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Welcome CHAMBER At a Glance IMPORTANT Numbers LIVING In Skokie SKOKIE Events SUPPORTIVE Nonprofits ADULT Playground SENIOR Living SKOKIE Diversity SKOKIE Business MEMBERS By Category ADVERTISER Index CHAMBER

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On behalf of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry, its 650-member businesses and our Board of Directors, I am very pleased to introduce the 2017 Skokie Lifestyle Magazine. There is a lot to showcase and be proud of in our community. The Village of Skokie is strong and vibrant. We owe this to many factors including the stability of the business community and the vision of our village management and elected officials. The businesses in Skokie play a vital role in the economic health of our community. The Village of Skokie has a solid industrial, manufacturing and technology presence, along with a retail mix which draws people into the community from throughout the metropolitan area. This strong business presence contributes to the tax base of the village, keeping residential taxes low for our 68,000 residents. The Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been an active advocate for businesses on the North Shore for over 91 years. We are proud to be contributing to the success and vitality of the Village of Skokie.

We hope that you find value in this publication and that you look toward our member businesses when you are looking for a product or service. Should you have any questions or comments regarding the Skokie Community Guide or any other member benefits or services, please feel free to contact the Chamber office at (847) 673-0240 or email us at For additional copies of this publication or to obtain one of the many guides, resources or information that we offer on Skokie businesses, please stop by our office. We are located in the heart of downtown Skokie at 5002 W. Oakton Street. Skokie is truly a great place to live, work, raise a family and operate a business! Best Regards,

Howard S. Meyer | Executive Director Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry


At a Glance

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A Chamber of Commerce is a coalition of area businesses, industries, organizations and professionals who pool their talents and resources to improve the economic, civic, and cultural climate of their communities. Businesses and organizations are eligible to belong to the Chamber of Commerce. Dues are structured so even the smallest business can be a member. The Chamber is an advocate and service organization for business. It provides a venue through which business professionals can take effective action for the progress and growth of their communities.

Why should you become a member of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce?

As a Skokie Chamber member, you become a part of an organization with a strong credible voice that speaks out on behalf of business and industry. A Skokie Chamber membership allows you to shape your community by participating in projects and special task groups that apply business-oriented solutions to community concerns. As a Skokie Chamber member, you have access to one of the most efficient, effective networking systems available to promote your business and expand your customer base. 6

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Your Skokie Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to promote members, and can provide you with resources and referrals to grow your business. A Skokie Chamber membership can boost your community image and increase your sales. A recent national survey found that consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy from Chamber members. Join today and let the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry start working for you!

How the Chamber helps the business community: Access

Business Advocacy

Business/Education Partnerships Communications

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In Skokie


Skokie has been named one of America’s top 100 places to live by, a website that ranks quality of life of America’s small and mid-sized cities. Skokie is among very few Illinois communities to rank on the list. Therefore, it is no wonder that families flock to and enjoy one of the fastest growing suburbs in the United States, according to Money magazine. Add to that the fact that the village recently made significant enhancements to the community, including a $9 million infrastructure investment in downtown Skokie, and you have a winning combination for both kids and adults. Skokie could easily be nicknamed “Tree City.” The greenery parades down many of its streets of colonials, ranches and Chicago-style bungalows. Safe, clean and environmentally friendly neighborhoods dot the landscape. From great neighborhoods to great schools, Skokie is a standout community. There are public, private and parochial educational opportunities. Primary school students are served by six K-8 school districts in Skokie. The majority of Skokie high school students attend Niles North or Niles West. Nationally recognized for academic excellence, both schools have been cited among the countries best by Newsweek and US News & World Report. The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts recognized Niles Township High Schools for having the top arts education program in the US. The Skokie Park District offers a plethora of excitement. In fact, the district is a past winner of the “National Gold

Medal for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.” Its 240 acres of parkland offer countless recreational opportunities for the more than 65,000 residents of Skokie and others throughout the Chicagoland area. Activities include tennis, rowing, indoor skating, a nature center, golf, fitness and two water parks. In addition to its diverse array of programs and special events, the Skokie Park District also offers summer camps, statelicensed full-day childcare and preschool, and before- and afterschool care for grades K-5. The park district offers many seasonal community special events. Families can participate in the award-winning Skokie Festival of Cultures, Skokie’s Backlot Bash music and street festival, Winter Chilly Fest, a July 4th 3-D Fireworks Festival, the Scream Scene haunted house, the World Wiffle Ball Championship and many more activities. The family that reads together stays together and the award winning Skokie Public Library is all about togetherness. However, reading is not its only gig. It also offers performances, workshops, art exhibits, etc. under the roof of its 133,000-square-foot facility. The library’s Bookmobile service is a mobile library that brings books, DVDs and more to locations throughout Skokie five days a week. The second floor Computer Commons and adjacent Computer Classroom offer internet access, scanning stations, Microsoft Office and printing options. There is a separate computer lab for children.

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The Skokie Public Library, always community minded, participates in major initiatives including Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township and the Festival of Cultures. There are many children and family focused businesses in Skokie. For example, the British Swim School of Skokie, located just west of the intersection of East Prairie and Oakton, has open swim events, segregated women’s classes, birthday parties, summer camps, private event rentals and much more. Another great family-oriented business is My Gym’s Children’s Fitness Center, located on Gross Point Road. The company has developed programs and facilities for children 6 weeks through 10 years of age to develop physical, cognitive and emotional skills. Classes incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics and sports. 

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Skokie has more fests than any other North Shore community. There is something for everyone, kids and adults alike.


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The ever-popular Skokie’s Spring Greening kicks off a season of fun. The event promotes sustainable and green living. It features a cycling event and indoor fair. Visitors shop for green products and repurposed crafts.

MAY Since its inception in 1991, the event has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in the state. More than 38,000 visitors each year enjoy two days of ethnic folk music and

Flavors of Skokie’s finest restaurants will tempt visitors at this affair. The celebration of gourmet food is a charitable event benefiting various community causes.

