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The It's Skokie Podcast focuses on Skokie, Illinois. Our weekly guests include representatives from local government management, elected officials, community and business leaders along neighbors, and friends who get together to discuss the many good reasons to love Skokie. Listen in. I promise you will learn something. Listen in. I promise you will learn something.

The It's Skokie Podcast focuses on Skokie, Illinois. Our weekly guests include representatives from local government management, elected officials, community and business leaders along neighbors, and friends who get together to discuss the many good reasons to love Skokie. Listen in. I promise you will learn something. Listen in. I promise you will learn something.
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The It's Skokie Podcast focuses on Skokie, Illinois. Our weekly guests include representatives from local government management, elected officials, community and business leaders along neighbors, and friends who get together to discuss the many good reasons to love Skokie. Listen in. I promise you will learn something. Listen in. I promise you will learn something.

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Episodes

Episode 28: Michael Lorge Corporation Counsel for the Village of Skokie

5/16/2019
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Ilene and Scott went to Village Hall and met with Michael Lorge. Michael is a long time resident of Skokie and community builder/leader. Michael has strong connections to Skokie and the Jewish community. We learn about what all he does for the community and the day to day work of the Corporate Counsel. We learn just a little bit of how the process works inside Village Hall.

Duration:00:34:21

Episode 26: Skokie Park District Devonshire Cultural Center and Spring and Early Summer Big Events!

5/8/2019
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Today Ilene, Mark, and Scott met with Jon Marquardt and Robin Horwitz from the Skokie Park District at Euro Echo Cafe in beautiful Downtown Skokie. We discuss the Devonshire Cultural Center and The upcoming Festival Of Cultures. Did you know Skokie has a Pride event coming up? Robin shares the upcoming season at Devonshire and Jon is quizzed on his musical theatre knowledge. Did you know raccoons can drag off mannequins? This and more in today's podcast.

Duration:00:24:35

Episode 25: Insider Chat

5/1/2019
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Scott, Ilene, and Mark assemble at Sweety Pies in beautiful Downtown Skokie to talk about the past 24 podcasts, where we have been and where we are going. We get Mark to talk about a big event at the Township office on June 15 and discuss the upcoming interview with the Mayor. It's been fun doing these and we hope for many more to come.

Duration:00:25:36

Episode 24: Farmer Matt from The Talking Farm

4/30/2019
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Ilene and Scott ventured over to The Village Inn recently and had a great meeting with Matt from the Talking Farm. Did you know that Skokie has a three-acre working produce farm? Learn more about what the farm does and how it helps the community in this weeks episode. They offer 12 Educational Programs where students learn, using hands-on techniques, about sustainability, urban agriculture, and horticulture. Over 3,350 learning hours yearly offering over 3,000 hours of on-farm,...

Duration:00:26:21

Episode 23: Meet Roger Hirsch from the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra

4/23/2019
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Both Ilene and Mark needed the day off so I asked my friend Andy Herrmann from @properties to sit in and keep us on the rails. Today, Andy and I go back to the Skokie Public Library to record the podcast. We meet with Roger Hirsch from the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra (SVSO). We talk about everything from the community participation in the orchestra to the venue they play at - the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra is a mix of professional musicians and...

Duration:00:17:45

Episode 22: Skokie's Public Works with Max Slakard and George Issakoo

4/17/2019
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Today Ilene, Mark and Scott head over to Skokie's Public Works Department where we meet with Max Slankard, Director of Public Works and his Assistant, George Issakoo. Top of the agenda we learn what Public Works does and some of the extreme situations they operate in to keep Skokie operating. Public Works is also starting a program that starts on Earth Day to reduce the number of plastic bags in the Village. Have a listen. I promise you will learn something!

Duration:00:23:33

Episode 21: Allison Stark and Orchard Village

4/10/2019
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This week we travel to Orchard Village and meet with Allison Stark. Orchard Village is one of the awesome not-for-profits located right here in Skokie. Orchard Village empowers people with developmental challenges to achieve integrated, fulfilling lives in their communities. We end up talking a lot about farming and produce. How they grow it and provide it to the community.

Duration:00:20:24

Episode 20: Skokie's Public Health Department with Dr. Catherine Counard

4/4/2019
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Hard to believe its been 20 episodes. This week Scott and Ilene travel to Skokie Village Hall where we meet with Dr. Catherine Counard. Dr. Counard covers all the really exceptional programs the Village offers and the collaborative way the Health Department works. In 2017 Dr. Counard and her team created the Community Health Plan that is a five-year strategy for a healthier Skokie. Learn the details of this and more in this week's podcast.

