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News Briefs: Local ‘Lawyer of Year’; Plant sale and classic car show next weekend

Winnetka resident Patrick Salvi II was named Lawyer of the Year in the Medical Malpractice—Plaintiffs category by “Best Lawyers,” a legal peer-review publication.

Salvi is a managing partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s Chicago office.

“These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments,” according to a press release from the firm..”Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

The release says that Salvi concentrates his legal practice on cases concerning personal injury, medical malpractice, mass torts and product liability.

Salvi is reportedly a member of the American Association for Justice, where he sits on the Board of Governors and the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees. He is also an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s executive committee, and is a board member of Legal Aid Chicago, an organization that provides free legal services to people living in poverty. .

For more information on Salvi or his firm, contact Marcie Mangan at or (312) 372-1227.

‘Fall is a great opportunity for planting native plants’

Go Green Winnetka’s fall native plant sale is offering plants and information you need to create a native garden, pollinator habitat, and more.

The sale will take place from 9–11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at in Indian Hill Park, 131 Wilson St. in Winnetka. A list of available plants can be found at

“Around Winnetka lately, even a casual observer will see that a transformation is taking place in people’s personal landscapes,” says a release from Go Green Winnetka. “More and more homeowners are converting parts of their yard to native plants. Native plants provide habitat for the insects, birds and pollinators that are integral to our ecosystem. But they’re also important to effective stormwater management, as they have deeper and more extensive root systems that prevent erosion and provide extra filtration.”

Go Green Winnetka made sure to give credit to Go Green Wilmette and its spring native plant sale, which wrapped up its seventh year in May.

“’Go Green Winnetka thanks Go Green Wilmette for its leadership and generosity,” the release says. “Go Green Winnetka also thanks the Winnetka Park District for partnering on, and for offering Indian Hill Park as the venue for, our inaugural fall native plant sale.”

Historical society is ‘Rockin’ the ’60s’ on Sept. 12

The Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road in Wilmette, is telling residents to cruise over for Auto Historica XVII, the museum’s annual vintage and classic car show, from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12.

The theme is Rockin’ the ’60s, and the museum is expecting plenty of American and foreign cars that were popular in the 1960s. Some cars committed to show are: a 1962 Alfa Romeo 2000, a 1964 Ford Mustang (the first model year), a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette and an Amphicar, “the miraculous amphibious car that could travel on both land and water,” a release says.

“This is a great event for all ages! Bring the kids, stroll around at your leisure, and chat with the owners,” according to the relase.

Auto Historica, like many museum programs and events, is free to the community thanks to the support of members and donors. Wilmette Auto Body is a sponsor of the event.

For more information, visit or call (847) 853-7666.

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