Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A home at 255 Northwest Highway will be Park Ridge's first ever 'heritage center.'
Park Ridge recently got its first ever “heritage center,” according to the Park Ridge Herald. The home is of former artist Alfonso Iannelli. The measure was approved on Aug. 20, the Herald reported. You can find the heritage center at 255 Northwest Highway. For more info, check out Park Ridge Herald’s story here.
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
From the community ~ In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Weinstein Funeral Home and Piser Funeral Services sponsored a Geniza ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie on Aug. 22. A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place to benefit both the community and future generations. An estimated three tons of donated items were placed inside caskets and buried in plots donated by Memorial Park Cemetery. The children of Keshet participated in the ritual with the burial of the donated items. All items for the Geniza were collected by Weinstein Funeral Home. Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation, lead…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The two villages are currently in court battling over $2.7 million in outstanding water bills. The most recent motion was a Feb. 29 filing by Glenview urging Niles to fully cooperate with a discovery order to produce water use documents.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Are you having trouble with blurring or seeing small print? By Daniel Wee, M.D., Opthalmology, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens clouds over. Over time, it can result in blurred and even loss of vision. Patients of all ages can have cataracts, but it is most common in people over the age of 60, and not all cataracts have to be surgically removed. Treatment depends on how much of an impact symptoms have on everyday life. Typical cataract symptoms include: If cataract symptoms are significant enough to impact your life, talk to your ophthalmologist about surgical options. Cataract surgery has come a long way over the years. Today, it is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic. This means that patients don’t have to be fully asleep for the surgery, and they can go home the same day. While cataract surgery is…
Monday, December 26, 2011
Please help us choose our Athlete of the Week for Dec. 19 - Dec. 25: Glenbrook North's Erica Sogo, New Trier's Hannah Merens and Jack Conner, Evanston's Emily Varua, Deerfield's Lenny Bloom.
More than 12,000 votes were cast last week to make Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol our Patch Athlete of the Week. The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 19- Dec. 25: Lenny Bloom, senior, wrestling, Deerfield – Bloom remained undefeated on the season with three more victories in Deerfield’s recent quad meet against Huntley, Johnsburg and Lake Zurich. The 145-pound senior is looking to get back to the state championships in his final season. Jack Conner, senior, wrestling, New Trier – Conner won the 152 (lb.) title in the 27-team Hinsdale Central tournament. Conner went into the tournament as the No. 3 seed, but had three pins and a decision on his way to the title. It’s the first ever individual title for a New Trier wrestler in the …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
In another big turnout, see who took home this week's honor as Athlete of the Week!
More than 12,000 votes were cast in last week's contest for Athlete of the Week and Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol came out the winner. Ricolcol scored 14 points – all in the second half – to lead the Ramblers to a 47-40 win over St. Ignatius on Dec. 16. That brought Loyola Academy's record to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference. Ricolcol garnered more than 9,000 votes or 74 percent of all ballots cast. The rest of last week's nominees were: Jacqui Grant, junior, girls basketball, Maine South – Grant had 17 points and 10 rebounds against CSL South-leading Glenbrook South in a 45-39 victory last week. The win over the previously undefeated Titans vaulted the Hawks into a tie for the CSL South lead. Vaughn Monreal-…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Please help us choose our Athlete of the Week for Dec. 12 - Dec. 18: Maine South's Jacqui Grant, Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol, Niles West's Vaughn Monreal-Berner, Highland Park's Lena Munzer and Fenwick's Sam Ainsworth.
The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 12 - Dec. 18: Jacqui Grant, junior, girls basketball, Maine South – Grant had 17 points and 10 rebounds against CSL South-leading Glenbrook South in a 45-39 victory last week. The win over the previously undefeated Titans vaulted the Hawks into a tie for the CSL South lead. Vaughn Monreal-Berner, junior, wrestling, Niles West – Monreal-Berner took home the title in the 182-pound weight class at the Lake Park Ralph W. Krupke Classic last weekend. The Niles West junior is now 17-3 on the season and is looking to get to the state championships after getting to sectionals last year. Lena Munzer, junior, girls basketball, Highland Park – Munzer reached the 1,000-point mark for her career on Dec…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Another hotly contested poll. See who came out on top and won Athlete of the Week!
Almost 600 votes were cast and in the end Deerfield's Michael Alfieri claimed this week’s Athlete of the Week title. Alfieri was one of the main reasons Deerfield handed CSL North rival Glenbrook North its first loss of the season. The standout sophomore scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assist in the Warriors’ 48-42 victory. Alfieri captured 264 votes, or 44 percent. The contest literally came down to the wire, with Alfieri and Glenbrook North's Mark Johnson tied with the same amount of votes just hours before Sunday's voting deadline (midnight). To see the results, click here The rest of last week's nominees were: Mark Johnson, senior, basketball forward, Glenbrook North – Johnson had a career-high 28 points …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
As cans are given to food pantry, St. Matthew's board president says it's the community that really wins.
It's tough to beat the Niles Fire Department in Golf Mill Shopping Center's Festival of Trees competition. And if anybody can, it would likely be the Niles Police Department. But St. Matthew's Evangelican Lutheran Church's strategy of asking people to bring in the boxes, bags and cans apparently worked. The church collected 946 food items for the Niles Township Food Pantry, and won first place in the friendly competition among the Niles institutions that put up holiday trees at Golf Mill's Festival of Trees this month. Mall-goers were asked to vote for their favorite tree by bringing in a non-perishable donation for the food pantry. Each item counted as one vote. Earlier: Festival of Trees opens, Santa arrives "This is wonderful," said …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Niles West's girls basketball team lost its first game of the season and both gymnastics teams are starting off their season.
Just like last year, Niles West swept Niles North in the Crosstown Classic with both the boys and girls basketball teams recording victories. In the boys game, Niles West edged the Vikings 60-57 at home thanks to a 13-5 run late in the fourth quarter. Ahmad Gibson had 15 points to lead Niles West while Malachi Nix had a game-high 25 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter. On the girls side things were a little less dramatic. Jewell Loyd scored 39 points and Niles West outpaced the Vikings 49-38. Niles West came back from a nine-point deficit at halftime as Loyd put up 26 points in the second half. Alissa Hirsh led the Vikings with 20 points. NILES WEST Girls Basketball: It may be a different season, but it’s the same story for Niles …