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Home & Lifestyle Home Design: Before the weather turns cooler, it



You want to work with a place where you’re going to be treated with respect.

might be a good idea to check out that old fireplace and have it inspected. Better yet, turn it into the focal point of your living room with a gorgeous stone surround. Schwake Stone and Fireplace Company in Mundelein; Delta Construction Inc. in Lake Forest; and Lindemann Chimney Service in Lake Bluff offer suggestions for fine-tuning that fireplace. Artist Profile: The newest art gallery in Lake Forest — Re-invent — is hosting the work of Japanese resident artist Shota Kawahara. Find out how his ties to the 24-year-old owners of the gallery have brought him to Lake County. Night Life: The final installment of our summer night life guide suggests more fun activities and places to hit up in Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Grayslake and Lake Villa!



Fashion & Beauty

On the Cover: The Lake Forest Shop has been helping ladies find fashionable clothing for the last 90 years. Take a look as they showcase the latest trends that are must-haves for the fall season. Check out this fall fashion guide with outfits from retailers in Westfield Hawthorn mall in Vernon Hills! Cover Inset: Want to look hip and in, but don’t have the budget for those designer labels? Consignment boutiques have you covered, offering lower prices without sacrificing style. Full DisClothesure in Libertyville and Ooh La La in Antioch explain how savvy can be stylish, too.


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Amy Lewis, Internet sales manager at Liberty Auto Plaza


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Once school starts, that doesn’t mean the learning stops at home. Laurie Calta of Round Lake’s The Goddard School and Sarah Lofsness of St. John Lutheran School in Libertyville share ways to link classroom learning to fun activities at home or in the community — such as having your child measure ingredients for a cake. Buying a car can be a stressful process, especially for a woman car shopping alone. But Amy Lewis of Liberty Auto Plaza in Libertyville says a little bit of online research can help ladies feel more confident the next time they have to deal with a dealer. Plus, find out more about Tires and HEELS — a way for women to become empowered when it comes to auto safety.

Health 32


Work It Out: Many women fear excess underarm New! fat and the image of flabby arms. Scott Schwartz,

a sports performance trainer at Athletic Republic in Libertyville, offers four arm exercises to combat such troubles that easily can be done at home. How much sleep does your body really need? And what can you do if you’re restless at night? Check out these sleep tips from Dr. Philip Goduco, a Vernon Hills dentist who helps patients with snoring and sleep apnea; Dr. Alexander Golbin, medical director of the Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute in Vernon Hills; and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Out & About




Social Life: A new salon in Vernon Hills, the

coronation of Lake County Fair queens and upgraded businesses – see what’s been happening in Lake County … through pictures! If you’re looking for Labor Day plans, our arts and events calendars have a bunch of ways to celebrate — along with art events and other activities to try for the entire month! Our Town: The Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Find out more about the influential Lehmann family.

from the editor

Hello, Fashion


’ve got to warn you.

In September, we focus our Lake County Magazine on fashion, and accordingly, I’ve recently visited many women’s boutiques and clothing stores to oversee photo shoots for our stories. And when all of the camera lights had flashed and all of the models had gone … I had to go on a little shopping trip of my own. After you look through this issue, you may feel compelled to do the same. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you. Even if you don’t think you’re all that caught up on the latest trends, I bet you notice the fashion around you more than you give yourself credit for. You like the outfits some of the girls at the office wear to work; you make mental notes to look for a similar blouse the next time you’re out shopping. Conversely, you don’t like some of the ties the men choose to don, and you vow never to buy your husband that color shirt again.

Everyone has an eye for fashion of some kind.

This issue is dedicated to helping you find what looks good on you — just in time for fall. In these pages, we talk to The Lake Forest Shop, which has been helping women stay stylish for the last 90 years (page 20). Ellen Stirling, who took over the shop that was started by her grandmother in 1922, has a great eye for fashion and shares some of her tips with us about what will look great this fall. We also give you a visual representation of just a sampling of what you can find at some of the stores in Westfield Hawthorn mall in Vernon Hills (page 22). Hopefully, our photo spread sparks your imagination and helps you find pieces to create outfits of your own. And for those of us looking to save a buck without compromising on the latest fashions, we visit two consignment shops — Full DisClothesure in Libertyville and Ooh La La in Antioch — to better understand how style and savvy can fit in the same sentence (page 26). Hopefully, you come away with a better sense of what you like — and what you don’t like — and I hope you do have a chance to plan your own fall shopping trip soon!

Check out our fashion photo spread featuring items like these shoes from Gap on page 22. Photo by KG Photography

Make sure to check out our monthly Home Design series, which this month offers tips on how to upgrade or just clean up your fireplace (page 8); ideas to keep your kids learning at home with fun, creative activities (page 28); and tips from females in the auto business as they share ways to feel confident while you’re car shopping (page 30). We’ve got a lot in store for you this month – I hope you find something that fits! lc — Stephanie N. Grimoldby Editor

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In our October “Money” issue, don’t miss: Investment tips from area banks How much to tip — when you eat out, take a cab and more

Pictured on the cover is Jeniece Higgins of Lake Forest at the Amidei Mercantino produce market in Lake Forest. She is wearing a Magaschoni persimmon brown tweed dress from The Lake Forest Shop in Market Square. Photo by Candace H. Johnson

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home & lifestyle / HoMedesign

6 This fireplace is a traditional wood-burning fireplace. It is trimmed from the bottom to the roof with natural stone. The fireplace is 20 feet high and weighs more than six tons. It was assembled and cut on site by Delta Construction Inc.’s professional installers. (Photos provided)

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Look at you —

putting the mini pumpkins and gourds around the house, raking the brittle, carroty-colored leaves and doing the annual exchange of the family’s hot weather clothes for snuggly sweaters. Ah, it’s a lovely image, except for one gaping hole in the picture — your grungy fireplace, or lack thereof. When the air turns from bracingly crisp to downright chilly, a fireplace can be the heart of the home, keeping you warm and peaceful with every crackle and pop. And now is the time to finally build the fireplace of your dreams — or correct that cavity in the family room.

NArrOw YOur OptIOnS

5 This built-in chimney by Delta is sealed off - it cannot be opened or touched. It is gas operated and includes its own exhaust fan and also works as an additional heater for the home in the winter time. The fireplace is surrounded by accent mosaic tiles and has its own accent lighting.

Flip through “House Beautiful” or “Architectural Digest,” see what warms your heart in terms of design and head to an expert like Dean Hoeft, department manager and fireplace specialist at Schwake Stone and Fireplace Company in Mundelein. Schwake, which has a second store in Des Plaines, was founded in 1946 and has been

fabricating custom fireplace stone since the 1970s. The company offers a variety of stone products for masons, landscapers and homeowners. Like shopping for a new car or a bridal gown, many families know their fantasy fireplace when they see it, but they also realize what they can afford. A fireplace specialist can help narrow down a family’s options, which include wood, gas, direct vent, vent-free and inserts. “Our Mundelein location has over 40 fireplaces on display and a full variety of wooden mantel, gas logs, doors, tool sets, limestone surrounds and fireplace accessories,” Hoeft says. Not only do his customers have multiple choices, but Hoeft notes that customers save time because Schwake is a one-stop shop. “We offer a complete installation of limestone surrounds and stone done by our team of experts [such as] electrical, gas, carpentry work and the best stonemasons around — and your work is guaranteed,” he says.


AFTER 3 This is an imitation ventless gasoperated fireplace unit in a luxury bath and body store. The entire fireplace is finished in a river rock pebble mosaic with 8-by-8-inch decorative shelvings. It works, but because it is gas operated, it has no vent.

Latest trends

What’s hot in the fireplace universe? “In the past two years, we have been noticing more people going with direct vent or gas/wood inserts for their home,” Hoeft says. “They are more efficient because you are not drawing heat out of your home. These units are like adding another furnace in your home. An efficient gas insert costs from 30 to 50 cents an hour to operate and produces enough heat to warm up to 1,200 to 1,500 square feet.” The family team at Delta Construction Inc. in Lake Forest notices that fireplace preferences seem to align with lifestyle. “Wood burning is more popular in the larger homes in the suburbs with stone mantles, and gas is more popular in smaller homes and apartments in the city,” says Adam Pindral, who works alongside the founders of Delta – his father, Robert Pindral, and grandfather, Zbigniew Sterczynski. The family-based general contractors and home remodelers have worked in all areas of home renovation, remodeling and repair for more than 25 years. “More outdoorsy people with larger, more spacious homes in the suburbs, particularly those in wooded areas or with more trees on the property, prefer wood-burning to match their lifestyle and to burn off excess firewood that they might have stored up from yard work and cutting old trees,” Pindral says. “People with more ‘modern’ lifestyles and tastes might prefer gas burning fireplaces with limestone as they are easier to use, cleaner and have a more sophisticated urban look.” With all of the 21st century options available to them, families don’t need a Tom Cruise-sized home in Colorado to enjoy the warmth of a hearth. “In the city where homes and apartments are smaller, smaller fireplaces with wooden mantles are popular, and they are usually gas-operated for safety and ease of use,” Pindral says. “Sometimes decorative stone, marble or tiles are added to accessorize. The gas-operated units are often ventless – [they] do not require a chimney or a flu pipe because they just burn up gas – and can usually be installed anywhere, even in very small spaces. Some people even put fireplaces in their kitchens in small isolated areas.” Many people covet a mantle to showcase family photos, mirrors or a large, new television. “The key thing with fireplaces is that they are often centerpieces in a home,” Pindral says. “So, people want them to be luxurious in the sense that they want a high quality product that complements and matches the rest of their home decor and goes well with their personal tastes 3 Schwake Stone and Fireplace Company in Mundelein offers an Adagio direct 4 vent fireplace (left) and an RDI36 wood burning with gas fireplace (right).

