Unique Venues for Your Next Party

When Bonnie Shifrin was planning son Jonah’s bar mitzvah, one thing was clear: he didn’t want a dancing party, like many of his classmates and sister did, to celebrate the occasion.   He chose WhirlyBall amusement center on Fullerton Avenue in Chicago, where guests played bumper-car basketball and other action games. “People are trying to […]

Tom Zengeler, Libertyville Rotary Sunrise Club

Tom Zengeler has collected thousands of prom dresses and winter coats for those who can’t afford them. But that’s not all.   A dry cleaner, he also refurbishes the garments so they look like new. When Tom Zengeler first learned about the Glass Slipper Project, a charity that outfits low-income students for prom night, he […]

Kris Slattery, Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood

“Everyone has a talent,” says Kris Slattery. Hers is raising money for Rotary’s worthy causes.   Kris Slattery is a fundraiser extraordinaire, often campaigning for multiple service projects at the same time. As a member of the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood, she was instrumental in raising $50,000 for the library’s youth section as well […]