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Virtual Walks Raise Money, Spirits

These (pink) feet were made for walking. Walking for a great cause! The Community Foundation team is cheering on participants of local virtual fundraising walks/runs or participating in them. This year’s re-imagined American Heart Association Heart Walk was Sept. 26-Oct. 3, raising funds for lifesaving science that can teach us all how to live longer […]

Interview gave a closer look at Joyce Bytof

Posted on Nov 1, 2013, by

The Fox Valley lost a true mover and shaker with the Oct. 31 passing of Joyce Bytof. That’s how I knew her from a distance through the years. An interview in May gave me a closer experience with this extraordinary woman. I saw beyond the successful businesswoman to an individual who was convinced her will […]

Joyce Bytof considers her legacy

Posted on Jun 24, 2013, by

In many years as a city hall and business reporter, I dealt with a lot of real estate professionals. The successful ones always presented an unwaveringly optimistic facade, no matter the reality or their actual opinions. So when I went to the offices of Coldwell Banker the Real Estate Group Inc. to interview company Chair […]

Future focused

Posted on Jun 24, 2013, by

When someone plans a campaign for a community project in the Fox Valley, the list of people they’d like to champion it is certain to include Joyce Bytof. For a good cause, her answer always normally would have been yes. But a long battle with a rare form of cancer has forced Joyce, chairman 0f […]

Kicking it to cancer

Posted on May 20, 2013, by

Rebecca Skowronski was a typical high school sophomore, her days filled with studying, athletics and friends, when her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis turned everything upside-down. “At the time I hadn’t really heard too much about cancer, at least not anyone that I was close to, especially a family member,” Rebecca said. Her mom had surgery […]