United Way searching for new CPO


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Kate Wenzel will step down as chief professional officer of the United Way of Oak Park, River Forest & Forest Park at the end of the year after 18 months at the helm.

Wenzel has accepted a business consulting position, according to a statement from the United Way, which supports 18 local service organizations in the three villages.

Edward Solan, the organization board's president, called Wenzel an "outstanding leader" for the organization. "We greatly appreciate her contributions to the United Way, but we also realize that this is an excellent opportunity for her. We wish Kate great successes in her future endeavors."

Pieritz Bros. disappearing?

Let's hope not.

But Chicago Magazine pegged the 110-year-old office supplies store as one of 25 "vanishing treasures" in Chicago, giving a quick hit to what the store offers.

Buy books, help PADS

The Book Table, 1045 Lake St., will donate 10 percent of sales on Saturday, Dec. 10 to West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter).

West Suburban PADS gives men, women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness the opportunity for a warm place to stay and a few meals, homeless prevention services, a daytime Support Center, and specialized case management in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and medical treatment. PADS serves more than 600 people a year, according to a press statement.

The Book Table has contributed more than $1,200 to PADS since the book store opened in July 2003.

"Drew Carter



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