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Kenneth J. Cohen
8074 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714
Kenneth J. Cohen is an attorney offering general practice legal counsel. Working with clientele on a variety of types ofMore case, Mr. Cohen provides expert counsel in areas as diverse as personal inury and criminal law.
Thomas Edison School
8200 Gross Point Rd, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Thomas Edison School, founded in 1956, is part of School District 69. Despite its location in Morton Grove, the studentMore body is largely made up of children from Skokie. Edison prides itself on being a very diverse school, made up of students from a wide range of backgrounds, both social and cultural. Robert Halipern is principal, and his office focuses on good behavior and character.
Morton Grove Civic Center
6140 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL 60053
The Morton Grove Civic Center is located in central Morton Grove just off Harrer Park. The civic center exists as aMore shared space to serve diverse needs of the community of Morton Grove. The center can be made available to civic groups, individuals and corporations for numerous uses. The civic center and the nearby grounds are a common choice for wedding receptions, and features a large hall, an outdoor patio, and staff to serve the needs of the renting party.
Kitchen & Bath Mart
7755 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714
Kitchen & Bath Mart is a two-pronged business, providing home building materials and offering an array ofMore professional installation options. Focusing exclusively on kitchens and bathrooms, Kitchen & Bath Mart is a one-stop provider of faucets and plumbing fixtures, cabinets, shower and bathtubs, countertops and various hardware choices. There is a diverse selection in the showroom. Kitchen & Bath Mart is a Better Business Bureau-accredited business.
Maine East High School
2601 Dempster St, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Many Niles residents attend Maine East High School, one of three high schools in the Maine Township High SchoolMore District 207. Though it's located in neighboring Park Ridge, it's a quick walk or bike ride away from Niles.

Maine East has a very diverse student body, with about 75 percent of students speaking a language other than English at home. There are 52 languages spoken.

Maine East has made Newsweek magazine's list of America's Best High Schools. 

Of Maine Township High School District 207's three schools, Maine East is the oldest, having been built in 1929.

Nelson School
8901 N Ozanam Ave, Niles, IL 60714

Viola Nelson School is one of the six schools in East Maine School District 63, which serves northern Niles, westernMore Morton Grove, eastern Des Plaines and surrounding communities.  

Nelson's students range from kindergarten to sixth grade, and the school feeds into Gemini Junior High School.

Terry Baranowski and Dan Farinosi are serving as interim co-principals for the 2010-2011 school year as the district searches to replace the former principal, Larry Mishkin.

Baranowski described the school as being very ethnically diverse. It's a mix of students of Asian, European and Hispanic origin, with many speaking a language other than English in the home.

 

 

 

St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Preschool
9204 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714
There are actually two preschools at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran; one is a Japanese language immersion program,More and most students are children of parents who have been transferred here from Japan by their corporate employers. The other is a regular English-language, Lutheran-church-sponsored preschool for American children. Both preschools are housed in a separate buildings from the church, with a separate fenced yard area for play. Parents can park nearby for drop-off and pick-up, but the parking lot is a safe distance from the play area. Jenny Powell directs the English-language preschool, and Minori Yamaki directs the Japanese-language preschool. The preschool is open to all. Students do not have to be Lutheran, said Powell, who stressed the school has students from many diverse backgrounds. The Web site for the Japanese-language preschool is seimataiyouchien.com. The church, which was founded at the turn of the 20th century, has had an elementary school in this building for most of its history, but closed it in 2004. The building is now used only for preschool, which was added in the early 1980s.
St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church
9081 N Maryland St, Niles, IL 60714

The roots of this church extend back into Niles history. Another St. Matthew's Church existed from 1840 to 1865; thisMore one was founded in 1896
-- three years before Niles became incorporated as a village.

Pastor Nathan Cordes describes his congregation as very diverse, with members from at least 26 ethnic and racial groups. Small flags from these various nations are displayed in the lobby. Reverend Cordes characterizes St. Matthew's as a "bottom-up" church, in which congregants research topics and seek input in order to make good, cooperative decisions.

The church offers Bible study three times a week and runs an associated preschool, where children study Bible stories and pray before meals. Special prayer services for disabled worshipers are held once a month.