5 This fireplace was transformed by Delta from a 5-foot high surround wood burning fireplace to a 10-foot high full wall fireplace. The fireplace box remained the same, but the additional natural stone was matched exactly to the original stone from the 1960s and specially treated to match the age of the existing stones.

3 This Delta fireplace is a vented gas / wood-burning fireplace. The entire stone finish is solid stone cut and pre-fabricated to bring a characteristic Mexican-style stone feel to the home. 6 (Below) This is an existing woodburning fireplace that was stripped down and trimmed by Delta with new stone and with an extended solid hearth. It is natural solid stone.

and lifestyle.” If the luke-warm economy means a family just can’t afford a new fireplace this year, consider chimney repair. Delta repairs up to 200 chimneys a year, and there’s a big demand in the fall as homeowners want to winterize their homes and perk up the outside appearance, too. For more information, visit the following websites: www.schwakestone. net;; or www.

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ClEAning yOuR ChimnEy

Lindemann Chimney Service in Lake Bluff has cleaned, inspected and repaired tens of thousands of Chicago fireplaces and chimneys for 43 years. Below, Lindemann Chimney answers common questions.

What does the flue damper do? A closed flue damper keeps heat and air conditioning in the house. Before lighting a fire, open the flue damper to let blazing heat and fire fumes escape. Can a flue damper wear out? Absolutely. The heavy, cast iron swivel arms and plates can be 50 to 100 years old and can jam, rust, warp or come off their hinges. If they don’t move smoothly, call an expert. When should you have a fireplace cleaned and inspected? Every year if you’re a heavy fireplace user, and every other year for others. Call an experienced fireplace expert … and they’ll remove dangerous creosote from the chimney interior and check the entire system for brick cracks, broken concrete or unsealed flashing that could lead to costly problems later. What is creosote? Creosote is dried tar from fires that clings to the chimney lining. It’s very combustible and can spark chimney fires that endanger the entire house. A good fireplace service company removes creosote with rotating brushes, then verifies removal with a video camera. What fireplace tools are best? A good fireplace tool set usually includes a poker, shovel, brush, log lifter and stand – all made from the same metal as your fireplace surround. The tools help you move burning logs safely and clean ashes and wood particles when they’re completely cool. lc For more information, visit

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artist profile/home & lifestyle

6 “Enlightenment” by Shota Kawahara.




hey had doubters. Some told them they were too young to open up their own business — especially an art gallery. But best friends Kristin Mikrut and Cecilia Lanyon, both 24 and Lake Forest natives, are proving those naysayers wrong. Their art gallery, called Re-invent,

4Shota Kawahara says he finds himself consumed by art, and he plans to continue consuming an art diet. Art is not only about creating something, he says - it is a conversation, meditation and a way to connect to his inner self before re-emerging to the world with a refreshed and open mind.

incorporates 4,000 square feet of art studio rooms, a gallery and a retail shop where artists can sell their goods. Traffic is quickly picking up as people walk in the door every day showing off their artwork and crafts, while others are just looking for a place to begin creating their masterpieces.

“We believed in what we were doing,” Mikrut says. “We thought we’d put it out there and work as hard as possible to make our dreams come true.” The two young women have encouraged the community to get involved with their gallery. One woman come to them with unique and beautiful scarves that she designed by combining silk and felt. Now, they are for sale in the retail shop. “We wanted a multi-faceted art center that houses the entire process of art making, from the studio to the finished product,” Lanyon says. “Art isn’t always supposed to be easy. We want to make it accessible to all.”

Their pasT inspired Them

Lanyon and Mikrut met when they were 11 years old. Together, they took an art class from a pastor’s wife in her attic. Her name was Ruth Council, and she would play

Beethoven as she taught the girls about art, color, form and patience. “She was a driving force behind Kristin and me,” Lanyon says. “The class was like a meditative force. If there was ever a model of how to teach art to children, this was the perfect way. She got us to calm down and slow down the process to make sure we had a structure for our picture.” The two friends attended different high schools and colleges, but they kept in touch and visited one another wherever they were in the country. Mikrut graduated with an art studio degree from Colorado College and traveled to New Zealand as an artist in residence and gallery assistant. She was familiar with the country because she had spent some time as a foreign exchange student there during high school, and she had always wanted to return. “I came back from New Zealand and was living at home and working odd jobs,” she says. “I was just trying to figure out the next steps to navigate within the Chicago art scene.” Meanwhile, Lanyon earned a degree in advertising from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She worked for a hedge fund and an auto finance company, and recently took a women’s business class that

Then things just started working in a domino effect. “We’d talk to one person, then another and started developing the business aspect,” Mikrut says. “Re-invent expanded to investors, and we both channeled our creative networks. There was no turning back, and we worked from dawn to dusk to get this place ready.” They opened their gallery May 18.

Japanese painter exhibits at gallery

When Mikrut was a professional artist in residence at the Living in Peace Project in New Zealand, she became friends with fellow artist Shota Kawahara of Osaka, Japan. His work is now on display at Re-invent. Mikrut and Lanyon invited him to come to the U.S. to their gallery to continue his artwork and allow others to witness his bright, abstract landscapes. His exhibit will continue through Sept. 29. “He is an incredible artist and amazing person, and we were delighted to be 5 Kawahara has opened some of his pieces to individuals in able to share him and his work with the community to contribute their style to his final vision. Lake County,” Mikrut says. “He has been working in the studio literally around at the Kyoto University of Art and Design in the clock since he landed, sleeping on the couch in our office Japan. His bright colors and abstract works are influenced by Japanese animation and so that he can work through the cartoons. night.” “They are very sharp edges and bright Kawahara said he does feel colors,” he says. I grew up with animation. disconnected from the outside In the Japanese culture, it is engrained in world when he is working on his your life. But I also like to do sculpture and art. installation art.” lc “Doing art is similar to meditation,” he says. “Art takes me to my inner world. Art sharpens my senses.” The 34-year-old has traveled The bright, abstract landscape art of Shota to many places in the world to Kawahara of Osaka, Japan, will be on display showcase his art, but this is his through Sept. 29 at Re-invent gallery. His work first time to have an exhibit in the is inspired by nature, yet simplified into organic shapes. U.S. He spent a lot of time as a Location: Re-invent gallery, 202 E. Wisconsin WWOOF — a Willing Worker on 5Re-invent is located at 202 Wisconsin St. in Avenue, in Lake Forest Organic Farms. It is an inexpensive Lake Forest. The studio offers a wide range of art Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through way to travel and experience Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday styles, supplies and fun ideas for all ages. Phone: 224-544-5961 areas by working half of the day Website: on a farm in turn for accommodations and 6Kristin Mikrut , Shota Kawahara and trained women to write and build their own food. After about two Cecilia Lanyon of Re-invent are looking business plan. forward to Kawahara’s exhibition. “That course laid the foundation to outlying weeks, Kawahara would move on to another farm a business that is sustainable,” she says. and meet more artists. The topic of opening up a gallery came up “I’m an artist, so I am quite quickly in January when Lanyon came back to the Midwest for Christmas break. The also interested in cultural exchange,” he says. women got together again, and art became “New Zealand was a a big part of their conversations since it was very people-friendly and their passion and the catalyst that began their friendship. an open-minded place.” One thing led to another, and the process of Kawahara artistic starting a business together began to unfold. talent didn’t begin to “This space presented itself,” Mikrut says. develop until he was “It was the perfect template for our dream.” about 20 and studying


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This juried event will showcase the talents of exceptional artists and craftspeople in a variety of mediums. Student artwork from Mundelein and Carmel Catholic High Schools will also be exhibited. Scholarship awards will be presented to students from both high schools.


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home & lifestyle / summer NIGHT LIFE

LIVE It Up September is bursting with exciting local activities.




hether you’re looking to sharpen your cooking skills in the company of a well-recognized chef, partake in a competitive game with magic cards or sample some of New Zealand and Napa Valley’s finest wines, the following list targets a variety of events that will curb every appetite for twilight entertainment. The following marks Lake County Magazine’s final installment of its three-month Summer Night Life guide.