Wednesdays on the Green

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JULY North Shore Festival of Art

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Skokie is a health-conscious, support-driven community. Many organizations exist to propel that mission. Shore Community Services has provided services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities for over 60 years. Services include educational, residential, vocational and related programs. The organization serves nearly 350 individuals each year. For more than 40 years, Skokie-based Orchard Village has empowered persons with developmental challenges to achieve fulfilled lives in the community. They accomplish these goals by collaborating with the community. The result is community-integrated residential, vocational, educational and in-home services. The Douglas Center is a nonprofit organization that provides work programs for individuals with disabilities. They offer employment opportunities that include manufacturing, commercial/industrial sewing, packaging and assembly. Turning Point was established in 1969 as an area mental health center. Comprehensive services include brief or long-

term care, outpatient individual and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication monitoring, case management and a residential living program. Thresholds was established in 1959. The organization offers 30 innovative programs that include employment, advocacy, and housing. It is one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses in Illinois. Since 1983, the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center has been serving the community as a nonprofit center against sexual assault and abuse. In addition to a 24-hour support line, (847) 872-7799, the center offers professional training, school-based programs and community awareness. “We are proud to lend the Chamber’s support to strengthen all these organizations which reach out to the community and make it robust and vibrant,” said Howard Meyer, Executive Director of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We are proud to do our share to be a welcoming presence and valuable resource to the nonprofits located in the Village of Skokie.” 

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For Adults

Everyone has heard of a playground for kids. However, did you know that Skokie has a playground for adults? That’s right; Skokie is fun, fun, fun! Located just 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Skokie is well known for critically acclaimed restaurants, extensive shopping and international experiences. Another advantage is that it is located near major highways and thoroughfares. Its Yellow Line CTA transit stop boards approximately 1,000 riders a day. If you come to Skokie, come hungry. Dining in Skokie is an experience, not a meal. In fact, some might even call it an international getaway given the continental cuisine offerings. Those include Russian, Mexican, American, Asian and Afghan. Yet, if you are in the mood for something simpler, you will find plenty of coffee shops, pizzerias and family friendly establishments. Fine dining is also available. Skokie Boulevard’s latest facelift brings new shopping and dining options. The long-time former home of Don’s Fishmarket and Comfort Inn was razed to accommodate new plans for the flourishing Skokie Boulevard. Those plans include a Chick-fil-A and several retailers for adults to check out. Visitors will find critically acclaimed restaurants, some of which are among Chicago Magazine’s Best New Restaurants listing. In fact, you can also find a variety of dining at the Westfield Old Orchard Mall. Delicious dining options include McCormick & Schmick’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Maggiano’s, just to name a few. Of course, the Old Orchard Mall is not only about food. It houses 144 retailers that serve close to 13 million visitors per year. The nearly 2 million-square-foot mall generates

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approximately $540 million in annual retail sales. Old Orchard is home to a premier collection of fashion and boutiques. Top brands include Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Tiffany & Co., Zara, Michael Kors, Tesla, Henri Bendel, Vince Camuto, Madewell, Splendid, Anthropologie and Hugo Boss. A revitalization welcomed lush landscaping, ambient lighting and sleek seating enclaves, as well as a brand new interactive play space and organic garden. “The Cube” provides a oneof-a-kind venue for signature events, performances, interactive displays and live entertainment year-round. Other shopping opportunities exist at the Touhy Marketplace. The 16acre site at the northwest corner of St. Louis and Touhy avenues feature four buildings totaling approximately 195,000 square feet of retail space. It includes a 150,000-square-foot Super Wal-Mart. The former Klein Tools plant at the northwest corner of McCormick and Touhy has been replaced by a 73,000 square-foot Mariano’s Fresh Market and other bank and retail facilities. Downtown Skokie is a glorious place to shop, as well. You can find just about anything your heart desires. Up and down Lincoln and Oakton, you will find many opportunities to shop until you drop. Treasures include apparel, furniture and specialty wallpaper. You will also find the everyday when it comes to hardware, office supplies, pharmacy items and gifts. You can also grab some groceries, or take in an art gallery. Looking for yoga? Yep, you will find it there too. The Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the village, continuously strives to bring new businesses to the community. The Storefront Enhancement Program was recently launched by the Village of Skokie. It provides for the commercial corridor properties located outside of the village’s TIF districts. Financial incentives to encourage development, rehabilitation and overall structural improvements within existing buildings are 

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available on a first-come, first-served basis if certain criteria are met. Once businesses take advantage of the program and revitalization takes place, Skokie will offer even more enticing opportunities for nightlife, shopping, cultural, recreational and other intriguing fun prospects for adults These days the counterpart of shopping seems to be movies. Regal Cinemas located at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie closed in early June to make way for newly upgraded movie theaters. Mall operator Westfield plans to add two luxury CMX theaters, CMX is wholly owned subsidiary of Cinemax. One theater will be ultra-luxurious called “CMX Dine-In,” which will include a food-dining menu and cocktails. The six-screen new theater will have reclining seats. The seven screen second theater will also have recliners and serve cocktails. Renovations seem to be a new theme with theaters. The AMC Village Crossing 18 added a bar to its theater. It offers seating for before and after the movie conversations. Patrons are also allowed to drink while watching movies. The AMC Village Crossing 18 is located at the intersection of Touhy and Carpenter. A different theater experience can be found at the Skokie Theatre. The Skokie Theatre was built in 1912 and was a founding member of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce. In 2006, the building was overhauled and turned into a modern, acoustically perfect concert hall and theatrical venue. It features a variety of eclectic productions, children’s theater and comedy presentations. Skokie prides itself on arts and culture. The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts is home to the award-winning Northlight Theatre and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. The North Shore Center for the performing Arts hosts approximately 175,000 patrons annually for hundreds of different events. They include a variety of local, cultural and civic performances, as well as plays, graduations and dance recitals. A visit to Skokie would not be complete without taking in two popular attractions. One, the NorthShore Sculpture Park, offers a magnificent open-air exhibit of more than 70 sculptures. The other attraction is the Skokie Holocaust


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Museum & Education Center. Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman designed the 65,000-square-foot building. The museum’s story is of the Jews and other minority groups who were persecuted in the Holocaust. That history is demonstrated through 500 artifacts, photographs and documents. The emotional and thought provoking experience is not one to miss. In addition to its brick-and-mortar offerings, Skokie has a plethora of annual events and community affairs. Even the park district hosts wine and beer tastings. The Taste of Skokie is a celebration of food, friendship and community. More than 400 Skokie Chamber members, Rotary Club members and community members attend the affair. An intriguing auction spoils bidders, while at the same time, supports educational and training opportunities to the surrounding business community. There are many come-to-play-and-stay lodging options in Skokie, a destination for leisure and recreation. Venues include, DoubleTree by Hilton, Holiday Inn and a Residence Inn located on the Skokie/Wilmette border. Residents and visitors alike will want to take a bite out of all Skokie has to offer. Whether you are an oenophile, a gourmet cook, theater buff or culture seeker, your passions will be come alive in Skokie. 


