Lizan Sliwa

Lizan Sliwa

Lizan Sliwa discusses her way from being a nurse to Assyrian Health Services Director. She talks about her passion to help undeserved Assyrian population of Skokie and a partnership between the Skokie library, Assyrian Pharmacy and Erie Health Center. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Eugene Salganik

Eugene Salganik

Mr. Eugene Salganik discusses his life in Skokie. He immigrated from Soviet Union many years ago and has made Skokie his proud home almost ever since.

Diana Hunter

Diana Hunter

Diana Hunter has been a Skokie Public Library Board Member for 43 years. In this SkokieStory she and Library Directory Carolyn Anthony discuss what she has seen at the Library in all those years.

Dr. John Wozniak

Dr. John Wozniak

Dr. John Wozniak has been on the Skokie Public Library Board for nearly 50 years. In this SkokieStory he and and Library Director Carolyn Anthony discuss his years of service to Skokie.

Cal Sutker

Cal Sutker

Cal Sutker has been making history from an early age. With the 11th Engineer Combat Battalion, he assisted with the liberation of Dachau in 1945. In Illinois, he crafted fair housing legislation and led a political party for decades. Here is his story…

Lizan Sliwa
Lizan Sliwa

Lizan Sliwa discusses her way from being a nurse to Assyrian Health Services Director. She talks about her passion to help undeserved Assyrian population of Skokie and a partnership between the Skokie library, Assyrian Pharmacy and Erie Health Center. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Eugene Salganik
Eugene Salganik

Mr. Eugene Salganik discusses his life in Skokie. He immigrated from Soviet Union many years ago and has made Skokie his proud home almost ever since.

Diana Hunter
Diana Hunter

Diana Hunter has been a Skokie Public Library Board Member for 43 years. In this SkokieStory she and Library Directory Carolyn Anthony discuss what she has seen at the Library in all those years.

Dr. John Wozniak
Dr. John Wozniak

Dr. John Wozniak has been on the Skokie Public Library Board for nearly 50 years. In this SkokieStory he and and Library Director Carolyn Anthony discuss his years of service to Skokie.

Cal Sutker
Cal Sutker

Cal Sutker has been making history from an early age. With the 11th Engineer Combat Battalion, he assisted with the liberation of Dachau in 1945. In Illinois, he crafted fair housing legislation and led a political party for decades. Here is his story…

Georgijana Gilmore
Georgijana Gilmore

In this SkokieStory Georgijana Gilmore, a recent Skokie resident, talks about how the Skokie Public Library has helped change her life by furthering her career.

The Backlot Bash 2011
The Backlot Bash 2011

The Backlot Bash is an annual festival held in downtown Skokie each summer. The event unites Skokie’s diverse community for a few days of music, food and fun. We spoke to a few of the festival attendees about why they love the Backlot Bash and why they love Skokie.

Al ‘Mr. Skokie’ Nathan
Al 'Mr. Skokie' Nathan

They call him Mr. Skokie. Long-time producer of Cable Television’s Skokie People Speak, Al Nathan moved to Skokie in 1980 and is also the community’s biggest advocate. He is the first resident honored with the Life Time Achievement Award in Skokie.

Bruce Hoffman
Bruce Hoffman

Bruce Hoffman knows Skokie. His family owned the last working farm in Skokie. At the Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures Mr. Hoffman represents Luxembourg.

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