It’s time to bid adieu to those beer goggles and indulge in sophisticated conversations revolving around exotic wines. Wine and Spirit Warehouse, 830 S. Milwaukee Ave., will host Rutherford Hill Napa Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. While its no surprise that Napa Valley holds a reputation for exceptional wines, Annie McDonnel — a representative from Lake Bluff’s Terlato Wines International — will mix storytelling with tastings during the event. McDonnel will cover the family history 6 Proceeds from the Black and White Ball at the Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa benefit the College of Lake County Scholarship Fund. Photos provided.

surrounding the Lake Bluff-based winery that owns a variety of vineyards in Napa Valley such as Rutherford Hills and Chimney Rock. The cost is $35 a person; advance reservations are recommended. Wine and Spirit Warehouse also will host Villa Marie Night Wines of New Zealand from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. The event will cover the environment and anatomy of the precious grapes grown in the region. Kelley Joerns, regional manager of the popular vineyard Chateau Ste. Michelle and a Villa Marie winemaker, will lead the course that includes tastings from the Villa Marie collection. The cost is $35 a person; advance reservations are recommended. For both events, Wine and Spirit Warehouse’s part-owner Bob Stemper advises those interested to book early as each class can only accommodate 14 people, and it would be “rare” if there were any openings come the night of. For more information, visit www.eventbrite. com or call 847-549-6900. Also falling on Sept. 19, Dave Esau of Dave’s Specialty Foods in Mount Prospect will show off his culinary talent during a Cook Memorial

Public Library District event. “Celebrate the Harvest!” will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Libertyville High School’s cooking lab 141. With more than 32 years in the restaurant business working at various establishments — including Chicago’s Charlie Trotter’s — Esau will demonstrate in the hands-on course how to make tomato goat cheese tart, grilled zucchini with gremolata and eggplant napoleon. The cost is $15. Registration is required and will begin Monday, Sept. 10. Visit to register or to print a registration form online, or call the community education office at 847-932-2176. Dance the night away during Libertyville’s Oktoberfest Street Dance from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on Church Street in downtown. Featured bands will include Steve’s Bavarian Oompah Band, Betty Soul and Libertyville’s Improve Playhouse Music Now DJ Group. “It’s a mini version of Oktoberfest we used to run years ago,” says Patrick Stakenas, cochair at the non-profit Libertyville MainStreet organization that has put together the event.

3 Sandra Shinsky models a full-length fur during a past Black and White Ball live auction.

3 Gamers World in Vernon Hills hosts a variety of events each week that attract card lovers and board game enthusiasts.

Mickey Finn’s Brewery will provide specialty German food and drinks to keep patrons refreshed throughout the evening, which will be filled with raffles and plenty of toe tapping.


Located inside the Westfield Hawthorn mall, Gamers World hosts a variety of events each week that attract card lovers and board game enthusiasts looking to claim more bragging rights. Every Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m., adults and children can bring their favorite card games or board games and compete against each other for free. “I have no problem pulling a game off a shelf and buying it in order to teach someone a new game,” says Tim Duda, assistant store manager. Duda typically runs the events each week, offering advice for every player. According to Duda, the event that has garnered the most attention recently has been the weekly Friday Night Magic. Players pay $5 that goes in the prize pot and compete against one another for a chance to win all of the money contributed. While the average draw has been around 16, Duda says he’s seen around 30 people come to 4 Dave Esau of Dave’s Specialty Foods will show off his culinary talent during “Celebrate the Harvest!”

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the store to play. Check out some of the flashiest motorcycles in town during the free “Bike Night” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Tilted Kilt, 447 Milwaukee Ave. With collaboration from the Barkada Motorcycle Club, the event attracts spectators from all over to view the latest collection from Lake Shore Harley-Davidson along with personal bikes from local collectors. In addition to food and drink specials, there will be a variety of raffles, with proceeds going to local charities.


Magic extraordinaire Mike Super will appear at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., in Grayslake. He will demonstrate mind-boggling tricks during his show, Mike Super Magic and Illusion. The award-winning magician has graced the stages of many celebrities such as Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres. Tickets are $12 to $32 and advance purchases are recommended. For more information, visit Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat during the screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Grayslake Public Library, 100 Library Lane, in Grayslake. Starring Priscilla Lane and Robert Cummings, the 1942 flick follows an aircraft factory worker fleeing from state to state after being wrongly accused of a horrific crime. And show off your best dress and date during the Black and White Ball, which will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Lehmann Mansion, 485 North Milwaukee Ave., in Lake Villa. Music will be performed by the Ron Harris Music Group during the event that also will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, plenty of raffles and a silent auction. The cost is $250 a person for noncollege members, with proceeds from the event will going toward the College of Lake County Foundation Scholarship Fund. In order to attend, reservations must be made no later than Saturday, Sept. 15. For more information, call 847-543-2400. lc

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5 An ice sculpture at the Black and White Ball.

OUT to EAT Lake County Magazine’s RESTAURANT GUIDE Planning on dining out? We recommend that you try one of these fabulous restaurants! They are the best places to dine in the Lake County area. TRATTORIA POMIGLIANO 602 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, 847-247-2208 Trattoria Pomigliano is located at the corner of Milwaukee Ave and School Street in Historic downtown Libertyville, with its casual attire atmosphere this is the restaurant to try for lunch or dinner. Our restaurant is children friendly with a complete childs menu. We offer sit-down, carryout, and catering service, a full bar as well as private parties. We are available for showers, weddings, birthdays, graduations, confirmation, rehearsal dinners and your other special events. Come stop by and see out new bar.... New bar hours, new appetizers and new entertainment! Try one of our “main street Martinis” and check out the outside patio. Come and enjoy with us “Italian style”!

MAMBO ITALIANO RISTORANTE, 748 S. Butterfield Rd., Mundelein, 847-281-9100 The Mambo Italiano Ristorante is family owned and operated for the past 7 years, the restaurant strives to provide a taste of new world yet authentic Italian cuisine, enjoy friendly service and genuine Italian dishes. Mambo Italiano has a full bar & wine selection, offers nightly dinner specials, all homemade pastas, fresh fish daily, steaks, and many more dishes to choose from. They offer full catering

Mambo Italiano Ristorante Salmon Dijon

your night an experience you won’t forget. Breakfast buffet on Sundays from 9-11 and serving the BEST bloody Marys in Lake County..... and the BEST prices!! Stop on into Hitz Pizza & Sports Bar today and check it out...... Bring your friends!

DAVIDS BISTRO 883 Main St., Antioch, 847-603-1196


with cherry port sauce, house salad and white chocolate mousse tower, just a few of the many creations that Chef David creates at his wonderful restaurant! David’s Bistro 883 Main Street Antioch Illinois 847-603-1196

After enjoying a stroll through Antioch’s downtown stop by David’s Bistro a contemporary American eatery to fill any appetite. Owner and Chef David Maish offers many spectacular dishes from his homemade soups, appetizers and wonderful entrees including daily specials. David’s Bistro opens at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday-Sunday and stays open until David kicks you out...nicely of course.

Opa Estiatorio

for all of your special events and welcome private parties and has delivery service. With its friendly staff ready to wait on you and open 7 days a week Mambo Italiano is definitely the place to check out and enjoy your dining experience.

HITZ PIZZA & SPORTS BAR 700 S. Butterfield Rd, Mundelein, 847-362-0505, Drop in to Hitz Pizza & Sports bar for our unforgettable food and great times with your family and friends. After all....We’re your neighborhood’s favorite restaurant. We offer friendly and casual dining atmosphere you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Our menu offers an inspired array of delicious selections made with the freshest ingredients for you to choose from. In addition to our delicious menu we offer live entertainment to help make

OPA ESTIATORIO, 950 Lakeview Pkwy Vernon Hills, 847-968-4300,

Highest Zagat-rated Greek Restaurant in the Chicago area. Named a favorite alfresco suburban restaurant by Chicago Tribune food critic PhilVettel, Opa Estiatorio offers an unique and memorable dining experience. Its spacious interior dining room and outdoor patio creates plenty of room for special events and private parties. Opa Estiatorio invites you and your family to come, cheer and celebrate life with us. “The Greek restaurant with Soul.”

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Fall In Love


Believe it or not, cooler weather and the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon will be here before long. Along with those signs of autumn will come the colors and styles of the hottest fall fashion. Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean women can’t still be fashionable and chic in a sweater and ankle boots. For fall fashion, there are limitless looks that can keep ladies warm and stylish at the same time. One local specialty women’s clothing store with lots of experience helping women dress for fall is The Lake Forest Shop, which celebrates its 90th year in business this year. The Lake Forest Shop is located in

historic Market Square in downtown Lake Forest. Founded in 1922 on a whim by Chicago socialite Margaret Baxter Foster, The Lake Forest Shop was passed down to granddaughter and current owner, Ellen Stirling, who took over the business in 1986. The key to the shop’s success and longevity, Stirling says, is never losing sight of its core focus, which is pleasing the customer. “Our high degree of customer loyalty is a result of beautiful, fresh fashions and superb personal service,” she says. Stirling says being disciplined, persistent, never giving up and maintaining a positive attitude have helped her along the way.

A pop of color

Customers come to The Lake Forest Shop for all their wardrobe needs, whether it is

5 Jeniece Higgins of Lake Forest wears a 360 Sweater with Cambio Black Leggings from The Lake Forest Shop.

Another idea is to purchase a great silk top. It’s ideal for day or night, Stirling says.