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Seniors will find living in Skokie to be a perfect fit. There are many walkable areas and accessible public transportation. Skokie’s close proximity to expressways and thoroughfares is another advantage. Mature-aged residents play an important role in the village. Not only have they played a part in Skokie’s past, but they also remain vital to Skokie’s future. Many are still employed, while others enrich the community through volunteerism. Seniors not only give to their community, but also their community gives back to them with government, park district and other programs. The Village of Skokie’s Human Services Division promotes and enhances the independence and wellbeing of it seniors through activities, information, counseling, education and coordination of community social services. Through the village, seniors can sign up for Carrier Watch, which authorizes postal carriers to notify the Human

Services Division if a resident’s mail has not been picked-up from their mailbox in two days. The Human Services Division then calls the person or their designated emergency contact to see if there is a need to be addressed. From early February through mid-April, federal income tax help is provided free-of-charge to low-income senior citizens. Through the coordinated efforts of AARP and the Human Services Division, aides assist individuals with the preparation of simple tax forms. Help for other forms include SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program). Volunteer advisors help seniors understand their Medicare supplemental and/or long-term care insurance policies, billings and appeals. Qualified participants in the Home Delivered Meals Program receive one hot meal daily, Monday through Friday. To be eligible for the fee based program the applicant must be a Skokie resident, homebound, and 

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physically unable to prepare hot meals. Another fee based offering is The Lending Closet. Skokie residents can use canes, walkers, crutches and wheelchairs for a nominal charge. The Township of Niles has a food pantry, which low-income seniors may take advantage of for supplementing their meals. The township also offers access to free legal advice, and assistance applying for property tax senior citizen exemptions. Oakton Community Center hosts many senior programs. Just for fun, there are Mah Jong and Canasta lessons. For shopping, there are monthly mall trips to the Pleasant Prairie Outlet, and Gurnee Mills Outlet. For laughs, they offer Lunch Bunch outings to a variety of restaurants. For the mind, the center covers informational Medicare and medical seminars. They also hold AARP Smart Driver courses. For the spirit, there is Tai Chi, which explores meditation and relaxation. For the body, Oakton Community Center offers seniors general exercise, soft and hard aerobics and balance and flexibility enhancement. The Skokie Chamber’s Senior Resource Connections is a vital link for senior citizens. The group is made up of professionals whose work makes a huge difference in the lives of seniors. From caregivers to attorneys to real estate/ relocation specialists and finance experts, their goal is to assist seniors and their families. The Skokie Chamber’s Senior Resource Connections educates and provides resources to the community needs of seniors. The Skokie Chamber of Commerce has many companies


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that can help seniors age in place. The Skokie Chamber of Commerce has an active group of participating businesses in the senior care category that get together on a regular basis to network with each other and grow their skills to serve the community better. If age, disability or illness prevents a visit to the Skokie Public Library, the library will come to you! Through the Skokie Public Library’s Home Bound Delivery Program seniors can enjoy materials that will let them escape, become informed, or just plain enjoy. Staff will help select library items you are interested in and deliver them to your door once a month. There is no fee for this service. Health is one of the topics most on the minds of elders. Living in Skokie provides many varied options for healthcare. There is the Evanston Hospital on Ridge Road in Evanston, Glenbrook Hospital on Pfingsten in Glenview, Highland Park on Park Avenue West and Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. The Skokie Hospital located on Gross Point Road in Skokie was established in 1963. Their specialties include minimally invasive surgeries, joint replacement, gastroenterology lab, and women’s care. Their acute hospital is nationally recognized for its expertise in orthopedics and cancer care. If you are in need of assisted living, rehabilitation, nonmedical home care, a nursing home, nursing care, hospice or senior living, Skokie has numerous options. Lincolnwood Place has nursing care, assisted living, nursing home and


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Skokie combines all of the ingredients for a well-rounded, diverse, professional and personally satisfying community. The village is one of the most diverse towns in Illinois. The environment in the village is conducive to all aspects of diversity. There are international restaurants, multicultural museums, shops offering items from around the globe and annual events that capture the essence of the village’s myriad of citizens. The latest census information has revealed that the village of Skokie is the most diverse community in the state of Illinois. Over 90 languages and dialects are spoken within the high school district. The top ethnicities by origin include Assyrian, Filipino, Korean and Indo-Asian. Immigrants continue to settle in Skokie due to its diverse housing stock, high degree

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Tot Learning Center (Skokie Park District) Fouzia Khan (847) 933-4560

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Abt and Willis Family Dentistry Ashley Kauffman (847) 677-2404

CATS Creating Arts Together With Songs, LLC Tricia Sebastian (847) 412-8564

Susan Becker Doroshow, DDS Susan Doroshow (847) 677-2774

Grade Power Learning Center Kate Peek (847) 470-1985

DentalWorks Claudine Janik (847) 673-3621

Huntington Learning Center Cheri Reid (847) 675-8651

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Usborne Books and More Joanne Haeberlin (847) 677-9212 ELECTRIC COMPANIES ComEd Carlo F. Cavallaro (800) 334-7661 MHM Energy Options Mark Milstein (847) 302-8310 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Corrigan & Freres Electric Co. Michael Corrigan (847) 673-0005 J&K Electrical Contractor John Kifarkis (847) 409-7378 Kapital Electric Don Butler (630) 833-2389 Lite Zone Electric, LLC Noel Nonah (847) 702-5747 ELECTRONIC REPAIR SERVICE CPR Cell Phone Repair Edgar Navarro (847) 679-2772 ENERGY SUPPLIERS Power to Energize Joy Schaefer (847) 372-3257 ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRICAL PRODUCTION North Shore Harmonizers, Inc. Linda Smith (847) 454-7535 Skokie Theatre Wendy Kaplan (847) 677-7761 ERRAND & REFERRAL SERVICES Brian Will Help You, LLC Brian Keeler (847) 902-0381 Just Call Molly! LLC Molly Wiemerslage (773) 576-2808 ESSENTIAL BUSINESS & RESIDENTIAL SERVICES Eternal Trust Foundation Kurt M. DiClementi (224) 415-4223

