Community Service

A Park is More than a Playground: Interview with Chicago Park Supervisor Rilan Betts

“A park is only as strong as the people that surround the park.” Sometimes people forget about the important relationships parks play within a community. Rilan Betts (left) is one of the youngest park supervisors in Chicago, and he is on mission to add some flavor within the traditional park model starting with the historical Jackie Robinson Park. But where …

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Gerstad Builders Invites McHenry Families to the Turkey Trot 5K

On Thanksgiving Day, residents of McHenry County have the opportunity to give back to their community by participating in the third annual Turkey Trot benefiting JourneyCare Hospice. The story behind the race is a personal one that has touched the lives of many people in the McHenry area, including Gerstad Builders president, Roger Gerstad. In …

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Daley Bestowed With Mayor's Top Honor

Chicago’s mayor has received the highest award given to an individual by other mayors of the United States. Mayor Richard M. Daley was granted the Award for Distinguished Public Service at the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The award is the Conference of Mayors’ highest honor. Daley, …

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