Warm and fashionable

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special-occasion wear, sophisticated business and board meetings, dressy casual or simply jeans with a fun top. The Lake Forest Shop offers chic clothing and accessories for all four seasons. Stirling says ladies will see a lot of color this fall. Optimistic, bright and strong colors such as cobalt, red, purple, pink and green will be all the rage. And colored coats, tights and skinny jeans and corduroy will be a part of the fall trend. In addition to pops of color, prints and animal prints will continue to make a fashion statement this fall. As expected, Stirling says sweaters will be very strong again this fall. Women will be seen wearing big, chunky sweaters as their jackets. By adding leggings, a belt and boots, women will have a chic and fashionable outfit perfect for the cooler weather. Stirling says the “perfect” fall outfit depends on the individual, but to achieve a fun and modern look, start with a sleeveless textured dress, possibly in brown, and wear an orange turtleneck underneath. Wear that with a pair of opaque tights (colored or textured) and an ankle or tall boot. The ankle boot can be worn with pants and skirts as well. For those shopping on a budget for the latest trends, experts suggest purchasing one or two key pieces or focusing on investing in a few fashionable accessories such as over-the-knee boots which can help to update an existing fall wardrobe.

Other must-haves for the autumn season include embellished flats, high-waisted skirts in solid colors and a versatile black or gray dress that can be worn over longsleeved tops. Although it might not always feel fabulous and chic to cover up to stay warm, women can dress up any look with great accessories like a scarf. Stirling says a vibrant scarf in cobalt or pink will add a pop of color to an outfit and make it more exciting. Long necklaces and chunkier bracelets and bangles have been trendy this season. But it’s difficult for jewelry to stand out when wearing several layers, so one way to make a fashion statement during the autumn is through a handbag. Handbags for autumn could be furry, flat or just plain fun. A large embellished handbag will go with any outfit and jacket combination and is a great way to add style to an outfit. Zaskia Herrera, a sales associate at The Lake Forest Shop for 16 years, mentions other trends for the upcoming season. Long sweaters will be in, and the bulkier and heavier, the better, she says. A lot of wide leg or baggy pants will be back as well. “Baggy is back,” she says. “Short is back. Sweaters, long or short, will be popular.” lc

4 Jeniece Higgins of Lake Forest dons a Magaschoni Persimmon Brown Tweed Dress from The Lake Forest Shop.

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Nikki Colson of Fox Lake models clothing from New York & Company.

Novelty skinny jean: $49.95 Printed shell with tie: $39.95 Side-tab leather jacket: $89.95 Long, casual two-row necklace: $22.95 Animal print ballerina flat: $32.95

Andrea Van Cleave of Barrington models clothing from Francesca’s Collections.

Teal and navy geometric dress: $44 Square on the handle handbag: $48 Multi-shape mint and royal blue necklace: $28 Navy leather wrap watch: $30 Black snakeskin stone flats: $38 Filigree gold earrings: $16

Francesca’s Collections

Shopping at Francesca’s is like finding a gem. Because we’re a boutique, we only carry limited quantities of specially hand-picked items, so you don’t have to worry about bumping into someone at a party with the same dress as you. The best part is that our prices make everything easy to say yes to, so you know you’ll always find something amazing!

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FALL New York & Company

New York and Company features stylish clothes for women that you can wear to work and still feel good in when you go out at night. Ladies, register online for coupons! We also offer discounts for service workers, teachers, firemen and police. Exclusions apply.

Paige Lynch of Lake Forest models clothing from Francesca’s Collections.

Mint-colored denim: $48 Tribal diamond top: $34 Gold swirl crescent cuff: $18 Woven foldover handbag: $48 Ivory flower medallion earrings: $14 Multi-strand and jeweled necklace: $24 Tan snakeskin stone flats: $38 White stone ring: $16

Susan Tyba of Mundelein models clothing from New York & Company.

Pink trench coat: $99.95 The Crosby Slim Leg Pant: $46.95 Tiny dot top: $39.95 One-row bracelet: $16.95 Two-row bracelet: $19.95 Shiny color block purse: $44.95

fashion All stores featured in this fashion spread are located inside Westfield Hawthorn mall, 122 Hawthorn Center, in Vernon Hills. Mall hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Gap

Gap offers the classic, all-American look for women and men of all ages. You can grow up in iconic, nautical Gap styles from the time you’re a newborn to an adult. And we proudly showcase our denim – that everyone can wear.

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Nikole Garrity of Vernon Hills models clothing from Gap.

OuTFIT 1 (AT LEFT): Red Zipper Jegging Jean: $69.95 The Academy Blazer in navy blue: $88 The Market Tee in white: $19.95 Nude Phillip slipper: $39.95 OuTFIT 2: The Fitted Boyfriend shirt: $54.95 Always Skinny Jeans in dark wash: $69.50 Red Phillip Slippe shoes: $39.95 Round buckle belt: $39.95 lc

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fall into fashion

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3 A great way to pull an outfit together and make it really stand out in a crowd is to add accessories. Fashion glasses are hot right now and available at Full DisClothesure in Libertyville.



feeling of goodness is one of the best fashion accessories a woman can wear, say the owners of Full DisClothesure, a resale boutique in

Libertyville. Savvy about cost and conscious of style, women who shop consignment also are supporting their community, says owner Laura Flores. And when they feel good about their smart choices, they look good too. “What makes fashion wonderful is that you are the one who makes your own style,” she says. “That’s what fashion is all about, when you wear what makes you feel good.” Doing so means remembering your own body type and choosing styles that compliment it. “We all have different styles, and everyone’s own style can look wonderful,” says Flores, who owns the store with Barb Kurczodyna. 6 Unique handbags are in this fall, and ladies can find big designer names at consignment shops, like this Dior bag at Full DisClothesure.


In a challenging economy, many women have become more cost savvy, but they still look for high quality clothing. Full DisClothesure works with boutiques that sell new items and avoid discounting apparel that hasn’t sold after one season. That’s when Flores and Kurczodyna get much of their inventory at a reduced rate. “We work with a lot of small boutiques where people don’t often shop,” she says. “Here, they can get that beautiful quality for about one-third the retail price.” Unique styles, colors that survive multiple washings and designs that retain their shape are all elements of that coveted quality, Flores says. “Clothes you buy at the mall don’t keep the same shape,” she days. “The designer brands fit different body shapes. The styles are so unique you can wear it year round.” Only clothes in “pristine condition” make it to Full DisClothesure’s retail floor, which differentiates thrift stores from upscale consignment stores, Flores says. At some thrift shops prices are lower, but shoppers need to be more particular while they’re browsing the racks.


Beyond affordable fashion, which often includes designer labels like Prada, consignment

3 At Full DisClothesure, ladies can get the items that are all the rage while avoiding a deep hit to their handbag.

stores enable shoppers, and sellers, to benefit the community, says Natalie Fields, owner of Ooh La La Boutique – a consignment shop in Antioch. “My store is completely focused on women helping women,” she says. “It’s helping women afford things they couldn’t normally afford. And 98 percent of my items that don’t sell in the shop are donated to battered women.” Fields says some of the sellers she works with rely on the cash. “I have people losing their homes who just need another week’s worth of groceries,” she says. “Once they’re in the store, women get a reprieve from the outside world by experiencing one-of-a-kind styles. They play dress up, and they tune out the rest of the world … they get something back for their

nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities – if the sellers don’t want them back. Sellers gain some extra cash, and those in need get a helping hand.


This autumn, trending styles at Full DisClothesure are described as sexy and classy. “No beads for fall,” Flores says. “It has to be more plain now.” However, attention to simple details, like big buttons and the bell shape, are important. With excessive heat this summer, shoppers are still buying styles that will help them stay cool. For late summer colors, purple and snow 5 Michelle Klein of Vernon Hills wears a casual dress look for white are good the fall with a camel suede jacket, earthy brown-toned shirt, choices for August. flap-pocket jeans and brown wedge-heels. She accessorizes with Then, Flores’ picks a camel-colored purse. All items are finds at Full DisClothesure. are dark blues, plums, nudes, indigos and tans as good transitional hues in donation, and they’re giving back to the September and October. community.” “Prints are still in, with multi colors and a To help keep clothes out of landfills, those little bit of the animal prints,” Flores says. who bring their gently used clothing items to “What you’ll want to do is wear one piece of Full DisClothesure get 40 percent of purchase the prints and then maybe something more price. If the items don’t sell, the store donates plain with it.” them to Misericordia – a Chicago-based Kurczodyna recommends picking up a signature coat for fall and choosing sleek boots instead of chunky, fuzzy ones. “Those are on their way out,” she says. “But layering is always a big thing for fall.” Maxi dresses are hot this year as well, according to Fields. “They’re a huge hit. Dresses themselves are, too,” she says. “Women have taken over and come back with the dress style. It’s all about dressing up again.” With that in mind, shiny, sequined glitter – “something that makes the look pop” – is also a must-have for fall, Flores says “Turquoise is coming back like it was in the ‘70s, and teals will probably be taking off this fall,” Fields said. 3 From left: Laura Flores, co-owner of Full DisClothesure; Larecia Baker of Waukegan, a former intern at Full DisClothesure and a graduate from the International Academy of Fashion; Michelle Klein of Vernon Hills; Barbara Kurczudyna, co-owner of Full DisClothesure; and Mary Swartz of Mundelein model outfits from Full DisClothesure.