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Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc. Tim Vander Molen (847) 673-0010

Nicor Gas Pat Eaves-Heard (847) 227-0790

AHS Family Health Center Mohammed Paracha (773) 761-0300


Alphay International Linda Andros (773) 817-6130

FINANCIAL SERVICES Holycross Brokerage, Inc. Micah Holycross (773) 832-9000 FIRE DEPARTMENT Skokie Fire Department James Walters (847) 982-5300 FITNESS & WEIGHT LOSS Curves/Jenny Craig Nancy Goldman (847) 674-9440 FLOOD & FIRE RESTORATION Rainbow International Restoration Simon Markus (847) 673-3473 ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba Neil & Diana Zabadneh (847) 730-7301 FLOOR COATING & RESURFACING CONTRACTOR Mr. Floor Companies Gina Conrad (847) 674-7500 FLOORING RETAILERS Floor & Decor Giovanni Morales (847) 983-2987 The Tile Shop Jacqueline Pergande (847) 324-4590 FLORISTS Marge’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc. Ron Kalmes (847) 673-0218 FRANCHISE BROKER Goldman Group Franchise Finders, Inc. Joe Goldman (312) 550-3807 FUNERAL DIRECTORS Chicago Jewish Funerals David Jacobson (847) 229-8822 Haben Funeral Home & Crematory John Haben (847) 673-6111 Mitzvah Memorial Funerals Lloyd Mandel (630) 648-9824 Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home Marshall Kayman (847) 256-5700 FURNISHINGS — HOME & OFFICE Room & Board Steven Rosengren (847) 673-2655


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Fannie May Fine Chocolates — Skokie Blvd. Leslie Wojciechowski (847) 423-1000 Georgia Nut Co. Dave Drehobl (847) 674-3717 GOVERNMENT Niles Township Government Marilyn D. Glazer (847) 673-9300 GRAPHIC ARTS & DESIGN Ami Koenig Design, Inc. Ami Koenig (847) 677-7075

GUTTER CONTRACTOR Andy’s Custom Gutters, Inc. Andy Ivashchenko (847) 677-9974 GUTTER PROTECTION LeafFilter North of Illinois, Inc. James J. Martinez (330) 655-7950 HAIR SALONS

HANDYMAN SERVICES Handyman Matters North Shore Jim Fowler (847) 644-7904 HARDWARE, PAINT & HOUSEWARES


Orange Theory Fitness Shamar Thomas (847) 423-6060 SoulCycle Northshore Kaleigh Shafer (310) 309-7558 TASH Fitness Sharan Tash (847) 379-5777

Comfort Keepers Charles J. Russo (847) 983-3522

Northshore Acupuncture Center, LLC Amy Landolt (815) 814-1319

Home Helpers of Northeastern Illinois Joy Schaefer (847) 685-0593

HEALTH CARE Citadel Care Center of Wilmette Megan Mattson (847) 256-5000 Harken Health Cory Zielke (312) 670-8941

Qualicare Chicago North Shore Tania Herbert (847) 745-1414 Relief Medical Service Barbara Strongin (847) 679-6065


Smart Choice MRI John Mathias (844) 633-3674 Through the Forrest, LLC Jeannine Forrest Ph.D., R.N., CHPN (773) 704-1834

Vein Clinics of America — Village Crossing Jessica Mast (847) 626-7692 HEALTH RELATED SUPPORT GROUPS — EDUCATION & ADVOCACY American Cancer Society Jennifer Briggs (847) 317-0209 Les Turner ALS Foundation Maria Zeller (847) 679-3311

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Home Instead Senior Care Michael Melinger (847) 673-1250

Right at Home Heather Lantry (773) 775-4677

Ikor Matt Field (847) 748-7800

Vein Clinics of America — OId Orchard Jessica Mast (847) 470-1915

Skokie Ace Hardware Paul McGivern (847) 673-0700


InOut Labs Tim Thoelecke (847) 657-7900

North Shore Family Services, LLC Dori Mages (847) 668-4295

Sport Clips — Skokie Gale Cohen-DeMarco (847) 983-4861

Skokie Valley Air Control Michael Byron (847) 967-2200

BrightStar Care Carl Kettler (847) 510-5750

MyLife Recovery Centers, Inc. Calvin McGinn, Ph.D., R.N. (847) 410-9777

ALA MODE Hair Design Caroline Sheimain (847) 679-0255

Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning Juliet Shavitz (847) 678-1000

AthletiCo, Ltd. Joyce M. White (847) 673-5073

Well Being, Massage Therapy & Wellness Kathy A Kessenich (773) 680-8187

Lopata Design Mitchell Lopata (847) 983-8995

North Branch Yoga Scott Holtz (847) 906-3547

Asian Human Services Family Health Center Muhammad Paracha (800) 597-5077


The Home Improvement Network Pete Thomas (847) 837-8370 HOME INSPECTIONS Decker Inspection Services William Decker, CRI, CMI (847) 676-8393 Universal Home Services, Inc. Greg Dabrowski (847) 668-2650 HOSPICE Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care Valerie Nikolas (847) 685-9900 HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CLINICS NorthShore University HealthSystem Kathleen Gaffney (847) 663-0540 NorthShore University HealthSystem Skokie Hospital Mark Schroeder (847) 677-9600 Presence Saint Francis Hospital Leigh Ginther (847) 316-4000 Rogers Behavioral Health Blair McAnany (844) 615-3222


