In May 2024, I will be celebrating my 76th birthday, surrounded by friends and family and commemorating having just shot my age at Lost Marsh. This is my fantasy; write your own.
For some, the last 12 months might well be considered a year of recovery. For others, including myself, it was more a year of treading water.
Recent events concern me as a threat to sustaining a meaningful dialogue on 21st century development trends and the need for the associated infrastructure and systems in our region.
"Shop at Sears and save" was Sears' slogan in its early days. Today, that includes Sears.com.
The Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. is entering its 10th year of service.
Chairing the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. has afforded me access to a series of issues, any of which could propel Northeast Illinois/Northwest Indiana into new and re-energized technologies, positions of increased influence relative to the national economy and a seat at the i…
Michael Scholefield is chairman of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp.
I don't know how many of you still like going to the movies – the $15 popcorn and Coke, plus the really big screen, not the one in your family room – but I still enjoy the atmosphere and (alas) the senior discount.
If you want to get something done right, do it yourself. How many times growing up did an adult — usually a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle — tell you that?
With the economy's ongoing struggle over the past couple of years, as someone involved in business and economic development, I thought my understanding of the situation in the Calumet Region was both accurate and right on.
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" is a Chinese proverb meaning better to do something about a problem than just complain about it. Further, a candle is a small answer to a large problem, but it is still a worthy step...
In case you just came out of a coma from a condition with which you were afflicted sometime before the first of the year, you need to be brought up to speed on a couple things your friends in Springfield and Indianapolis have been doing.
January and February are tough months in the Calumet Region. It's cold, it's one gray day after another, it's snow, followed by more snow, and then snow. When the sun does come out, it resembles a 40-watt bulb.
It's that time of year when we traditionally assess our individual situations, count our blessings and celebrate the human spirit. In 2010, for many of us, assessing is outdistancing the counting and celebrating by a mile.
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