3 Sexy heels will be in style this fall. 3 CUTLINE.

But it’s each woman’s true colors, her individual nuances and personality, that take every look over the top, agreed Fields, Flores and Kurczodyna. “Especially in this economy, I think being happy and feeling confident about how you look are the most empowering,” Fields says. lc

5 Julia Smith of Gurnee shows off a sassy leopard cinched dress, accented by strong black accessories from Full DisClothesure.


teACH Them well

Improve education at home with these simple activities


he scent of peanut butter sandwiches and the sound of backpacks thwacking the laundry room floor are again upon us. Whether your children are just beginning the school experience or entering the rather intimidating grades of first, middle or high school, there are plenty of teachable moments at home that can enhance your child’s education.

Build learning into your day

Laurie Calta, director of operations at The Goddard School in Round Lake, says that there are boundless opportunities to link classroom learning with easy and

enjoyable activities at home or around the neighborhood. “We encourage all of our parents to work on the foundations of reading by reading out loud, doing repetitious reading and phonetical awareness,” the early childhood educator says. “Easy things, like having the child find all the ‘m’ letters for letter recognition and sight words like ‘the,’ ‘she’ and ‘he’ — have kids point them out in magazine articles or books, and you’ll be building that foundation for reading.” Calta suggests presenting these activities as a fun game as opposed to, “Now we’re working on phonetics, kid.” Reading games can spill into other activities such as art projects, too.



words that they see and For example, have a play ‘I Spy’ around the child draw everything he house. When they’re or she can think of that first learning to read, begins with the letter ‘b’ they are so excited and or ‘f.’ parents can let the kids Everyday math can show them what they’re be easily built into a learning.” little one’s day. Calta Another bonus of recommends cooking open communication with kids at home and is that teachers can using a grocery outing to guide parents in the help children wrap their Sarah Lofsness right direction to polish brains around numbers. up some of those rusty “Have them measure teacher at St. John Lutheran School in Libertyville math skills. the half cup of milk that “Take algebra, for goes into the mac and example,” Lofsness says. cheese or the teaspoon of “A lot of parents are hesitant salt,” she says. “At the grocery store, ask your to help their kids because they child to get you three cans of tomato soup themselves feel inadequate. from the shelf and count them out or two Talk to the teachers and they apples and three oranges and ask how many can point you to websites there are all together.” that can help you. And many The Goddard School, an accredited curricula have supplemental educational program for infants through 6 websites that parents have year olds, offers enriching learning activities access to with ideas on how to and focuses on building each child’s help at home.” emotional, social, cognitive and physical What about the myriad skills, according to www.GoddardSchool. tech distractions in the 21st com. “We provide parents with sheets and tips for century? “TV and computer time can be fun and a wide variety of things to reinforce at home from Spanish to sign language and nutrition,” enjoyable, but parents need to be a lot more cautious about what their kids are watching,” Calta says. “You can even reinforce modern Lofsness warns. “I’ve seen kindergarten kids art at home by looking at shapes in the environment together — the tire is round, the old building is tall, etc.” Even as kids get older, Calta says that some of the same ideas transfer. “We play Mozart for the younger kids, which encourages learning and increase of neuro transmitters and lets them express themselves through movement and music,” she says. “Motor activities before sitting down and studying are great for all ages.” So, encourage your middle and high schooler to shoot some hoops or go for a run before opening the books.

A special emphasis should be placed upon reading for all ages. — Sarah Lofsness

teacher at St. John Lutheran School

talking about Katy Perry and Lady Gaga and modeling that behavior in the classroom. Think about it. Do young children need to know that Lady Gaga wore a dress made out of meat?” lc

Communication is key

Before any at-home learning activities kick in, Sarah Lofsness — a teacher at St. John Lutheran School in Libertyville, which serves preschoolers through eighth graders — wants parents to pry open communication with their child’s teacher. “All of our teachers convey to parents what we’re working on in the classroom, so communication is the most important thing,” the teacher of 10 years says. “When we’re on the money unit, that’s the time to start them with an allowance. When we’re working with time concepts, start looking at the clocks at home.” Lofsness thinks a special emphasis should be placed upon reading for all ages. “With younger kids, read every day, and for older ones, find a book that he or she enjoys rather than just reading what’s required of them,” she says. “Give young kids a highlighter and highlight different

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6 Amy Lewis, Internet sales manager at Liberty Auto Plaza, says Volkswagens are top-sellers for women.



the 1950s, when Dodge rolled out its La Femme sedan with rosebud upholstery and an option package that included a matching purse, rain bonnet and lipstick case, the auto industry has recognized the

auto purchases. Yet, the buying process still can be intimidating. Road and Travel’s research reveals that more than a third of women car buyers would rather deal with a woman in the auto showroom, but the percentage of woman automotive sales people, for new and used vehicles, is less than 5 percent. Many baby-boomer women can tell stories of being condescended to, or simply ignored, when car shopping with their husband or father, even if they were the primary driver. However, the process is changing, and the industry is responding, largely due to the Internet.

Online homework

Amy Lewis, Internet sales manager at Liberty Auto Plaza in Libertyville, says online research has become a crucial part of car shopping. “The average Internet customer starts researching three to six months before they make a 5 Volkswagens have a range of sizes, styles, and economy. A minivanpurchase,” Lewis says. styled Routan with a tent for the back can be used for family fun at the The search for a new or used car beach, tailgating and camping. often begins at manufacturer’s websites to search out specific models and features. It then moves on to the Kelly importance of female buyers … even if it doesn’t Blue Book website,, for car value and always understand them. pricing information and Edmunds, www.edmunds. According to research by Road and Travel Magazine, com, for reviews, pricing and local inventory. women purchase 65 percent of all new cars, 53 Once a customer settles on the model and features percent of all used cars and influence 95 percent of all

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she wants, visiting local dealers’ sites can help her find the best price. Though buyers are usually price-focused, Lewis says that shouldn’t be the only consideration. “You want to work with a place where you’re going to be treated with respect,” she says. Once again, the Internet can help. Local review sites such as offer customer ratings and reviews. “Read about how people were treated by different dealers,” Lewis says. She also notes that customers will often have contact with her, either by phone or online, prior to or sometimes instead of visiting a showroom. “I find that women prefer email to talking on the phone as it gives them time to process and think about things,” she says. Lewis adds that when working with women buyers, she frequently points out familyfriendly features such as four doors or leather upholstery, which is easier to clean

than cloth. “I’m a mom, so those are the things I’d think about,” she says.

MOney talk

When it comes to financing, Jody DeVere, CEO and founder of — an automotive information website aimed at women — says many women prefer no-haggle pricing. They also need to be aware of their credit score before visiting a showroom. “If you know your credit rating qualifies you for 4.5 percent financing and someone offers you 8 percent, then you’ll know not to take it,” she says. DeVere grew up immersed in southern California’s car culture and learned automotive know-how from her dad. “I was the girl holding the flashlight when he was under the hood,” she says. “I knew how to take care of my car before women did that. My dad did me a big favor.” But as a consultant to the automotive industry, DeVere saw “a big black hole” between women and how the industry responded to them. “Women felt lots of anxiety in approaching dealerships and repair shops, primarily because of a lack of knowledge,” she says. Not only does her site provide information on a variety of car topics, it also certifies auto businesses as female friendly and works with such companies to further educate its female customers. In October, Waukegan Tire and Supply Co. Inc. — a local female-friendly business — along with Great Lakes Credit Union and Gurnee Mills Mall will host a women’s car buying clinic, featuring DeVere.

KnOWLedGe is power

Knowledge is important when buying a used car. In addition to Kelly Blue Book, DeVere recommends using and to search for vehicles and comparison shop. She also recommends using a car’s vehicle information number, or VIN, to research accidents and service reports through sites such as and www. “In any used car purchase, it’s important to know how the vehicle was maintained,” says Julie Scroggins, vice president of Waukegan Tire. 6 Not only is it important to research information about a car, it also is crucial to get the feel of a car, see its interior layout and find out how the car handles.

Finally, have the car 4While Lewis may inspected by a “Master not spend a lot of Technician” certified by time on the car lot the National Institute like a traditional sales person, she for Automotive Service does spend a lot of Excellence before making a time online, and she purchase. knows her cars. She “If the seller won’t let you explains the reason have the car inspected, don’t certain features are buy it,” DeVere says. greatly desired by Understanding the individuals, as well difference between minor as what to look for and major repairs can help in a car. buyers make better choices as well. “Some repairs are reasonable, like brakes or tires, but you want to avoid system failures such as engines or transmissions,” DeVere says. And beware of the service engine light. “A check engine light requires diagnostic work and potentially can carry a large price tag,” Scroggins says. The Internet also can help women get longer life from their car. Or, for those who want hands-on education, Waukegan Tire offers classes through its “Tires and HEELS” program — founded by Scroggins — with HEELS representing the acronym “Helping Educate and Empower Ladies on auto Safety.” Taking the time to find the right car — and taking care of it — can save money in the end. “A car is a big investment,” Lewis says. lc

Don’t miss “Chicks, Cars and Cupcakes,”

which will take place Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Gurnee Mills Mall. Admission is free. Ask Patty’s Jody DeVere will be the keynote speaker of the event, which is being organized by Great Lakes Credit Union, Gurnee Mills Mall and Waukegan Tire. For more information, visit


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o you long to wear a little strapless dress with the confidence your arms aren’t flapping in the wind as you wave to a friend? Do you envy those sporting toned arms with that cool, V-shaped muscle near the top of their shoulder? Well, you are not alone. And there is hope. You, too, can have shapely arms with a healthy, low-calorie diet of lean protein and veggies and a few strategic workout moves, says Scott Schwartz, a sports performance trainer at Athletic Republic in Libertyville.