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HOTELS & MOTELS DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore Molly Rubin (847) 679-7000 Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore Sheila Lakhani Gilani (847) 679-8900 Residence Inn by Marriott NorthShore/Wilmette Kathryn O’Connell (847) 251-6600 HYPNOTHERAPIST Karen Hand Hypnosis — Chicago Karen Hand (312) 315-2100 ICE CREAM & FROZEN YOGURT Brain Freeze John Murphy (847) 630-2363 Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Skokie Anita Shrestha (847) 674-2900 Red Mango Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies Rinaben Patel (847) 967-1300 ID BADGES Evolution ID Badges Caryn McCoy (847) 677-1113 IMPORT & EXPORT OTAK International, Inc. Taher Elashry (630) 373-9229 INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT Wildcat Hi-Lift, LLC Greg Johnson (847) 868-2203 INSURANCE AAA — North Suburban Insurance Agency Steven Schwartz (847) 677-1222 Allstate Insurance — Balagam Family Insurance Faisal Balagam (847) 773-0883 Allstate Insurance — Ray LaMantia Ray LaMantia (847) 674-7000 American Family Insurance Judy Weyhrauch (847) 966-3200 Assured Insurance Solutions Steve Taich (847) 274-5471 Farmers Insurance & Financial Services Allen Morgen (847) 933-1114 Healthcare Solutions Team David Witt (773) 255-5554 w w w. s k o k i e c h a m b er.o rg

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Heil & Heil Insurance Agency, LLC Terri Mlotek (847) 866-7400

Thomas Jewelers, Inc. Thomas Guth (773) 992-4000


Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance, Ltd. Rebecca Bloomfield (847) 362-8888

Tiffany & Co. Marty Bendera (847) 763-8775

Crafty Beaver Home Centers Vince McHugh (847) 673-3000

Lang Financial Group Chicago Cara Kahan (847) 675-5578


The Leaders Group Ralph Romano (847) 757-2772 Rothschild Insurance Group Fred Rothschild, CLU, RHU (847) 673-5040 Slavin Farmers Insurance Anna K. Pinera (847) 926-7767

T.A. Cummings Jr. Co., Inc. Insurance R. Scott Cummings (847) 679-7350 INSURANCE & FINANCIAL PLANNING Griffin Financial Strategies Robert J. Griffin (847) 733-0919 Irmo Insurance Agency, Inc. Louis A. Irmo (847) 677-0505 INTERIOR DESIGNER SHANI and JANE re-DESIGN Jane Berlowe (847) 675-7575 INTERNET GROCER

INVESTMENTS & SECURITIES Edward Jones Investments — Glen Roter Glen Roter (847) 674-8565 INVESTMENTS, SECURITIES & FINANCIAL PLANNING Oakton Investment Management John Terzis (224) 534-6124 Robert W. Baird & Company — Matthew Garrigan Matthew Garrigan (847) 501-2010

Pandora Old Orchard Holly Metzger (847) 673-2300


LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin Larry Suffredin (847) 864-1209 State Representative Laura Fine — 17th District Shiva Mohsenzadeh (847) 998-1717

MANUFACTURING, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION American Louver Co. Lucy Polk (847) 470-3300 American Vacuum Co. Jack Person (847) 674-8383 Astellas Pharma US, LLC Linda Eason (630) 588-0271 Block Steel Corp. Joseph Block (847) 966-3000 Central Sheet Metal Products, Inc. Jane Anderson (847) 676-9650 Chicago Protective Apparel, Inc. Scott B. Sherman (847) 674-7900

State Representative Louis Lang Louis Lang (847) 673-1131

Edler & Company, Inc. Paul Neiweem (847) 675-1900

State Senator Daniel Biss — 9th District Daniel Biss (847) 568-1250

Federal-Mogul Motorparts Anna Oudodova (847) 674-7700

State Senator Ira Silverstein Ira Silverstein (773) 743-5015

Peapod, LLC Amy Brondyke (847) 583-9400

C.D. Peacock Sally Salcena (847) 679-1837

Paramount Cabinetry, Inc. Michael Robbins (773) 350-3255

Contour Landscaping and Snow Removal, Inc. Scott Schoeller (847) 673-5149

State Farm Insurance — Darrell Dixson Darrell Dixson (847) 677-2730


Dream Kitchens, Inc. Rick Glickman (847) 433-2400

MAILING & PACKING United States Postal Service Skokie Ronald Weddington Sr. (847) 676-2232

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky Janice Schakowsky (847) 328-3409 U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin Richard Durbin (312) 353-4952 LIBRARY Skokie Public Library Richard Kong (847) 673-7774 LIQUOR, BEER, WINE & GOURMET FOODS Schaefer’s Wines, Foods and Spirits William Graham (847) 673-5711 LOCKSMITHS Rite Lock & Safe Les Kutchins (847) 676-0046

JRC Dedicated Services Co. Renee Cardella (847) 329-5030 Kafko International, Ltd. George Kafkis (847) 763-0333 Keckley Company Matt Grund (847) 674-8422 The Maya Romanoff Company Michael Gutwaks (773) 465-6909 Mayfair Games, Inc. Phil Kaplan (847) 677-6655 Midland Manufacturing Diane Fennessy (847) 677-0333 NAPCO, Ltd. Steve Coven (847) 779-6464 Octura Models, Inc. Thomas Perzentka (847) 674-7351 Vetter Development Services USA, Inc. Susanne Resatz (847) 581-6701

Sandberg Jewelers Susan Sandberg (847) 676-4367

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WATTCORE Sokhom Nuth (571) 482-6777 Wm. W. Nugent & Co. Matt Sabin (847) 674-7782 MARKETING, ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS All-Out Sports Marketing and Management Marcello Falcone (847) 677-0542 Internet Video Maven Israel C. Leichtman (847) 868-2236 Paragon Promo Apparel Scott Baby (847) 853-1800 Sally Chapralis & Associates — Business Communications & Public Relations Sally Chapralis (847) 675-6680

Reebie Storage & Moving Co. Matt Schore (847) 994-8015 NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES PINOY Filipino American News Magazine, Pinoy Corporation Mariano Santos (847) 329-1073 Pioneer Press/Skokie Review Cosmina Dragos (847) 486-7300 SVET Russian Media Group Natalia Polyak (847) 715-9407

Niles Township Regular Republican Organization Joseph Hedrick (847) 675-6745 Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Community Walk and the Illinois Chapter of AFSP Angela Cummings (312) 890-2377 Partnership Financial Credit Union Margaret Poet (847) 675-6610 Rotary Club of Skokie Valley Max Slankard (847) 674-1500

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS Bears of Hope Carolyn Reiner (847) 673-4098 Chicago ORT Technical Institute Roxanne Wittkamp (847) 324-5588

Skokie Caucus Party James McCarthy (312) 208-6593 Skokie Community Fund Scott Holtz (847) 951-7635 Skokie Concert Choir Trisha Johns Clare

