Women On The Rise: Cecilia Conrad, Jennifer Steans and Kathy Roeser Share Expert Advice on Building Financial and Career Confidence

Wealth management and finance have traditionally been male-dominated industries, but that’s changing. Women manage more wealth than ever, controlling a third of U.S. household financial assets, equalling more than $10 trillion. By 2030, U.S. women are projected to retain more than $30 trillion in financial assets, according to Kathy Roeser, Managing Director and Wealth Advisor […]

From Test Prep to Summer Tutoring, Academic Approach Has the Tools to Keep Your Student Sharp

Although Academic Approach is best known for our ACT/SAT tutoring services, we are, unsurprisingly, experts in everything academic.  That includes academic tutoring to support your student with their schoolwork; helping them through a particularly tricky class; guaranteeing they’ve mastered skills that might have slipped through the cracks during COVID-impacted school years; or tacking on some […]

Hester Cares: How Hester Painting & Decorating's Commitment to the Community Goes Beyond the Customer

Steve Hester, Jeff Hester and their team at Hester Painting and Decorating are all about paying it forward.  Founded in 1968 by Tom Hester, the company — which serves both commercial and residential customers — has beautified spaces for many Chicago-area homes and businesses, including schools, healthcare facilities, hospitality providers and tech companies. They were […]

How An Ambitious New Initiative From the University of Chicago Crime Lab Is Empowering Leaders to Close America’s Safety Gap

Over the past few years, American cities have experienced an alarming increase in murders, reaching levels unseen in the past five decades. This rise in gun violence has disproportionately affected communities of color, exacerbating existing public safety disparities. In some neighborhoods, the progress made in reducing gun violence since the 1990s has been completely erased. […]

Spread the Word and Save Lives: Donate to Support Organizations Fighting the Fentanyl Crisis and Your Donations Will Be Matched

Fentanyl has been called the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered. It is, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The staggering numbers show that in 2021 alone, 107,375 Americans died of drug overdose and poisoning, with 67% of those deaths involving synthetic opioids […]