Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Burda of Oak Park and Mr. and Mrs. William Field of Lisle are pleased to announce the June 4 marriage of
Natalie Burda to Edward Field. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School and a 2005 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. The groom graduated from OPRF in 1999 and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003.

After the wedding at Columbus Park in Chicago, the couple honeymooned in Jamaica. They are living in Chicago, where Natalie teaches high school history and Edward works for a low-income real estate management company.

Team of the month

West Suburban Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program was named November Team of the Month at the annual American College of Physicians Regional Conference. Five residents took part in the day-long event, which included a variety of competitions for all Illinois and some Wisconsin medical residency programs. Third-year resident Dr. Mathai (Matt) Karingada entered his poster, The Prevalence of Undiagnosed Diabetes in Patients Undergoing Major Cardiac Intervention, based on a review of 500 patient charts. Dr. Lindsey Luka, second year resident and housestaff secretary, and Dr. Aaron Pederson competed in the medical-themed Jeopardy competition (they made it to the second round); and Dr. Eugene Kim, housestaff president and third year resident, entered the Vignette competition, where he had four minutes to present an interesting case “with flair and style.” He presented “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” regarding acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis.

Roberts is running

Oak Park resident Mary Colleen Roberts has announced her candidacy for Cook County Circuit Court Judge in the 11th judicial sub-circuit, which includes Oak Park. An attorney for 16 years, Roberts has been employed in the State’s Attorney’s office, where she worked her way up to the felony trial courtrooms and then was appointed to serve as a hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. She has also worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel and a supervisor with the City of Chicago’s law department. Several years ago she returned to the State’s Attorney’s office as a felony trial assistant in the Community Prosecution Division, and then in the Complex Narcotics unit. She and her partner, Alison White, have two children.

Inter-township coop

Oak Park Township Senior Services Director Desiree Scully has been elected to the post of president of the Illinois Township Association of Senior Citizens Services Committee, which promotes inter-township cooperation and resource sharing, serves as a legislative monitor and advocate, provides educational opportunities, and acts as an advisory group for newly-formed senior services committees. Her term runs through November 2006.

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