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Everyday Heroes 2014

Leading on and off the field

Leading on and off the field

With his constantly full schedule of activities, Dr. Peter Smith shouldn’t be too hard to spot around St. Charles.
Canine comfort

Canine comfort

Cathy Summers said her dog, Jackie, can’t wait to go to The Holmstad retirement community in Batavia every week.
Riding for a reason

Riding for a reason

Sammy Radi said the great thing about cycling is that anyone can learn how to ride. “The more you do…
‘She can be counted on’

‘She can be counted on’

Andrea Winiarski, a teacher at St. Charles East High School for 14 years, is known for giving extra doses of caring to her students – even a…
Caring about people

Caring about people

Geneva School District 304 Board President Mark Grosso said he was truly surprised that someone would nominate him as an Everyday Hero – let…
‘Always positive’

‘Always positive’

The woman at the helm of Mutual Ground Inc. in Aurora – a place for women seeking refuge from domestic violence and support following sexual…
Spreading beauty through flowers

Spreading beauty through flowers

Over the years, Adele Bambenek has helped make the Fox Valley a more beautiful place through being a member of the Pottawatomie Garden Club …
A ‘cheerleader and mentor’

A ‘cheerleader and mentor’

As an admissions adviser at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Erika Iñiguez helps students start the next level of their education…
Community and entertainment

Community and entertainment

The Arcada Theatre was a regular entertainment hangout for Caroline Johnson, who grew up in St. Charles.
‘Recognized with accolades’

‘Recognized with accolades’

As Kane County Regional School superintendent since 2012, Patricia Dal Santo said she is fulfilling a natural progression, as she was the ag…
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