Tips to Restart Your Workout Routine

by Jennifer Harkins, owner of TreadFit While the COVID 19 virus has impacted our lives in so many ways over the last six months, it has also taken a toll on our mental and physical health. Many of us adapted to the changes brought on by state and local closures by hunkering at home with … Read More

6 Ways to Figure Out if it’s Time to Move

by Jamie Carney, Baird & Warner Now more than ever, people across the country, and across our neighborhoods are realizing what they love, or what they don’t love about their home. Whether it’s starting to feel a little bit too cozy, needing more private space for Zoom meetings and online classes, or wanting some breathing … Read More

Tips for Starting a Family Board Game Night

by Eric Brezina, Fair Game store owner. Gaming with your family is a great experience, on so many fronts. Not only is it fun, but it gives everyone a chance to unplug from those digital devices, make some memories and connect with each other.  In addition, gaming with your family provides so many great learning … Read More

La Grange Business Recovery Task Force Forms

We are all gaining insight to a “new normal” as the economy begins to reopen amid the recent shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic. In direct response to the need for our community to adapt quickly to the impacts of COVID-19, the La Grange Business Association has formed a new Recovery Task Force consisting of representatives from local businesses, … Read More

Get the Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is again accepting applications: More than $130 billion in Paycheck Protection Program funding remains for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know. The new deadline to apply is Aug. 8, 2020. Find a PPP lender to start the application process. Nonprofits and faith-based organizations, as well … Read More

Embark on New Adventures at Any Age

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Written by: Adrianne J. Palmer.  Typically, a new year causes us to resolve to eat healthier and exercise, which is a great start, but holistic wellness is so much more.  We are most alive when involved in activities that are both engaging and challenging. The best gift we can give ourselves is a positive outlook, … Read More

The Journey to Recovery from Mental Illness

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Written By:  Jeff Shapiro, CRSS and Nikki Rashes Often, when we think about living in recovery as it relates to mental illness, we look at it as an elusive point at the end of a long road.  With a combination of different types of treatment, recovery becomes a journey and that journey can take individuals … Read More

Business Leaders Share Successful Strategies

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The La Grange Business Association and Suburban Life Media are hosting an inaugural business strategy breakfast called “Sixty Ideas in Sixty Minutes” on Wednesday, November 15 at Via Bella Banquets, 5412 S. La Grange Road in Countryside. The event is designed to give attendees a wide range of collective knowledge from a panel of prominent … Read More

Recognizing Domestic Violence in Our Community

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By Ann Kostyk, Outreach Coordinator/Community Educator at Pillars October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence created and observed the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October 1987. Just two years later, in 1989, the U.S. Congress formally designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At Pillars, we recognize this important … Read More