Monday, November 19, 2012
David Speer, a Glenview business owner, passed away on Saturday, November 17.
David B. Speer, 61, passed away on Saturday after batting cancer, according to Glenview.Suntimes.com. The longtime chairman and CEO of Illinois Tool Works Inc. has been on medical leave from the Glenview-based industrial equipment maker since October, Chicago Tribune reported. Speer was replaced by E. Scott Santi as CEO, and Robert Morrison as nonexecutive board chairman, according to the News Gazette. The Winnetka resident joined ITW in 1978 and was elected CEO in 2005. A year later Speer became board chairman, The News-Gazette reported. ITW stock outperformed the broader market while Speer served as CEO, during that time the company’s revenue also grew about 40 percent, to about $18.2 billion, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Born…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Advertisers 'played it safe' this year, professor says.
If you're made of chocolate, it's okay to dance suggestively. If you're a scantily clad lady, not so much. That's at least partly the message in the ranking of best and worst Super Bowl ads by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. This is the eighth year the school's faculty and students have ranked the most anticipated ads of the year. "What's notable about this year versus others is that advertisers played it safe. As a result, we saw fewer standouts, but we also didn't see as many costly mistakes," Clinical Professor of Marketing Tim Calkins said in an article about the ranking on the school's website. Here's the school's list of the top and bottom four. Let us know in our polls below if you agree with the choices. The…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Students provided families with plenty to celebrate this holiday season through Northwestern University's Settlement House Holiday Basket program.
Faculty, staff and students adopted 12 families through Northwestern University's Settlement House Holiday Basket program this year, providing them with presents and food for the holidays. Settlement helps low-income families and individuals.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The seniors will be joining the teams of NCAA Division I schools.
A dozen New Trier Township High School seniors shared their intentions to continue their athletic careers in college at a pair of ceremonies Nov. 9. Divided into a morning and larger afternoon group, the students donned apparel from their chosen schools and gathered with family and coaches to sign NCAA Division I letters of intent. Patch spoke with a few of the athletes about their goals and how they decided where to compete. Maggie Lyon of Wilmette, basketball, Northwestern University: “The academics are great. I really wanted my parents to see all my games. It was really important for them to still be part of my basketball career. I’m really hoping to win Big 10 tournaments with them.” Jack Connelly of Kenilworth, lacrosse, Providence …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Northwestern University study finds suburban areas "hot spots" for incidents.
Train crossings are dotted all over the map of the Chicago area and can all be dangerous. But suburban crossings prove to be the most deadly according to a recent study that said the “problem disproportionately involves smaller municipalities, adults crossing railroad tracks and suicide victims,” as reported by the Chicago Tribune. Related: All Aboard Video! A Look at Train Safety From 2004 to 2010, 260 pedestrian deaths occurred in the area according to the study, which was conducted by Northwestern University. While incidents are less common in Chicago and the south suburbs, crossings within suburban Cook, DuPage and Lake counties are “hot spots,” according to Northwestern’s data. These rail-related incidents are occurring about once …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
How suspicion and curiosity shaped a Northwestern student's life.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Aly Brumback
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This story is part of a Patch series examining the Muslim experience 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Read other stories in the series here. Like most 9-year-olds, Aatifa Shareef didn’t really understand what was happening when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. But as the country reeled from the destruction of the World Trade Center, Shareef, then a fifth grader in Columbus, Ohio, began to experience treatment she had never encountered before. “This one girl in my class … asked me, ‘Oh, is [Osama Bin Laden] your relative or something?’” said Shareef, who is of Indian descent. “I was so taken aback.” Muslim at Northwestern Shareef, 19, is now the co-president of the Muslim-cultural Students Association (McSA) at Northwestern …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick gets into the minor league swing in pursuing his big league dream.
The first time New Trier High School's Chris Lashmet made the trip to State College, PA, with Northwestern University's baseball team, he really enjoyed the experience. The Nittany Lions built a state-of-the-art baseball complex, and he was entrenched as the team's starter at third base. It probably didn't hurt that the junior hit .429 with two doubles as the Wildcats took two out of three games from Penn State back in 2010. Earlier: New Trier's Tilson Signs for $1.27 Million So when Lashmet was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 33rd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, he was assigned to the team's Class A affiliate--the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League--to begin his journey to the big leagues. Medlar …
Monday, February 14, 2011
The Trevians pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 52-32 victory.
This was the team New Trier coach Teri Rodgers envisioned when she started piecing together the roster in her mind last summer. But after a multitude of injuries left New Trier short-handed for much of the year, the Trevians are finally putting it together down the stretch. On Saturday at Northwestern University, they played one of their more complete games of the season, defeating Evanston, 52-32. “I thought we distributed the ball well. I was really pleased with that,” Rodgers said. “We shared the ball and moved the ball better than we have in a long time.” New Trier jumped on the Wildkits early and it was the Trevian bench players who provided the boost. Midway through the first quarter, Colleen McConnell got inside for a layup. …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
New Trier rallied to within two points of Evanston late, but couldn't quite get over the hump.
Down 12 points with a little more than five minutes to go in the game, New Trier looked dead in the water. Their defense was giving up easy shots and the offense had hit only one field goal in the last eight minutes. But a relentless full-court press got the Trevians back into the game as New Trier (6-8, 2-2 CSL South) pulled within two points with two minutes left in the fourth quarter. However, the rally would fall short and Evanston (13-3, 3-1 CSL South) held on for a 47-43 victory at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena. “There’s no moral victory…I’m proud of the way they competed,” New Trier coach Scott Fricke said. “The way we fought back was something good. There are no moral victories; we want to win.” New Trier hung with …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Spate of recent articles makes case for telecommuting, work-life balance, workplace flexibility.
I don't work in my pajamas. I suppose I could if I wanted to, and the idea of pajamas-as-uniform is commonly used to advertise telecommuting jobs, but it's not what appeals to me about working from home. Instead, I like having a quiet space and uninterrupted time to get things done. I also like being around for my daughter. When I commuted downtown several years ago I was gone 10 hours a day or more, and it meant longer hours in day care for her and a hefty childcare bill for me. Now that I'm working from home I tend to be more productive, and our lives are less hectic without the stress of a daily commute and long hours away from home. And we're not alone. According to a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of …