatment; we always follow our patients to ensure perfect results and full satisfaction. USA Vein Clinics centers have three convenient locations in the Chicagoland area – Northbrook, Belmont Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue, and Elk Grove Village. For more information visit us on the web www.usaveinclinics.com or please call 847-346-0070 The USA Vein Clinics are State of the Art centers specializing in treatment of venous disorders where expertise of cardio-vascular surgeons brings you healthy and beautiful legs. The founder of the USA Vein Clinics - Yan Katsnelson, M.D. is a Harvard trained Cardio-Vascular Surgeon who is an expert in minimally invasive surgery. The expertise of a top-notch cardiac surgeon and deep knowledge of vascular problems makes USA Vein Clinics a unique place helping people with a variety of vascular problems. USA Vein Clinics offer the newest office-based treatment of varicose veins - Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), which is approved by Medicare and most insurances We speak Spanish, Polish, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian and Hebrew www.USAVeinClinics.com

“I’ve been suffering from vein disease for more than 20 years. I even tried surgery on one leg which took seven months and didn’t work. I wish I had gone to USA Vein Clinics first. Don’t waste time. Make an appointment with USA Vein Clinics today. You’ll be amazed by the results.” “I feel as if I’ve received a brand new pair of legs! It’s hard to believe that I can finally walk around the block. I haven’t been able to do that for the past 7 years. And my 20 year old granddaughter was amazed when I was able to walk quickly up the stairs. The entire staff at USA Vein Clinics was so friendly and helpful.”

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