Massage Envy Spa — Niles/Skokie Matt Klemp (847) 588-0900

The Education Foundation — Supporting the Students of Niles Township Jeff Burman (847) 626-3958

VRC Massage & Wellness Vince Celdran (847) 261-4883

Erie Family Health Center Kate Birdwell (847) 666-3494

W.M. Warden Tyler Association — Skokie Masonic Center Mark Klinghoffer (847) 965-9811


Gateway Foundation Joseph King (847) 460-2634

Y.O.U., Inc. Seth Green (847) 866-1200


Jerry’s Quality Meats Jerry Roberts (847) 677-9360 MEDICAL SUPPLIES S & E Medical Supply Co. Brina Shultz (847) 673-7300 MORTGAGE BANKERS Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Darryl Evans (773) 412-6211 MORTGAGE BROKERS 1st Eagle Mortgage Diane Forsythe (847) 338-2013 Stearns Lending, LLC Michael Gordon (847) 951-9478 MOVING & STORAGE Golan’s Moving & Storage Jonathan Frawley (847) 673-8189 H2H Movers, Inc. Lyuda Ksenych (773) 236-8797

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Evette Simon (847) 967-4800 Jewish Child & Family Services Jennifer Frawley (855) ASK-JCFS Jews for Jesus Jeremiah Zaretsky (847) 679-2680 Keshet GADOL Debbie Harris (847) 674-5711 Kiwanis Club of Skokie Valley John Ohrlund (847) 674-1500 Mather Lifeways Ovie Salgado (847) 492-5034 Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Lori Lippitz (847) 675-4800 National Able Network, Inc. Andi Drileck (312) 994-4211

Joey’s Movers & Trucking, Inc. Joseph Brooks (847) 674-7779

National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial Sokhom Nuth (773) 878-7090

Olympia Moving & Storage Ben Tesler (847) 679-4338

Niles North Athletic Booster Club Brett Bildstein (847) 626-2281


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Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center Ann Raney (847) 933-0051

NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES Northshore Mobile Notary Retta Wilson-Grier (847) 712-4622 NUTRITION/SUPPLEMENTS Marzena Jonak, P.M. — International Nutrition and Cosmetics, Inc. Marzena Jonak (847) 567-4911

OPTICAL SERVICES Eddy Skokie Optical, Inc. Edgard & Maria Leguizamon (847) 679-1775 Lumen Optical Markasa Sartor (224) 307-7007 ORGANIZING & DECLUTTERING R-Cubed Ev Greenberg (847) 702-9078 PAINT & WALLPAPER STORE Sherwin-Williams Paints Matt Levaccare (847) 673-2805 PAINTING & DECORATING CertaPro Painters of Evanston Chicago Northeast, IL Ottis Ballenger (773) 541-2024 PARACHUTES Para-Gear Equipment Co. Curt Bachman (847) 679-5905 PARKS & RECREATION — SKOKIE PARK DISTRICT Devonshire Cultural Center Robin Ledford (847) 674-1500 Emily Oaks Nature Center Lee Hansen (847) 677-7001 Oakton Community Center & Exploritorium Michelle Tuft (847) 674-1500 Skatium & Weber Park Golf Course Frank Gallagher (847) 674-1500


Skokie Heritage Museum & Log Cabin Amanda Hanson (847) 677-6672

Gordon Flesch Company Kirk Hoeppel (800) 950-4718

Skokie Park District John Ohrlund (847) 674-1500


Weber Leisure Center Michelle Tuft (847) 674-1500

Regus — Skokie Johnny Proano (847) 983-3400


OFFICE SUPPLIES Office Depot, Inc. Chase Mako (708) 822-0999

PEST CONTROL A-Plus Pest Control, Inc. Rick Moskovitz (847) 676-3477

OfficeMax Lee Johnson (847) 763-8830 Tribune Products Company Jeff Day (847) 972-6110

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ADP — Automatic Data Processing Seth Lillenberg (314) 570-0325

PHARMACIES Walgreens Pharmacies — Church St. John Graver (847) 673-8037


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Walgreens Pharmacies — Dempster St. Jack Ivanoff (847) 674-5876 Walgreens Pharmacies — Oakton St. Diem Borja (847) 933-0409 PHOTOGRAPHERS & PORTRAIT STUDIOS Brad Baskin Photography Brad Baskin (312) 733-2192 Jan Beladi Photography Jan Beladi (847) 208-7748 Duron Studio Photography Duron Shem-Tov (847) 329-1099 PHYSICIANS Cornelia V. Tandez, M.D., Ltd. Cornelia V. Tandez, M.D. (847) 675-2727 PLUMBING CONTRACTORS Parks’ Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. Keith Schreiner (847) 676-1931 R.B. Plumbing and Sewer, Inc. Ruben Borjas (847) 966-8729 POLICE DEPARTMENT Skokie Police Department Anthony Scarpelli (847) 982-5900 PRINTERS — SCREEN & CUSTOM PRINTING Ar-En Party Printers, Inc. Gary Morrison (847) 673-7390 Quantum Group Allison Rickett (847) 967-3600

Hansen Radler Realty, Ltd. Lawrence Radler (847) 673-4200

Fara Commercial Brokerage Ed Schwartz (847) 570-9700

Skokie Physical Therapy Svetlana Levina, P.T., DPT (847) 983-8474

Heil, Heil, Smart & Golee Terri Mlotek (847) 866-7400

J. J. Nate Real Estate & Management Sonia Teruel (312) 912-7376


IRC Retail Centers April Stary (877) 206-5656

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty — Aaron Masliansky Aaron Masliansky (847) 815-0352

The Missner Group, LLC Glen Missner (847) 675-8877

Keeler Real Estate, LLC Edwin Vdovets (312) 263-1010

NS Management Ken Bertolucci (847) 998-0404 Old Orchard Woods Management Stephanie Mayer (847) 470-8515

@properties Commercial Division Mike Levin (847) 977-5389

Caring Transitions Erin Marcus (224) 374-1996 RENTALS House of Rental Jon Victor (847) 677-2010 U-Haul Jamie Lee (773) 862-2596 REPLACEMENT WINDOWS/ DOORS

