Better Makers: Michael Reinsdorf, Tom Ricketts and Rocky Wirtz Talk Family-Owned Sports Teams, Help Raise $640,000 for WINGS

After two years of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Chicago’s most prominent business leaders and sports franchise owners — including Michael Reinsdorf, Tom Ricketts and Rocky Wirtz — were finally able to gather on March 14 to raise funds for WINGS, a nonprofit centered on ending domestic violence in Chicago. The […]

How One Brave Woman Escaped Domestic Violence

It takes a lot for a victim of domestic violence to speak about the horrible abuse that they went through. But, if and when they do feel comfortable enough to share their stories with us, it is extremely eye-opening. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which may bring back some unwanted memories for former victims. […]

Super Bowl Recipes: Muffuletta and Spicy 'n' Sweet Wings

The Big Game is no time to drop the ball.   Seriously, there’s no excuse not to cook for the hugest sporting event of the year. It couldn’t be simpler. Everyone is glued to the TV—especially the commercials—and they will eat whatever is put in front of them and be happy about it. This is […]

Best Dressed Women 2011

Anyone who has ever been to a charity event with North Shore families knows that it’s easy to be stunned by all the gorgeous, stylish women living in our communities. But what really makes some of these women beautiful is their generosity and commitment to supporting organizations that touch lives. For our Best Dressed issue […]

Women of Philanthropy: Rita Canning

Rita Canning Chairman of the Board of Directors, Women In Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) Inverness “I never started off saying ‘I’m going to be a philanthropist,’ ” says Rita Canning, who is not only a philanthropist, but a very hands-on one. “Instead, I thought about what I wanted to do once my kids were grown. […]

Vote In Pepsi Refresh Everything Project to Help WINGS

All it takes is a computer and a few minutes of your time to help local women and children in need. The WINGS Program, an Arlington Heights-based nonprofit that serves the needs of abused and homeless women and their children, lost a revenue-generating resale shop earlier this summer to a fire. In an effort to […]

Consignment Shops on the North Shore

It’s springtime, and by now you’ve cleaned your closet and home to the hilt. In doing so, you’ve realized two things: You want new stuff and need to get rid of your old stuff. Think you need to break the bank at the mall? Or throw out items you’ve barely used? Think again. Speckled across […]