If you don’t have weights or resistant bands at home, you can use soup cans, water bottles and milk jugs to add weight and resistance to your exercises, says Scott Schwartz.

“Most women complain about having a lot of fat carried in the back of their arms or complain about their arms being too big,” he says. “Women a lot of times say they want to tighten it up, tone it up. Women don’t typically complain about the strength — it’s more of an appearance thing.”


Schwartz, who has been a personal trainer for three years, recommends a few low-impact exercises that easily can be done at home. He also recommends including a lower body routine to

Exercise #4: Shoulder tri-set (to work on shoulder development and to strengthen the rotator cuff) Pictured are Scott Schwartz and Lauren Withrow, sports performance trainers at Athletic Republic in Libertyville.

stimulate metabolism and provide the best overall results. He suggests doing each of the following four exercises at each workout session, beginning with three sets of 12 to 15 repetitions of each exercise per set, three times a week, adding more reps as you gain strength. 1. narrow-grip, neutral hand-position push up This is the best exercise anyone can do at home, Schwartz says. To correctly do this push up, kneel on the floor and place your hands close together on the floor, with your fingers pointing straight out in the same direction as the top of your head and your arms close to your body. You will know you have the correct position if you feel your elbows brush up against your sides when you move up and down. Remember to keep your back flat, and don’t drop your hips or butt when pushing yourself up and down, Schwartz says. Also, don’t stick

your butt in the air or allow your hips to sag. This exercise also can be done in a full push up position, depending on your ability level. 2. Bicep curl to press with a resistance band Begin by stepping on the middle of a resistance band — available at most department stores — with one or both feet, holding the ends with your palms facing away from you and your arms straight down. Curl the band all the way up until your palms are facing your shoulder, then rotate your hand away from your face, pushing your arms up over your head, pressing the bands straight up in the air. Then, slowly lower the band back to the shoulder position and slowly lower your hands back down to your sides following the same motion in the reverse pattern. 3. Tricep kick back With one arm holding a weight, lean forward with a flat back, making your elbow parallel to the floor, so your whole upper arm will be parallel with the floor and elevated a little bit behind you. Hold the other arm on your hip or on your knee to support your back. Gripping the weight, repeatedly straighten and bend the arm. 4. Shoulder tri-set While standing, hold a weight in each hand and straighten your arms so they are raised out in front

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If you don’t have weights or resistant bands at home, you can use soup cans, water bottles and milk jugs to add weight and resistance to your exercises.


When at the health club or gym and wondering what machines would be best to tone, shape and strengthen your arms, Schwartz says your best bet is to hit the free weights or machines with pulley and cable systems. Your rep range on these machines should begin between 12 and 20 reps per set, and you should aim to complete at least three sets each workout. If you’re looking to build more muscle, complete a higher number of reps. If you’re not as focused on shape and muscle mass but more strength, Schwartz recommends six reps a set or fewer.


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No matter what your goal, Schwartz says, start slow and work your way up to more reps and heavier weights and resistance. “Start slow, allow yourself to progress, slowly increase the weights,” he says. For example, start doing three sets of 12 repetitions with 5-pound weights, then slowly progress to more reps per session. Once you reach three sets of 20 reps with 5 pounds, then pick a new weight — such as 7 pounds — and start again at three sets of 12. Continue until you can do three sets of 20 reps with 7-pound weights, then add on more weights and begin again. For more tips on exercises and equipment, Schwartz recommends visiting bodybuilding. com. Exercise #4: Shoulder tri-set, end of motion (to work on shoulder development and to strengthen rotator cuff)

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Exercise #1: Narrow-grip, neutral hand position push up (to strengthen triceps)

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You Snooze, you Win!

Beauty sleep is not a myth. Without enough sleep, people compromise their own health and appearance. “Sleep is the most important thing that you ever want to do for your body,” says Dr. Philip Goduco, a Vernon Hills dentist who helps patients with snoring and sleep apnea. As a person sleeps, the body regenerates to keep itself physically and mentally healthy. Insufficient sleep can lead to serious health problems or even death. People lacking sleep are more likely to have hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, cancer and other chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, based on a national survey, the CDC reports that 30 percent of workers get less than six hours of sleep. But how much sleep does a person really need? The National Sleep Foundation suggests that school-age children 5 to 10 years old receive 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night; those ages 10 to 17 receive eight to nine hours of sleep; and adults get seven to nine hours. As if health issues weren’t enough, without enough sleep, people probably won’t look their best either. A recent Swedish study showed that people look healthier and more attractive after eight hours of



sleep. The results were based on observers rating photos of healthy men and women after a normal night of sleep and after sleep deprivation. “Tell me how you sleep, and I’ll tell you who you are and what’s your health,” says Dr. Alexander Golbin, medical director of the Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute in Vernon Hills.

Sleep dISOrderS

Golbin has developed diagnostic methods and treatment devices for sleep-related disorders and has more than 35 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and mood disorders, bad habits and behavior problems. There’s a definite sleep problem when a patient has difficulty sleeping more than three days a week, Golbin says. He refers to a sleep disorder as a cry for help that should be treated as seriously as a chest pain. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and is often a symptom of another problem, such as stress, anxiety, depression or a health condition. Golbin recommends clearing the mind of negative thoughts before going to bed. “If you’re worried before sleep,” he says, “then sleep will definitely be screwed up.” Other common sleep problems are snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, when breathing temporarily stops because the tongue and soft tissue collapse and block the airway. Snoring can actually be a sign of apnea.

However, many people with either of these conditions don’t realize they have a problem. “There are so many people [with sleepdisordered breathing] out there undiagnosed,” Goduco says. “It’s a silent killer, just like a heart attack.” When snoring and apnea interfere with breathing, Goduco says, that wreaks havoc on the heart and brain. A snorer runs the risk of having a stroke or heart attack, he says, and the risk is twice as great for someone with apnea. Most people with sleep-disordered breathing are overweight, Goduco says, and losing weight may eliminate the problem. Snoring and apnea are typically worse when people sleep on their back, so he suggests sleeping on their side to see if that helps. If someone has indications of sleep-disordered breathing or another sleep problem, doctors recommend starting with a primary care physician who can arrange an overnight sleep study for a diagnosis. When patients come to the Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute, Golbin says, he listens carefully to their health story because they know themselves better than a doctor does. During the overnight stay, brain waves, heart

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For those having a hard time falling asleep, a change of lifestyle may help. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers these tips: • If you’re not sleepy, do something relaxing, such as read a book or listen to music. • If you’re still awake after 20 minutes, get out of bed and do something relaxing in another room until you’re sleepy. Your bedroom should not be associated with restlessness or boredom. • Get up at the same time and keep a regular schedule. • Avoid naps. But if you need one, don’t nap after 3 p.m. • Don’t have caffeine after lunch. • Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol within six hours of bedtime. • Don’t go to bed hungry. However, eating a big meal just before bedtime also causes insomnia. • Avoid sleeping pills or only use them for a short period. Most doctors do not prescribe sleeping pills for more than three weeks. rate, eye movement, muscle movement and breathing all are recorded. If apnea is diagnosed, there are several treatment options. The most widely used treatment for moderate and severe apnea is a machine called a CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. A CPAP provides a flow of oxygen through a mask

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worn at night. For mild and moderate apnea and snoring, patients can simply use an oral appliance, which resembles a retainer. It moves the lower jaw forward and pulls the tongue out of the way. Many patients choose an oral appliance instead of a CPAP because they aren’t hooked to a machine and don’t have to deal with a mask blowing air through their nose, Goduco says.

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CPAP machines and oral appliances for a sleep problem fall under medical insurance, so it’s a good idea for patients to check with their insurance company for coverage. Goduco also advises finding a sleep doctor and dentist who have diplomate status, which indicates that they are trained and highly qualified in their sleep specialty. lc


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Hair: Gina came in with very neutral one color brown hair with a very simple cut. Wendy removed the old color that was in Gina’s hair by using a color cleanse and added a deep auburn base with copper pieces to accent. Wendy decided to do this to match the copper color speckles that Gina has in her green eyes. Wendy then cut Gina’s hair using a razor to lighten her ends and create movement. This versatile cut can be flipped up and piecy for a fun and sassy look or straight and polished for a more professional look. Make-up: When Wendy first staring looking at Gina’s face and deciding what make-up to use she saw that Gina’s skin was incredibly beautiful with just a few freckles. So Wendy used a mineral foundation to even out the skin and added a bronzer to tie in the copper from her hair. Wendy gave Gina a smokey eye by using a peauter shadow and a copper red in the crease of her eye. She used a plum blush on her cheeks with a bronzer over to give her a nice sun kissed look. Last but not least Wendy used a super gloss lip gloss to accent Gina’s lips.

