Author: FrankGKarkazis

Volunteering Opportunities in the Northwest Suburbs

With Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season around the corner, this time of year is prime for volunteering opportunities. November and December remind us to be grateful for all the blessings we have, whether it be friends, family, health, and so on. Many of us wonder How can I give back to the community? One of the most valuable gifts you can give to someone is your time. That being said, there are several places you can volunteer your time and kindness to those in need: animal shelters, hospitals, libraries, soup kitchens and much more! Many programs are in need of long-term...

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Frank and Al Wald Celebrate Cubs NLCS Victory

On Saturday, October 22nd, we witnessed a magical moment in Chicago’s history. After 71 years of waiting, praying, and A LOT of patience…the Cubs are returning to the World Series!! For the first time since 1945, our beloved Chicago Cubs will compete to be named the World Champions of 2016. Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, it’s safe to say that this once in a lifetime shared experience has brought our community together in an exciting way. Fans flooded the streets to celebrate Cubs NLCS victory chanting “Go Cubs Go” as they laughed, cried and hugged. I was blessed to...

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Tight on Cash? Become a Local Election Judge!

Election Day Picture this: It’s November 8th and you walk into your local polling place. The only things on your mind are 1) This line needs to move faster so I can get on with my day and 2) Final thoughts about your candidate of choice. What many of us don’t realize is that this process wouldn’t be possible without the help of our local election judges. The duties of these trusted citizens goes beyond sitting at a desk, they are responsible for “ensuring that the election process is administered fairly and in accordance with the law.” Responsibilities There are five...

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Be a Superhero and Adopt from Foster Care

As a child, many of us pictured a superhero as someone in a cape with special powers like lightning speed or the ability to fly. While those fantasies disappeared long ago, Frank Karkazis realized every single one of us can be heroes in our own way. Actions as simple as showing kindness to strangers, donating money to a charity or volunteering your time helping an organization are great ways to demonstrate your super powers! After becoming a local business owner, Frank felt it was important to start getting involved with various causes in the community by walking in events...

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Vote From Home: Suburban Cook Co. Voters May Apply for Mail Ballots

There is Still Time for Suburban Cook Co. Voters To Apply for Mail Ballots for November’s Election With the November 8th election quickly approaching, it is important to remind suburban Cook County voters that they can still apply for mail ballots. If you’re not able to make it to the polls on Election Day or simply don’t want to deal with the long lines, we’ve got your covered! Many people, especially businesses owners like Frank Karkazis, are too busy to spend several hours of their day on the voting process. The 2016 primary election showed a huge turnout for mail...

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