Current Bills We’re Watching

The clock is ticking with only a few days left in the 101st IL General Assembly session.  Here are some key bills we are watching: Graduated Income Tax–SJRCA 1 would allow an amendment to our state’s constitutional to allow a graduated income tax in the state. (SB 687) provides language that would set the rates forContinue reading

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Reading For Success

I have been on a reading/listening roll. I’ve got a book I’m reading and another I’m listening to. I love the fact that I can have two books going at one time. One to read at night and the other to listen to during my workouts. It’s a great way to get in as muchContinue reading

Savant Capital Management Team Members Earn CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification

ROCKFORD, Ill. (April 25, 2019) – Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, announced today that Financial Planner Sobhi Baghdadi and Senior Investment Research Analyst Eamon Verdone earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification.n nThe CFP® certification process, administered by the CFP Board, identifies to the public that those individualsContinue reading

James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri Comes to Lisle ($65)

Founders Master Istruttore Leo Spizzirri and Chef Instructor Anthony Iannone are pleased to welcome James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Marc Vetri to the Academy for a demo, book signing and pizza party Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. Vetri, owner of Vetri Cucina in Philadelphia and Las Vegas, will do a chef demoContinue reading

360 Youth Services and Presenting Sponsor, Busey Bank, Welcome: Nic Sheff, Author and Speaker, to Meson Sabika, Naperville, IL

360 Youth Services and presenting sponsor, Busey Bank, will welcome Nic Sheff, best-selling author, life-changing speaker, and subject of the recent movie, Beautiful Boy, on May 9th at Meson Sabika in Naperville. Sharing his story about substance abuse and recovery that is deeply rooted in mental illness, Nic has been recognized as “a life-changing speaker.”Continue reading

Don’t be Afraid to Empower Your Team, You Owe it To them

Years ago, I was talking to one of my clients and he shared that he shies away from giving his team members too many kudos. “You start telling them how great they are and the next thing you know, they’re gone.” I asked, “Well is it a bad thing if you are the reason, they’reContinue reading

Naperville Jaycees Announce Distinguished Service Award Winners

The Naperville Jaycees are pleased to announce that tickets to the 41st Annual Distinguished Service Awards are now on sale. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Meson Sabika in Naperville. n nThe Distinguished Service Awards recognize local individuals and organizations for their community spirit and dedication toContinue reading


SMS Assist has hired its 100th Naperville employee, and it’s not slowing down.nnLess than six months after announcing its expansion to the western suburb, the Chicago technology company will host two employment events with the goal of hiring an additional 100 customer service representatives. The events will be held on Wednesday, April 3, and Saturday,Continue reading

Women’s History Month – The Wisdom of my Grandmother

My grandmother’s education stopped after third grade. At least her formal education. She came to this country from the Azores as an immigrant at just 10 years old. Since she didn’t speak English; she gave up school to work in a factory by her home. Despite her challenging childhood, she is one of the smartestContinue reading

Naperville Woman’s Club Donates Record $61,000 to Local Organizations and Individuals

On March 8, 2019, Naperville Woman’s Club (NWC) held its annual philanthropy celebration to recognize 15 local charities and agencies for their tireless efforts in making our community a better place. NWC presented checks totaling $49,100, a 17{c041bec6d9ed93c692e2796704d5a7ba8e28982eb813f65c9daba57dcb2d46af} increase over 2017/18, and awarded another $5,000 for three scholarships to students pursuing degrees in education, humanContinue reading