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September Events In Lake County ARTS

Sept. 1 — Duke Robillard, 9 p.m. at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 325, in Lincolnshire Come out and enjoy an evening of the blues with Duke Robillard. Duke is a man in command of a full range of creative talents, unique in the blues and rare in the music industry as a whole. He is, in fact, a complete artist at the height of his power. Tickets are $15 to $30. For tickets or more information, call 847-499-5000 or visit Sept. 2 and 3 — Art Fair on the Square, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Market Square, 724 N. Western Avenue, in Lake Forest The art fair consists of selected exhibitors’ work in a variety of disciplines including ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, graphics/ printmaking, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. There also will be a children’s art tent for the creative little ones. For more information, call 847234-3743 or visit Sept. 8 — Country Bumpkin Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, in Libertyville The day will feature live music from local bands including Heartache Tonight, an Eagles cover band. Food and other entertainment will be available. For more information, call 847-990-3714 or visit Sept. 8 and 9 — Antioch’s Fall Arts and Crafts Faire 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Toft Street, one block west of Main Street, in Antioch This fair has grown in size over the years to more than 140 booths of hand-crafted goods. Find many different types of crafts including woods, metals, ceramics, apparel, candles, jewelry, photography, purses, paintings and a farmers market, in addition to many seasonal crafts perfect for the holidays. Admission is free. For more information, call 847-395-2233 or visit Sept. 22 — 4th Annual Art Walk, at Village Green Gazebo, at Sheridan Road and E. Scranton Avenue, in Lake Bluff Come out and enjoy the Artist on the Bluff Art Show. The show will include live entertainment and free art activities. More than eight blocks of art and entertainment will be available, with something for everyone. For more information, call 847-234-0774 or visit

will include a 5K run, Miss Zion Pageants and an ice cream social. Sunday’s entertainment includes the Arts and Crafts Festival, food, live music and fireworks. Monday will include the Mayor’s Breakfast, Arts and Crafts Festival, food and the Jubilee Parade at 1 p.m. The theme for this year is 75 Years and Still Growing: The Illinois Dunesland Garden Club. For more information, call 847-746-5500 or visit Sept. 1 through 3 — Long Grove International World’s Tour, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. at Long Grove Historic Village, in downtown Long Grove Celebrate many cultures, including Brazilian, British, Canadian, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Polish, Scandinavian, American and Native American with ethnic foods, music, dance and activities. Taste your way through town with foods and flavors from many nations. Children will enjoy the various cultural opportunities, as well as traditional kiddie rides, movies and ice cream eating contests. For more information, call 847-634-0888 or visit Sept. 2 — Round Lake’s Independence Day DoOver, at the Round Lake Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, in Round Lake Beach Due to the Independence Day festivities being canceled, Round Lake Beach is putting on it’s do-over. Enjoy family fun, food and fireworks along with live musical entertainment. For more information, call 847-546-2351 or visit Sept. 2 — Twilight Shuffle 5K Run, 6 p.m. at Newberry Avenue, in Libertyville Run through the historic neighborhoods of the east side of Libertyville. Professional timing will be used. Families are encouraged to participate. After Aug. 26, cost is $40 or $25 for children 9 to 17 year old. To register or

for more information, call 847-680-0336 or visit www. Sept. 8 - Waukegan Air Show: Wings Over Waukegan, 1 to 3 p.m. at Waukegan Regional Airport, 3580 N. McAree Road, in Waukegan The show has gained a huge attraction for 2012, with the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds selecting the Waukegan Air Show as one of only seven U.S. appearances they will make this year. For more information, call 847244-0055 or visit Sept. 15 – Fox Lake Oktoberfest Beer and Wine Walk, on Grand Avenue, in Fox Lake Come out and enjoy a stroll down Grand Avenue sampling beer and wine. For more information, call 847-587-7474 or visit Sept. 16 – Grayslake Downtown Rib Throwdown, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Center Street, in downtown Grayslake Come out for a day of live music, food, beverages, beer and a great time. For more information, call 847-543-0900 or visit Sept. 28 through 30 – Long Grove’s 20th Annual Apple Festival, in Long Grove’s Historic Village, in downtown Long Grove More than 50 distinctive shops and restaurants will help celebrate with unique seasonal gifts and foods. Treats will include cider donuts, caramel apples, the Long Grove Apple Haus’ famous brown bag apple pie and much more! Live toe-tapping music, carriage rides, hayrides and children’s activities will help provide a great backdrop for a wonderful family outing. For more information, call 847-634-0888 or visit lc For additional calendar events and updated details, visit



Sept. 1 through 30 — Park in the Park Car Show, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Community Park, at Quentin and Old McHenry Roads, in Hawthorn Woods Check out all the classic and vintage cars on display. For more information, visit Sept. 1 — Jammin’ on Main Street, 6 p.m. on Main Street, in downtown Wauconda Main Street will close for an evening of great live music, street vendors and dancing in the street! Live music will be provided by Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners. For more information, visit Sept. 1 and 2 — Taste of Serbia Food and Music Festival, Noon to 11 p.m. both days at St. Basil Ostrong Serbian Orthodox Church, 27450 N. Bradley, in Lake Forest Come out for the seventh annual Taste of Serbia Festival on Labor Day weekend. The taste will feature abundant, traditional Serbian delicacies, live music, dancing, raffles and beverages. The kiddie area will provide fun for all ages featuring giant inflatables and games. For more information, call 847-247-0077 or visit tos. Sept. 1 through 3 — Jubilee Days Festival, 8 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Park, at 25th Street and Emmaus Avenue, in Zion This weekend-long festival will begin with a golf outing at the Shepherds Crook Golf Course on Friday. Saturday

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oUr town: LAKE VILLA

Celebrating 100 YeArS At the turn of the century, there was a resurgence of interest in local history in the village of Lake Villa. It was 2001 when the village celebrated its centennial, and that same year, the village purchased the Lehmann Mansion, a long-standing property now used as a banquet and events site. Out of those historical events came the formation of the Lake Villa Historical Society in 2003. Sue Cribb, president of the historical society since 2005, recently sat down with Lake County Magazine Editor Stephanie N. Grimoldby to talk about the importance of the Lehmann family to Lake Villa.

LC: Why don’t you tell me a little bit about the Lehmann Mansion in a nutshell and what it’s celebrating this year that’s so important? Cribb: It is 100 years old this year ... and they’re looking to have [a celebration including] an ice cream social. Members of the historical society will conduct tours because people in town don’t really get to see the mansion unless you’re invited to a wedding or if you’ve come to one of the Civil War [events we used to host] and gone on the tours — [otherwise], you don’t really get a chance to see what the inside looks like. LC: What is the history and significance of the mansion? Cribb: E.J. Lehmann — Ernst Johann Lehmann — started The Fair store in Chicago, and his first summer town is now what is First Hope United, [formerly] Central Baptist Children’s Home. That was the original mansion, but to us, because the village owns it, we refer to his son [Edward John]’s summer home as the Lehmann Mansion. It’s further north, but the grounds there, I can’t even imagine calling this a summer home where you’ve got pools and gardens and areas for shooting and a golf course — it was just all kinds of recreational activities for the rich. But that was one son. [Then], one son [Ernst Lehmann] owned property in what is now Lindenhurst — he called it Linden Farms, and that’s where they got their name, from Linden Farms — and another son, if you’re familiar with the Episcopal Church on Route 59, right by Gavin North, that was Otto Lehmann’s barn, and he had show horses. His house is over on the lake, and it’s privately owned. LC: So, the family owned a lot of property. Cribb: Hundreds and hundreds of acres. The school at [Route] 83 and Grand [Avenue] — it’s Pleviak [Elementary] School now, but it was Central School when they first built it in 1910 or something like that — that was land that was purchased from one of the Lehmanns. Augusta, actually, Ernst Johann’s widow. The church that’s down here at the corner of Cedar Avenue and [Route] 83, it’s a private home now, but that property was sold to the church by one of the Lehmanns. When you go out toward Lindenhurst … where Ishnala Estates is and Deep Lake Shores, all along [Deep Lake] there were Lehmann mansions. And

6 E.J. Lehmann home circa 1930. Photo provided.

then there was one across the street off of Crooked Lake. They donated the land for Peacock Camp, which is north on Deep Lake Road on Crooked Lake, and the township just bought that... . I [recently] did a presentation at Prince of Peace [Catholic Church in Lake Villa] for a senior group, and I talked a lot about the Lehmanns, and some guy got up afterwards and said, “Didn’t anyone live in town besides the Lehmanns?” And I didn’t have the presence of mind to say there wouldn’t have been a Lake Villa had it not been for Ernst Johann because he bought rights to the railroad, and he made sure the railway went through Lake Villa. He had a hotel. That way, every train that went this direction had to stop in town, so he would have people in his hotel. He was a very smart man.

