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Is This Libertyville, Illinois or New York City?

When my daughter Kara flew in for my birthday this past weekend from her home in New York City, we decided to have dinner one night at our newest restaurant in Libertyville, Shakou Sushi.  As I mentioned in an earlier blog, our little downtown has become quite the restaurant row in our area north of Chicago […]

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The Taste of My Hometown

My hometown of Libertyville, Illinois, about 35 miles north of Chicago, was named by CNN as one of America’s best small suburbs due to the vitality and ambiance of our downtown along with its strong sense of community  and historic appeal.  There are many things to brag about in Libertyville – our beautiful parks, downtown activities, great schools,  […]

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Politics and Food

What our politicians eat and where they dine becomes newsworthy.  Clinton is still thought of as the fast food connoisseur, JFK enjoyed French cuisine and his chef became famous in his own right.  George W apparently never ate out, and Nixon loved Trader Vic’s.  When President Obama and the First Lady celebrated their wedding anniversary at the […]

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Marlon Brando Lived Here

Here is a photo of my hometown, Libertyville, Illinois. If you walked straight ahead eventually you would come to the Liberty Theatre, where Marlon Brando was employed as an usher while still in high school. He was one of several famous people to come out of our small town, but most will say he was […]

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