Rosen Management Services Randy Rosen (773) 313-0025

Prudential Realty Co., Inc. — Tom Conrardy Tom Conrardy (847) 673-2340

Champion Window David Josephs (773) 573-7236

Weiss Properties, Inc. Guy Bonneville (847) 329-7600

RE/MAX Northern Shores Rafay Qamar (773) 516-1111

Renewal by Andersen Vicki Peake (847) 486-4021

RE/MAX Northern Shores — Eva Diaz Eva Diaz (312) 525-0910

Window Works Joe Miller (708) 941-6012

PUBLISHERS Daily Herald/Paddock Publications, Inc. Barbara Jakomin (847) 427-4629 REAL ESTATE — COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL & RESIDENTIAL Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices — KoenigRubloff Realty Group Sharon Kolber (773) 435-4300 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices — KRRG/ Hara Property Group Steven R. Hara (847) 790-8413

Arlyn Tratt — NextHome Elite Arlyn Tratt (312) 244-3760 Winning Edge Properties Marv Edelstein (847) 917-7743 REAL ESTATE APPRAISER Michael Halliburton, MAI Michael Halliburton, MAI (773) 763-6750

RESALE & GIFT SHOP Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Ken Williams Salvation Army Family Store Wendy Batista (773) 477-1771 Second Time Around Thrift & Gift Shop, N.F.P. Meridith Murray (847) 673-3172



Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Tracy Finger (847) 568-8400

Alexander’s Breakfast & Lunch Ted Angelopoulos (224) 251-7492


Cedarbrook Management Gregory Kalutsky (847) 674-9500

Minuteman Press Ken Lipski (847) 470-0212

Optima Old Orchard Woods Eric Richards (847) 583-4700

Century 21 Marino Real Estate, Inc. Nick Marino (847) 967-5500

The Bagel at Old Orchard Dan Wolfe (847) 677-0100

PRINT-Xpress Sam Eckerling (847) 677-5555

StreetScape Development, LLC John McLinden (312) 401-2600

Century 21 Universal Real Estate Jeff Sangerman (773) 465-0300

Bar Louie Skokie Bill Gold (847) 763-3056


Sharper Dot Printing, Inc. Steve Clark (847) 581-9033

Coldwell Banker — Joel Raynes Joel Raynes (312) 607-2784

Blaze Pizza Ed Minnich (847) 568-1649


Coldwell Banker Residential — Rose-Lynn Jaffe Rose-Lynn Jaffe (847) 293-7192

Alden North Shore Transitional Care & Post-Acute Services Angela Oh (847) 679-6100

Arthur-Kenton Management Co. Heather Lartz (847) 675-2850

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — Evanston Chris Stephens (847) 866-8200


Chick-fil-A Old Orchard Michael Kim (847) 763-1002

Cagan Management Group, Inc. Michael Daniels (847) 679-5512

Elmdale Partners Susan Palermo (708) 297-7046

Alden Estates of Skokie Specializing in Short-Term Orthopedic Recovery Ashley V Floyd (847) 676-4800

The Curragh Irish Pub Dia Stratton (847) 675-9600

All County Property Management Solutions John Wettersten (224) 412-5500

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Dengeos Restaurant Nick Theodosis (847) 677-7911

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El Fuego Mexican Cuisine Tom Frangos (847) 933-9233

Tub Tim Thai Restaurant Guy Jira (847) 675-8424

Highland Elementary School Leslie Gordon (847) 676-9380

Grecian Kitchen Delight Harry Eikosidekos (847) 677-5507

Via Veneto Restaurant Vitantonio Barbanente (773) 267-0888

Jane Stenson School Susan O’Neil (847) 967-9380

The Halal Guys Farhan Rauf (847) 983-8989

Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill Diana Rumsley (847) 675-3737

Lincoln Junior High School James Morrison (847) 676-3545

Hub’s Gyros I, Inc. Bill and Victoria Thanoukos (847) 677-7695

West of Edens Restaurant Jim Stavropoulos (847) 675-1800

Madison School Pre K-2 Lisa Halverson (847) 675-3048

International House of Pancakes A.K. Lalani (847) 675-5100

Wing Zone Sal Rehman (773) 322-9581

Middleton Elementary School Dana Otto (847) 673-1222


Niles North High School (847) 626-2000

Jameson’s Charhouse Frank Bolos (847) 673-9700 Jimmy John’s Hugh Lasauskas (847) 673-5305 Kabul House Restaurant Abdul Qazi (847) 674-3830 Larsa’s Mediterranean Restaurant Johni Younadim (847) 679-3663 LongHorn Steakhouse Sara Plank (847) 674-1673 M Burger Jeffrey Ward (847) 972-6171

Jane’s Hallmark Mark Rozdolsky (847) 673-6190

Niles Township High School District 219 Jim Szczepaniak (847) 626-3960

Village Market Place, Inc. George Arvanitis (847) 933-0900

Niles West High School Jason Ness (847) 626-2500

Walmart Stores, Inc. Tim Sutherland (847) 983-1409 RETIREMENT, ASSISTED LIVING & SKILLED NURSING SERVICES The Merion Margaret Gergen (847) 864-6400 ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Maggiano’s Little Italy Brenda Wycykal (847) 933-9555

Bassing Roofing and Sheet Metal Gene Bassing (847) 675-4030

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Aaron Torricelli (847) 763-9811

Williams Roofing & Insulation Tommy Williams (773) 338-7391

Monastero’s Ristorante & Banquets Maria Elisabeth Monastero (773) 588-2515 Outback Steakhouse Amy Anderson (847) 674-7411 Panda Express — Village Crossing Ken Lieu (847) 675-7708 Panera Bread Michelle Santana (847) 679-9156 Pita Inn Falah Tabahi (847) 677-0211 Poochie’s Hot Dogs Chris Christou (847) 673-0100 The Sandwich Club Matt Alter (847) 677-6020 Sushi Cafe Hanah Rose Baek (847) 423-2090


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SCHOOLS, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Computer Systems Institute Paul Lowder (847) 967-5030 Devonshire Elementary School Randy Needlman (847) 676-9280

Oliver McCracken Middle School Allison Stein (847) 673-1220 Prelude Entertainment David Floodstrand (773) 703-2059 Skokie Montessori School Joji Escanilla (847) 679-4614

