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We Made Pet Adoption Chic

Paula Fasseas with her three rescue dogs (from left): Josephina, Sandra, and Scotty P.  Photo: Dan Busta Twenty years ago, adopting a homeless dog or cat wasn’t a badge of coolness. So in 1997, when Paula Fasseas founded a nonprofit no-kill shelter called PAWS Chicago, she had to work hard to convince her high-profile friends … Read more

Immigrants Don’t Just Get By Here, They Thrive

In January, the Service Club of Chicago, one of the oldest and most exclusive women’s charity organizations in the city, made Simona Garcia its new president. Born Simona Groza, she had come to the United States from Romania 16 years earlier with $100 to her name. Her first job was as a hotel housekeeper and … Read more