Putting You in Youth

Putting You in Youth

Bernie’s Book Bank founder and executive director Brian Floriani has come a long way since running golf schools in Lake Tahoe and West Palm Beach. Floriani launched Bernie’s Book Bank just over five years ago in honor of his father, Dr. Bernard P. Floriani, or “Bernie,” who passed suddenly 10 years ago. Bernie’s parents were […]

Get out and Vote for Local Community Leaders

Get out and Vote for Local Community Leaders

Voting for the 10th District Leadership Awards has been extended to noon on Monday, Nov. 9, for a contest organized by the office of U.S. Congressman Robert Dold (R-10).  Nominations were solicited throughout the month. Of the 10 finalists for the various awards, four are from North Shore communities. They include: Marcia Tazioli, a finalist […]

Sheridan Road Shares Brian Floriani’s Words About Changing Facilities

Sheridan Road Shares Brian Floriani’s Words About Changing Facilities

Walking into school and seeing a truck with the Bernie’s Book Bank logo means one thing for children living in at-risk communities throughout Chicagoland, another six months of reading. The bridge between where unused, quality books are, and where they need to be is filled by Bernie’s Book Bank. Bernie’s Book Bank collects, processes, and […]

Niles Township Drive Binds Local Kids with More Than 15,000 Books

Niles Township Drive Binds Local Kids with More Than 15,000 Books

Thousands of children in and around the Chicagoland area have been gifted with the power of literacy with the help of Niles Township and its surrounding North Shore communities. More than 15,000 books were collected during the Books for All Children initiative which first launched July 13 and lasted through Aug. 3, according to Public […]

Community Celebrates Unity During 3-day Celebration in North Chicago

Community Celebrates Unity During 3-day Celebration in North Chicago

Food, music and fun activities brought out hundreds of people to the 10th annual Community Days event in North Chicago over the weekend. “It’s about fellowship,” Rockingham said. “This is a way we show our unity.” On Saturday, Rockingham didn’t miss a step while dancing to the Cupid Shuffle on the stage. “To the left, […]

Realty Group Works Together for Bernie’s Book Bank

Realty Group Works Together for Bernie’s Book Bank

A real estate group will host a Children’s book drive this month to support Bernie’s Book Bank, which provides books to low-income families. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group in Lake Forest will host the drive from June 6-13 at their office at 778 N. Western Ave. in Lake Forest, according to a community post on […]

2015 Book Lovers’ Lunch A Bestseller

2015 Book Lovers’ Lunch A Bestseller

The 4th Annual Books Lovers’ Lunch North Shore was Bernie’s Book Bank biggest and most successful yet. The lunch took place Friday, May 1, 2015, at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park. Nearly 250 guests attended this SOLD OUT event, featuring Allison Pataki, bestselling author of The Traitor’s Wife and her latest work, The Accidental […]

Historical Fiction Comes to Life With Author Allison Pataki

Historical Fiction Comes to Life With Author Allison Pataki

Chicago author Allison Pataki cannot be slowed down. Regarded as a “force in historical fiction,” this New York Times best-selling author published her first two novels within a year of each other, and has already begun to tackle her next, highly anticipated project, a sequel to “The Accidental Empress.” Marrying history and fiction in an […]