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The Wilmette Beacon 041218

10 | April 12, 2018 |

10 | April 12, 2018 | The wilmette beacon wilmette Doing the right thing since1855. The 50 th anniversarythis April of the national Fair Housing Act is close to our hearts. SteveBaird’sfather,John Baird, fought to end racial discrimination in home sales in the ‘60s. When the Chicago Real EstateBoarddisagreed, he resigned. “I believe the great principles of privateproperty ownership,which our constitution guarantees, should be equally available to all citizens of this great nation, regardlessofcolor or race.” -John Baird He took acourageous stand, even when it wasn’tapopular choice, and his conviction helped change minds. That same conviction runs in our DNA —for 163 years, we’vebeen doing the right thing for our people, our communities, and our clients. 6 YEARS 2012 - 2017 It’seasier here. BAIRD &WARNER |594 GREEN BAYROAD, WINNETKA|847.446.1855 |BAIRDWARNER.COM news the wilmette beacon | April 12, 2018 | 11 Business Briefs Wilmette resident named top doctor by local magazine Dr. Joshua Jacobs, of Wilmette, a joint and replacement surgeon with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was named one of the Chicago area’s “Top Doctors” in the January issue of Chicago Magazine. The list includes Chicago area specialists and primary care physicians who were selected by their peers. In addition to running a busy clinical practice dedicated to hip and knee reconstruction and replacement, Jacobs is chairperson of orthopaedic surgery at Rush Medical College. In 2013, he served as president of the prestigious American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Jacobs is especially interested in the materials used for prosthetic devices and has conducted research and published extensively on the topic. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is the recipient of several awards for his work in research. Dr. Joshua Jacobs, of Wilmette, was recently named a top doctor in the area for his work with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Photo submitted The Residences of Wilmette receives LEED Gold certification RMK Management recently announced The Residences of Wilmette, a five-story transitoriented rental community in downtown Wilmette, has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The upscale rental community, located at 617 Green Bay Road, features 75 apartment homes and opened in October 2017. From transforming an underutilized parcel of land in proximity to multiple transit options to using locally sourced materials and diverting construction waste from landfills, The Residences of Wilmette scored points in several categories to earn the coveted LEED Gold certification. The building’s green roof with drought-resistant vegetation helps manage storm water runoff and eliminates the need for proactive irrigation; energyefficient heating/cooling systems maximize indoor air quality; increased levels of insulation and Energy Star® appliances improve energy efficiency; lowflow commodes conserve water; high-performance windows insulate against temperature and noise; and environmentally kind flooring, paints and sealants minimize VOC emissions. A temperature-controlled underground garage with assigned parking stalls also includes an electric vehicle charging station with two hook-ups, meeting a USBGC requirement to provide alternative-fuel stations as part of LEED Gold certification. Celebrate Wilmette & Kenilworth Living returns An exciting family event returns to Wilmette and Kenilworth on Saturday, April 28: Celebrate Wilmette & Kenilworth Living. “We want folks of all ages to come out and enjoy these great free activities – the things that make it special to live in Wilmette and Kenilworth,” said Julie Yusim, executive director of the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce. Celebrate Wilmette & Kenilworth Living will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kenilworth Assembly Hall, 410 Kenilworth Ave. There is plenty of street parking. The event is sponsored by North Shore Community Bank. Admission is free. Adults will really enjoy this year’s activities. Michael Corbett from Federalist Antiques in Kenilworth will be doing “Antiques Road Show”-style appraisals (limit two per visitor, please). Additionally, Elizabeth Hoffman from West End Florist in Wilmette will present a gardening workshop. There will also be interesting exhibits featuring entertainment, child enrichment, home improvement, wellness, and more. New this year for kids will be a fun seed planting project. There will also be storytelling, face-painting, and balloon animals. In addition, there will be complimentary snacks, raffles, giveaways and special drawings every hour for restaurant gift certificates. Don’t miss this fun day for the entire family! Visit or call the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber at (847) 251-3800 for more information. Business Briefs is compiled by Editor Eric DeGrechie. Send your submissions to Why Baird & Warner Winnetka? I can’t imagine being anywhere else! The atmosphere of an office radiates from the top down and Chris Smith is not only my manager, but my mentor. He encouraged me to get my Broker’s license and challenges me to be the best Broker I can be. The office is an energetic and collaborative space and we are all supported by the best staff and technology in the business. Proud to be part of the Baird & Warner community. — Katie Hauser Baird & Warner | 594 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093 | 847.446.1855 |