LC: So, there’s no Lake Villa today without the Lehmanns? Cribb: There really would not have been ... the Lehmanns really got the town through the Great Depression because they had so many properties. They had people working as gardeners and cooks and building stuff for them … . LC: Is there anything else interesting about the family? Cribb: [Off Lehmann Boulevard], that’s where the private house is that was Otto’s, almost to the end, right on the lake. It’s a big, beautiful house. We’ve had other Lehmann members come through, just coming back to town, and one of them, Barbara... it would have been Ernst Johann’s great daughter-inlaw, said that was her favorite place because it was more comfortable. They talked about the mandatory 4:30 cocktails with Aunt Augusta, and that would have been at One Hope United. Augusta, Ernst Johann’s wife, had him committed

… and then she bought out his partners’ share at the Fair Store. She also built the Majestic Theater in Chicago, and we just learned that since there’s been a historical society. Again, it was one of those phone calls out of the clear blue … the Bank of America was rehabbing it, and they found the literature that Augusta had built the hotel. So, we’ve got information on that, with all the Vaudeville characters and things that she had. [The Lehmanns] were really movers and shakers, and you’d love to turn back the clock and just watch for a while and see how they lived.

LC: Are there any Lehmanns still living in Lake Villa? Cribb: No. No descendents. I think there might be one in Lake Forest. lc • Our Town features a different person, organization, event or historical landmark in a Lake County community on a rotating monthly basis. To suggest a topic for an Our Town column, send an email to Editor Stephanie N. Grimoldby at


The village of Lake Villa’s “Lehmann Mansion Centennial Celebration” will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Lehmann Mansion, 485 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Lake Villa. Members of the Lake Villa Historical Society will provide tours of the inside of the mansion, and an antique car show will take place on the grounds. Music will be provided by the Lakes Community Swing Band, and an ice cream social, hay rides and story teller also will be available. For more information, visit


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Chamber Office, 71 Nippersink Thomas Place, 229 Thomas Lane Dunkin Donuts, 5 E. Grand Ave. Fox Lake Library, 255 E. Grand Ave. Kings Landing, 1 Nippersink


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Vital Points Therapy, 34498 Old Walnut Cir #D Bittersweet Golf Course, 875 Almond Rd Saluto’s, 7680 W. Grand Ave Salon Bliss, 7075 W. Grand Ave Uno Chicago Grill, 6593 W. Grand Ave Columbia College, 1225 Tri St.ate Pkwy Vista Hotel On Grand, 6161 W Grand Ave. Comfort Inn, 6080 Gurnee Mills Circle Fairfield Inn, 6090 Gurnee Mills Circle LoneStar Steak House, 6210 Grand Ave La Quinta, 5688 Northbridge Dr Gurnee Extended Stay, 1724 Northbridge Dr Goshman Orthodontics, 5465 Grand Ave Lake Co Visitors Bureau, 5465 W Grand Ave Life Source, 5250-1 Grand Ave Country Inn & Suites, 5420 Grand Ave Best Western, 5430 Grand Ave Timothy O’Tooles, 5572 Grand Ave Key Lime Cove, 1700 Nations Drive Lake Co Chamber Of Comm, 5221 W Grand Ave Fifth Third Bank, 4840 Grand Ave Cardinal Liquors, 980 N Riverside Gurnee Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Rd Huntington Learning Center, 5101 Washington St. Jenny Craig, 5101 Washington St. Studio 21, 5101 Washington St. Advanced Laser Clinic, 5101 Washington St. Heather Ridge Golf Course, 5900 Manchester Dr Gurnee Mills Mall, 6710 W. Grand Ave. (Ent J) Rinkside Sports, 6152 Grand Ave. Bradley Counseling Center, 5465 Grand Ave. The Shipping Point, 5250 Grand Ave. Risotto’s Italian Restaurant, 5101 Washington St. Larry’s Barber Shop, 5101 Washington St. Tina’s Italian Bake Shop, 5101 Washington St. Ultimate Gymnastics, 1018 Tri State Pkwy


Lake Forest Hospital, 660 N Westmoreland Rd Fifth Third Bank, 990 S. Waukegan Rd Forrest Bootery, 284 E. Market Sq. Chamber Office, 695 N. Western Ave. DeerPath Inn, 255 E. Illinois Rd.


Twister’s Elite Allstar Cheer & Dance, 1600 N Milwaukee Ave

Therapy Tree, 89 Cedar Ave Bella’s Bounces, 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave. LLV Chamber, 500 E. Grand Ave. Round Lake Beach Chiropractic, 36735 N. Rte 83

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Poko Loko, 1601 Northwind Blvd Hampton Inn & Suites, 2061 Shell Dr Einstein Bagels, 1443 Peterson Rd Mario Tricoci, 1441 Peterson Rd Zengeler Cleaners, 1401 Peterson Rd Pets General Store, 432 Peterson Rd Talent Forum, 450 Peterson Rd Gold Eagle Liquors, 255 Peterson Baird & Warner, 216 Peterson Dunkin Donuts, 218 Peterson Holiday Inn Express, 77 Buckley Rd Days Inn, 1809 N Milwaukee Fifth Third Bank, 1366 S. Milwaukee Classic Travel, 703 N Milwaukee Forrest Bootery, 525 N Milwaukee Eclectic, 518 N Milwaukee Townee Square Restaurant, 508 N Milwaukee Libertyville Library, 413 N Milwaukee Fodrak’s, 327 S Milwaukee Libertyville Vision Center, 307 S Milawukee Libertyville Music, 401 S Milwuakee Bagels By The Book, 870 S Milwaukee Belagio Café, 864 S Milwaukee Wine & Spirit Warehouse, 830 S Milwaukee Condell Hospital, 801 S. Milwaukee (Main Bldg Circ Drv Lg Overhng) GMLV Chamber, 1123 S. Milwaukee (Bank Finc’l Bldg) RE/MAX Suburban, 1346 S. Milwaukee Accelerated Physcial Therapy, 1352 S. Milwaukee Libertyville Gymnastics, 2610 Commerce Dr Candlewood Suites, 1100 N US Hwy 45 Curves, 275 Peterson Rd. Café Pyrenees, 1762 N. Milwaukee Condell Centre Club, 200 W. Golf Dr. Ray Helms, 755 S. Milwaukee #292 Spring Meadows Assisted Living, 901 Florsheim Casa Bonita, 633 N. Milwaukee Ave. Exercise Coach, 862 S. Milwaukee Ave. Ariazi Salon, 605 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Doubletree Liberty/Mund, 510 E Il Route 83 Comfort Inn, 517 E Il Rte 83 Super 8, 1950 S Lake St. Gymnastics Spot, 915 Tower Rd Golden Legs Running, 508 N. Seymour Atlas Hand Car Wash, 741 S. Midlothian The Pitch Bike Park, 919 Tower Rd Joy Of The Game, 1160 Allanson Rd Mambo Italiano, 748 S. Butterfield Hitz Pizza, 700 S. Butterfield American Chartered Bank, 3196 W. Rte 60 Salon O, 2988 West Rte 60


Park District, 814 Hart Rd. Panera Bread, 254 E. Rollins Rd. Dunkin Donuts, 706 E. Rollins Rd. Family Dental, 305 E. Rollins Rd. Olandos, 843 W. Rollins Rd. Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Civic Way



Manpower, 830 West End Court, Ste 800 Vernon Hills Park District, 635 Aspen Dr Aspen Drive Cook Library, 701 Aspen Dr Lustig Jewelers, 281 W Townline Rd (Rte 60) Salerno’s Pizza, 102 E Hawthorn Pkwy Holiday Inn Express, 975 N Lakeview Pkwy Bavaro Hair, 701 N Milwaukee Ave # 184 Massage Envy, 701 N Milwaukee Ave #180 The Park, 145 N Milwaukee Ave Opa!, 950 Lakeview Parkway AMLI Clubhouse, 1155 N. Museum Lifetime Fitness, 680 Woodlands Pkwy Glacier Ice Arena, 670 Lakeview Pkwy


The Shanty, 38995 N. US Hw 41 Captain Porkys, 38995 N. US Hwy 41

Park District, 2200 Grasslake Rd YMCA, 670 Lakeview Pkwy Joy Of The Game, 1160 Allanson Rd Mundelein Park Dist., 1401 N Midlothian Mundelein Library, 1170 N Midlothian Bill’s Pub, 624 S Lake St. Mundelein Village Hall, 440 E Hawley St. Kumon, 726 Butterfield Rd PK Bennett Jewelers, 726 S Butterfield Rd Stone Habitat, 1476 Townline Rd Schwake Stone, 1440 Townline Rd DiCarlo Fine Wine & Spirits, 425 Townline Rd Corner Health Foods, 502 N Seymour Sheer Paradise Pet Salon & Spa, 408 N Seymour Dunkin Donuts, 722 S Il Rte 83 Natures Cleaners, 716 S Il Rte 83


Vickie’s Personal Touch, 349 S. Barrington Wauconda Chamber, 100 N. Main St. Docks Bar & Grill, 313 E. Liberty Lindy’s Landing, 115 Park St. Pizza Panhandlers, 349 S. Barrington

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