Oak Brook Restaurant Week April 22nd-30th A dining Mecca with nearly 60 Restaurants! Beatrix AMERICAN CUISINE 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook 630 491 1415 California Pizza Kitchen AMERICAN CUISINE 551 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook 630 571 7800 Driftwood Grille AMERICAN 17W648 22ND St, Oakbrook terrace, Oak Brook 815 374 3893 J. Alexander AMERICAN 1410 16TH...
By Scott Jonlich Up until this past holiday shopping season, most of us took law and order in DuPage County for granted. News about violent crime was focused more in Chicago and Cook County, only about 20 miles east. There...
The Story of Rich Melman's "Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises" By Larry Atseff R.J. Grunts Started It All A little more than 50 years ago, on June 10th at 11:31 am, to be precise, Rich Melman and late, first partner, Jerry Orzoff, opened...

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For Hinsdale Hospital's Most Vulnerable Patients By Larry Atseff For more than 100 years, Hinsdale Hospital has cared for generations of families from Hinsdale and the surrounding communities. The hospital has been a destination for women and children. Adam Maycock, President,...

Type 1 Diabetes

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Researcher & Surgeon Dr. Jose Oberholzer By Larry Atseff In our discussions with Dick Portillo and the success of his restaurant chain, we learned how important it was for Sharon, his childhood sweetheart and wife of 62 years, to be constantly...

Gopal Lalmalani

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Oak Brook's Village President By Chuck Fieldman Gopal Lalmalani has enjoyed practicing cardiology for more than 40 years. But the 72-year-old Oak Brook Village President has put much of his heart into serving the people of Oak Brook over the past...

Greg Summers

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Oak Brook's New Village Manager By Chuck Fieldman Kathy Maher, up until June 2021, was the President of the Oak Brook Historical Society. She has been a volunteer since 1978, shortly after the group began in 1975. Since being elected President...
By Larry Atseff Kathy Maher, up until June 2021, was the President of the Oak Brook Historical Society. She has been a volunteer since 1978, shortly after the group began in 1975. Since being elected President in 2006, she has...
By Larry Atseff On November 30, 2021, the Oak Brook Chapter of the Auxiliary of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago welcomed everyone once again, in person, to Mistletoe Medley, at Drury Lane. In 2020, in the midst of the...
The Couple Behind Merry Richards Jewelers By Larry Atseff If your wife’s first name was Merry, and your first name was Richard, and you wanted to open a jewelry store, would you consider naming it Merry Richards Jewelers? Well, that’s exactly...