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Security Issues on Healthcare.gov Website, Springfield Shell Game and More

Best of the Blogs: This Week's Top Reads.

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Check out these unique blogs found among our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Just click on the headlines below to get the full story from some of our bloggers. Then get inspired and start your own blog! Contact Senior Community Editor Marcia Sagendorph at marcia.sagendorph@patch.com to get started.


Founder of Breast Implant Firm Guilty of Fraud

The founder of a French company that used an unapproved gel in its breast implants has been found guilty of fraud.  Of course I suppose one could make the argument that anyone associated with breast implants is guilty of fraud on some level. 
- Posted by Johnny Robish on Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch

INDOOR Farmers Market Saturday

The 2nd INDOOR Farmers Market of the winter season will be held this Saturday December 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. It's not just vegetables and culinary delights--a garden/kitchen tool sharpener will be there in the hallway, and she is very good--can work while you are waiting or shopping.
- Posted by Douglas Macdonald for Gardening in Evanston on Evanston Patch

Historic 1913 Glenview IL Farmhouse Gets Amazing Makeover

A century-old Glenview home successfully completed it’s extensive exterior restoration courtesy of Chicagoland home exterior company A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. Originally built in 1913, the house is a two-story framed #farmhouse.
- Posted by Tommy Seilheimer for A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. on Glenview Patch

Americans Vulnerable to Healthcare.gov Security Threats

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14), along with 21 members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, sent a letter to President Obama raising concerns over the security and privacy risks surrounding Healthcare.gov, the online Obamacare portal.

- Posted by Rep. Randy Hultgren on Crystal Lake-Cary Patch

The Springfield Shell Game

Whoo Hoo! Our elected leaders in Springfield finally passed a new “pension reform” bill. I am so excited that I can barely contain my sarcasm and absolute disdain for the Springfield Circus Clowns that rammed this legislative Sword of Damocles down our throats. 
- Posted by Russ Harrison on Skokie Patch

Senior Issues Etc. - P.A.D.S. of Lake County

A video where Farrah Watson of Lake County P.A.D.S. shares the work that P.A.D.S. does to serve the homeless in our communities. Senior Issues Etc. regularly broadcasts TV shows of interest to Seniors. Shows may be seen in Libertyville, Vernon Hills and Evanston. For schedule and channel information or to watch our past shows visit SeniorIssuesEtc.org.
- Posted by Senior Issues Etc. on Libertyville Patch

Looking for a stocking stuffer?

The Music of the Carpenters live on stage…The perfect stocking stuffer!  Listen to the voice of Karen Carpenter singing all of her hits live on stage.  Singer Lisa Rock, her 6-piece band and backup singers are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage in Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters at Cutting Hall in Palatine on February 19th in a fundraiser for the Palatine Public Library District Foundation.
- Posted by Bill Pohlman on Palatine Patch

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