Deb Quantock McCarey is an Illinois Press Association (IPA) award-winning freelance writer who has worked with Wednesday Journal Inc. since 1995, writing features and special sections for all its publications. An avid urban gardener and growing naturalist, she is also a local "green" advocate and community volunteer. As a WJ gardening blogger, Deb is also the host of Deb's Big Backyard, which runs on oakpark.com and airs on Oak Park public cable, Channel 6.
Last September, Alec Seavey, then a junior at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, was chosen to be among an elite cohort of grant makers-in-training who would be eager to award small grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) to several worthy youth-centered nonprofits in the spring.
Angelicca Telles is a 22-year-old college graduate who says she has left behind the travails and stigmas of growing up in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood on the southwest side, crediting the change in her to an enrichment opportunity she received in the summer of her junior year in high school.
Company: North Riverside, Police Department Location: North Riverside, Illinois Industries: Government and Military Job Type: Full Time, Employee Career Level: Entry Level Contact Information: C.O.P.S. and...