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 …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A Skokie, Ill. man was sentenced to 85 months in prison after leading an international tax fraud scheme that shorted the U.S. Department of Treasury of more than $1.6 million.
SKOKIE, Ill. - A Skokie man has been sentenced to 85 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution after directing more than 20 federal income tax refunds to his homeland in Romania, authorities said on Monday. Ovidiu Isac, 31, of Skokie, claimed refunds in the names of Romania citizens who had visited the U.S. on exchange student visas, authorities said. Isac will be subject to deportation after completing his sentence in the U.S. At least 470 false tax returns, typically claiming refunds between $4,000 and $7,000, were filed and resulted in a loss of more than $1.6 million to the U.S. Treasury during the conspiracy that spanned three tax years between 2007 and 2009. The returns were filed in the names and social …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patch is hiring a sales rep to cover several sites. Know someone who would be a good fit? Here's how to apply.
Patch wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience in the Chicago area. Patch provides news and information for dozens of suburban communities, as well as six neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago. The Community Field Sales Representative will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites. The position available will manage sales for select sites including Des Plaines, Evanston, Niles-Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette-Kenilworth and Winnetka-Glencoe. It is essential that applicants know the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Interested? Send your resume …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Recently elected State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is set to serve on six house committees this year.
State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) will serve on six committees in the House of Representatives, assignments the freshman lawmaker says will allow her to more effectively advocate on behalf of the concerns of her constituents, according to a press release issued Friday. “While we all know Illinois has to make some difficult decisions in the future, these decisions are not limited to the budget and pensions,” Fine said. “State officials must continue to implement policies that encourage businesses to grow and create jobs, strengthen education, protect consumers, and ensure that health care is accessible and affordable for all. "My committee appointments will help me have a greater influence in crafting these policies," she added…
Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC's top-rated summer show will be holding auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.
Last season, "American's Got Talent" had three unique finalists: A comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. The winner? A group of dogs that danced, performed jump rope tricks and even some gymnastics. "Chicago is an important city for 'America's Got Talent,'" said senior casting producer Jason Shuler. "We have had several top talent audition at our Chicago open calls. Among them are Chicago group Footworkingz and the piano player from Edon from our most current season." Notable winners who auditioned in Chicago: Neal E. Boyd from season three and Kevin Skinner from season four. The show will be holding auditions on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at McCormick Place, 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Entrances can be found at Gate 4 or …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Brandi Chastain might be best known for her game winning kick in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. The gold-medalist is scheduled to hold a soccer clinic at Evanston Township High School.
Brandi Chastain, perhaps best known for her game-winning shootout kick in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, will be hosting a soccer clinic in Evanston this June. The gold-medalist is currently playing as a defender and midfielder for the California Storm. The announcement was made by Team Evanston Soccer Club on Wednesday. The clinic will run from June 24 to June 28 at the Evanston Township High School Lazier Field. Girls as young as eight can participate, as well as female high school athletes. Registration is $375 and a total of 160 seats are available. For those interested in participating, contact Isaac Moushi at the Team Evanston Soccer Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling at 847-606-5561. "[Brandi Chastian's] game winning kick…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
See which area babies were born on New Year’s Day in 2013. Both babies were born shortly after midnight.
A New Year’s Day baby boy - Samson Chambers was born to Chicago residents Donald and Sheryl Chambers at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, 2650 Ridge Ave., on Jan. 1, 2013, at 12:41 a.m. The boy came in at 8-pounds, 3-ounces and 20-inches. “I wanted [Samson] to be born on Christmas day and my husband wanted him to be born on New Year’s Day,” Sheryl Chambers said. “My husband got his wish.” This is the fifth child for the Chambers family. The mother said she now has three girls and two boys. “Honestly, for me, I think it’s a normal thing. It was a regular day for me,” Chambers said. “We gave him the name Samson [which is] from the bible. The name means ‘being strong.’” Chambers added that she had family at the hospital …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Chicago Tribune wrote about Henry Wolfson, a 66-year-old substitute teacher at McCracken Middle School who is now homeless. Now, three former students have started a fundraiser to help their beloved teacher.
The Chicago Tribune's Labor Day story on how a well read, highly regarded substitute teacher in Skokie became homeless may have a silver lining. Henry Wolfson, 66, has been a substitute teacher at McCracken Middle School for 19 years. He moved into a homeless shelter after he could no longer pay rent on his Evanston apartment, the Tribune reports. Wolfson told the Tribune that medical expenses were a big reason why he's now living at a shelter. In light of the story, several of Wolfson's former students have created a fundraiser on GiveForward.com, a website designed to help people overburdened with medical expenses. The former students, Adam Youhanna, Christina Audisho and Anita Zaia have left a message on the page: Let's help the best …
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…
Thursday, August 16, 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 to benefit both the community and future generations.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Weinstein Funeral Home is hosting a Geniza ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, in Skokie. 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 will be placed inside caskets and buried in plots donated by Memorial Park Cemetery. The children of Keshet will participate in the ritual by assisting with the burial of the donated items. All items for the Geniza are being collected by Weinstein Funeral Home. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and take part in this sacred ceremony. …