Skokie School District 69 Margaret Clauson (847) 675-7666 Skokie School District 72 — Fairview Dr. Cindy Whittaker (847) 929-1050 Skokie School District 73 1/2 Kate Donegan (847) 324-0509 Solomon Schechter Day School Rita Meyers (847) 498-2100

East Prairie School Theresa Madl (847) 673-1141 East Prairie School District #73 Theresa Madl (847) 673-1141

Fairview South School Cindy Whittaker (847) 929-1050

Old Orchard Junior High School Robyn Hawley (847) 676-9010

Skokie School District 68 James Garwood (847) 676-9000

Alltown Bus Service, Inc. Greg Polan (847) 674-0090

Elizabeth Meyer School Alison Gordon (847) 673-1223

Oakton Community College/ Ray Hartstein Campus Colette Hands (847) 635-1767

Thomas A. Edison School Joey Halpern (847) 966-6210 SECONDARY EDUCATION Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute Rozalia Vologin (847) 329-9174

SECURITY ALARMS & SERVICE Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Don Bally (630) 299-1165 Protection One Security Solutions Marilyn Johnson (630) 613-7875 SECURITY GUARDS & DOORMEN Admiral Security Services, Inc. Victor Weisskopf (847) 588-0888 Phoenix Security, Ltd. Leon Mitchell (847) 674-6491 SENIOR SERVICES CJE SeniorLife Kathy Stone (773) 508-1000 Everyday Matters Karen Waxer-Hytrek (312) 209-0654 SHOE STORE The Walking Company Scott Kushner (847) 676-9255 SHOPPING CENTERS & MALLS Lincolnwood Town Center Genelle Iocca (847) 674-1219 Westfield Old Orchard Serge Khalimsky (847) 674-7070 SIGNS, LETTERING, DECALS & GRAPHICS FASTSIGNS Lincolnwood Elizabeth O’Connor (847) 675-1600 FASTSIGNS of Skokie Kim Hackl Signarama — Skokie Raavi Sravan (847) 324-5500 SpeedPro Imaging North Shore Stephanie Phelan (847) 983-0095 SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES The Douglas Center Rifath Khan (847) 674-1921 Orchard Village Martin Oliff (847) 967-1800 SHORE Community Services, Inc. Debora Braun (847) 982-2030 Thresholds Sean McNally (773) 537-3140 United Way North-Northwest Jason A. Johnson (847) 768-1074

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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center Stephanie Garrity (847) 244-1187 SPORTS & RECREATION EDUCATION My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Lindley Wisnewski (847) 677-6949 SPORTS TEAMS Chicago Sky — WNBA Julie Seyller (866) SKY-WNBA STORAGE Chicagoland Custom Closets Timothy Fowler (773) 301-9994 CubeSmart Evanston Sue Harms (847) 492-0400 The LockUp Self Storage Carlos Quezada (847) 677-8080 Metro Self Storage Jose Beltran (847) 265-1006 SUB-CONTRACTOR & SELF-EMPLOYED LABORER Ethical Conduct Company John France (847) 674-4743

SYNAGOGUES Devar Emet Messianic Synagogue Kirk Gliebe (847) 674-9146 Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation Jeanette Sigler (847) 675-4141 Temple Judea Mizpah Marla Topp (847) 676-1566 303 Taxi Tony Fuller (847) 256-0303 American Taxi Dispatch, Inc. Heidi Bess (847) 259-1555

ADAR, INC. Lena Goizman (224) 534-3590 Avantira, LLC Anthony Petitte (312) 882-0812 TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES

British Swim School Antony White (708) 613-5179

Comcast Business Samer Khalifeh (847) 789-1475


VETERINARIANS North Shore Veterinary Clinic J Thomas Johnson (847) 966-3080 VILLAGE GOVERNMENT Village of Skokie John Lockerby (847) 673-0500 WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES


Lakeshore Recycling Systems Joshua Connell (773) 685-8811

Raw Thrills, Inc. Andrew Eloff (847) 679-8373





VoiceWalker, Inc. Thomas Wuellner (847) 868-9442

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie Michael Pauken (847) 679-9501


AT&T Illinois Sylvia Aldrete (312) 887-2120

RCN Business Services Thomas Favorite (312) 955-2914

Chicago’s North Shore CVB Gina Speckman (847) 763-0011 TRAVEL AGENCIES

The Holtz Group/5207, Inc. Scott Holtz (847) 951-7635 Evan Loiterman Evan Loiterman (224) 817-0688

Cruise Planners — SeaLifeHolidays Mona Fakhoury (773) 431-4725

Radiant Website Design, Ltd. Catherine Gazzolo (847) 924-4154



Able Engravers, Inc. Eric Cooper (847) 676-3737

Sam’s Club Troy Jeffries (847) 491-9000

Crown Trophy Robert & Deborah Bedford (847) 679-1450

WIGS, HAIR REPLACEMENTS, TURBANS, HATS & ACCESSORIES Jerome Krause Fashionhair, Inc. Sandi Rapaport (847) 673-2442

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Martin Nissan ........................................................................2 Metro Self Storage ..............................................................19 Minchella & Associates, Ltd. ...............................................19 North Shore Community Bank ............................................22 Oakton Community College ................................................10 Oakton Investment Management ..........................................4 Private Bank, The ................................................................18 Relief Medical Services .......................................................17 Right at Home .....................................................................16 Second Time Around Thrift & Gift Shop ..............................17 Shore Community Services ...................................................3 Skokie Montessori School...................................................10 Skokie Park District .............................................................32 Skokie Police Crime Prevention/ Community Relations Unit..............................................19 Skokie Public Library...........................................................19 Through The Forrest ............................................................17 SKOKIE Magazine


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Skokie Park District

Experts in Fun!

Skatium Ice Arena learn to skate public sessions figure skating hockey

9300 Weber Park Place • extension 2900

Build your body, your mind, your life 9300 Weber Park Place • extension 2600

Skokie Sports Park

NEW! Imagination Playground Lite Brite Wall • Climbing Wall Transportation Station Engineering Mega Station Tubes and Tunnels • Toddler Area Water Play Area • Dress up Stage Private Birthday Parties 4701 Oakton Street • extension 2700

Automatic tee-up Adventure Golf (mini golf) PGA Pro Group & Private Lessons Batting Cages & Room Rentals 3459 Oakton Street • extension 3100 • (847) 674-1500 IL-SKO-DG-17 Design.indd 32

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