Duration:00:27:01

Episode 19: Westfield Old Orchard with Serge Khalimsky

3/21/2019
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This week Mark and Scott head off to Westfield Old Orchard to the meet with Serge Khalimsky the General Manager of the mall. We learn what that job does and some insider info about the mall. He knows what is happening in retail and all the trends. Retail is changing for sure but he sees it as a renaissance. Listen in. I promise you will learn something.

Duration:00:28:52

Minicast Episode 2: llene gone wild

3/17/2019
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Back at the Village Inn in beautiful Downtown Skokie. We are trying to get out more often so after our scheduling meeting for the next 4 shows, Ilene and I discuss the opportunities that exist in Skokie to get more word out.

Duration:00:10:15

Minicast Episode 1: Andy Herrmann and Skokie Real Estate

3/15/2019
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Today, Scott has lunch with Andy Herrmann and they talk about Real Estate trends in Skokie and the market. Short take on a big topic.

Duration:00:08:14

Episode 18: Discover the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie.

3/14/2019
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On the road in Skokie again with a special guest host! Episode 18 takes us to the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (NSCFTPA). Ilene has the day off so Ann Tennes, our most frequent guest and the "voice of opportunity" is filling in. Ann and I recap the big St. Pat's parade that was held in beautiful Downtown Skokie recently. We talk attendance and the fun the parade was. The Kiwanis Club of Skokie was the producer of the event with the support of the Downtown Skokie...

Duration:00:29:26

Episode 17: Discover Turning Point and Meet Ann Raney

3/5/2019
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Today, Ilene and Scott take the show on the road for episode 17 of the It's Skokie Podcast. We meet Ann Raney, the Chief Executive Officer at Turning Point Behavioral Health Center. Turning Point is located in Skokie at 8324 Skokie Blvd and offers many services for those in need of behavioral health services. Have a listen. I promise you will learn something.

Duration:00:23:47

Episode 16: Beth Lindley - Skokie Human Services Director

2/26/2019
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Beth Lindley joins Scott and Ilene and we talk about all the good that the Village of Skokie's Human Services Department provides for the community. Scott gets a whole bunch of plugs in at the end and Ilene tries not to make a face. I promise you will learn something!

Duration:00:22:55

Episode 15: A Chat With The Chief

2/19/2019
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Our guests today are Ann Tennes, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Village of Skokie and Skokie Chief of Police Anthony Scarpelli. We discuss items from how to stay connected and informed to the viral Skokie Police Lip Sync Challenge video. Have a listen. I promise you will learn something.

Duration:00:27:42

Episode 14: Len Becker and Economic Development in Skokie.

2/12/2019
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Ilene and Scott discuss economic development with Len Becker. Economic Development Manager for the Village of Skokie. We talk Tech Park, Old Orchard, Downtown Skokie and more. Wait until the end when we do our in-depth discussion of the "great mattress store mystery".

Duration:00:28:37

Episode 13: Meet Diana Juarez

2/5/2019
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Meet the Director of the Parents ELL Center Diana Juarez. Diana discusses all the things the ELL Center does for the community and the objectives of the Center. Check out itsskokie.com for the show notes and more.

Duration:00:22:12

Episode 12: The Park District Big Event Summary

1/29/2019
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Our guest today is Jon Marquardt the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation for the Skokie Park District. We talk about all the upcoming events, the Diversity Committee, and at the end, we find out what the music schedule for this year's Backlot Bash is!

Duration:00:25:35

Episode 11: Potpourri day. Breakfast spots, bike racks and dogs.

1/23/2019
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Our guest called in sick so... Get to know the hosts a bit more when we cover our favorite breakfast spots and more. Scott gets on his dogs in parks soapbox and we decide Mark should really buy Sparky's.

Duration:00:20:03

Episode 10: Freddie and Jill Feldmans path to TEDx

1/15/2019
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Today, Ilene and Scott sit down and talk to Jill and Freddie Feldman. Freddie among other accomplishments created a throat microphone originally used for beatboxers. Listen in to discover how the microphone is now in use for people who have ALS, MD, Parkinsons and more.

Duration:00:28:33