Sunday, May 5, 2013
Carlee Lemel, 17, of Lincolnwood was found in Chicago Tuesday afternoon.
Five days after family members reported a Lincolnwood teen missing, the girl was found safe in Chicago Tuesday afternoon, Wilmette Life reported. Carlee Lemel, 17, who disappeared from home May 2, was found at a Dominick’s near Lake Michigan and her father Bruce Lemel met the teen at the store. But it’s unclear whether he lured the teen there himself or if Chicago Police located the teen and called the father, Wilmette Life reported. Original Article Family members are seeking the community’s help in finding their 17-year-old daughter, Carlee Lemel, who has been missing since May 2. Renee Lemel, Carlee’s aunt, said the teen is “mentally unstable.” “She has not taken her medication since May 2,” she said. “We’re worried.” Carlee is …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
San Francisco Giants' pitcher George Kontos talks about everything from what it's like staying at his parents' house in the off season to teaching young kids how to pitch. The Niles West High School Alum came home after winning the 2012 World Series.
It must be good to be George Kontos. The 27-year-old pitcher recently won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants. "It's definitely been enjoyable after winning [the World Series]," Kontos told Patch. "Everyone has been giving me a lot of congrats, but my goals haven't changed; I'm still training with the same mentality and I think I've proven myself enough to be a lock for the opening day roster." The Lincolnwood native has been humbly staying at his parent's house since Nov. 15, but that might change come next year. "It's been a little bit difficult. I was on my own and had my own space [in San Francisco]," Kontos said. "To really not have your own space again is a little challenging. I think this is going to be the last offseason I…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The local athlete gets some big support from his Greek family. Kontos played at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs last Friday.
In this two-part series, Patch profiles San Francisco Giants pitcher George Kontos. The Niles West graduate was at Wrigley Field playing against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. To read Part 1, click here. George Kontos played at Proesel Park in Lincolnwood, among others, on his way to athletic stardom. In fact, he lettered in baseball, basketball and golf for the Niles West Wolves. But baseball is where he excelled. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Illinois in 2003 as he played for the Wolves under Coach Garry Gustafson, with whom he is still in touch. Colleges were paying attention, and that is when his parents began to think the fulfillment of a dream for so many teenage boys could be a reality for Kontos: a shot in the …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Lincolnwood Town Mall Center hosted its first Lemonade Day on Sunday for area children with entrepreneurial ambitions.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Budding young business moguls got a chance to take a "stand" Sunday during Lemonade Day at Lincolnwood Town Mall center. The event, hosted by Spark Energy, gives youth the opportunity to develop "business-mogul-in-the-making the tools and tips they need to start and run a successful business." Spark Energy is a retail electricity and natural gas supplier to homes and businesses spanning 17 states. Couldn't make Sunday's event? You can still register your child for the educational program online.
Monday, January 3, 2011
The village is searching for a new door-to-door bus service provider for seniors; in the meantime, older residents have other low-cost transportation options.
Morton Grove's door-to-door transportation service for seniors, known as the Seniortran Bus, will no longer run in 2011, said Family and Senior Services Director Jackie Walker-O'Keefe on Dec. 23, the last official day of service. Walker-O'Keefe said there is one agency that might take over the service, but she would not disclose the name of the agency or further details. In the meantime, the village is returning its 14-seat bus, purchased in 2008 with federal grant money, to the Illinois Transportation Department, Walker-O'Keefe said. Since the 1970s, the village has provided residents 65 and older with a bus that travels throughout Morton Grove, picking up seniors at their homes and taking them to stores or medical appointments. The …