On our cover is Nick Sauer, the new Illinois State Representative for District 51. We sat down with Sauer before he headed off to Springfield for his first days in the Illinois House of Representatives. Find out what drew him to become active in politics, from the time he saw George H. W. Bush speak in Arlington Heights to the litany of elected positions he’s held right here at home, and what he considers some of the most important issues facing Illinois today.
Karen Lambert has been the president of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for the last 15 years, but she didn’t initially get into healthcare to be an administrator. Hear all about her history in rehabilitation and how she implements the team approach to healthcare found in that field to the business of running a hospital. Then, hear all about the exciting additions brought to the hospital in the recent round of renovations.
In our new department, The Vault, go back into our town’s archives to learn about Ira Joy Chase, a prominent Barrington figure in the mid 19th century. He was the first Barrington citizen to enlist for the service in the Civil War and became known for his work as a chaplain for the Grand Army of the Republic, a position that was instrumental in seeing him eventually elected Indiana’s 22nd governor. Check back every issue to find out about other fascinating figures from our community’s past.
Now that it’s February, many of us are settling into our resolution-spawned exercise routines. Visit One Last Thing, to catch up with Stacey Nowak, a top trainer at Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine. She tells us all about some of her favorite and recent experiences, from the last meal she had that felt decadent, despite being healthy, to the last piece of advice she got that changed her life, there are plenty of inspirational tidbits to get us all taking better care of ourselves. And, in Wellness, visit Dr. Leslie Beaird in her new boutique space, Beaird Dermatology, to discover all of the latest noninvasive techniques for keeping your skin fresh and looking young. From NovaThreads to Kybella, there are so many ways to take control of your appearance with no more time commitment than the span of a lunch break. And an early reminder to mark your calendars for Judy Gibbons annual St. Patrick’s Day party open house on March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Farmhouse. She’s a top broker at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty and this is always a really fun way to meet Judy and her friends from the community, and there’s always a chance to talk properties with a St. Patrick’s Day drink in hand.
As always, our Publisher’s Profiles bring the best local businesses directly to your door. Cassie and Bruno Vanoudenhove use their unique combination of skills to give clients their own “HGTV experience” that sells homes quickly every time. Melanie Parsons blends analytical research with creativity to become one of Barrington’s leading real estate experts. Dr. Sangita Trehan created her new practice, Trehan Dental, to feel just like home.
Congratulations to our media partner Motor Werks Auto Group for introducing Jaguar Hoffman Estates to its impressive line-up of luxury automobile locations. It joins their Land Rover location at 1051 West Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates, call 847-252-7800 to schedule your test drive of the latest X-Type.
When the time comes to vote for the District 220 School Board, remember Chris Karam. Not only does he have three kids in Roslyn Road Elementary, but he comes from a history of education–his mother Elaine taught elementary school and had a special gift for working with children with learning disabilities. He wants to improve our children’s overall academic experience and performance while keeping the taxpayers in mind.
Enjoy the pictures, and good reading.
J.W. Conatser, Founder and Publisher