Lisbeth Levine

Where it Began: A rendering of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, designed by architect Stanley Tigerman. The facility is set to open April 19.

Skokie To Open New Holocaust Museum

When former president Bill Clinton officially opens the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center later this month, the village of Skokie will stake its claim on history. Holocaust history, to be sure, but also — and perhaps more significantly — as the place where the seeds of the Holocaust education movement in the United States were first planted in response to a neo-Nazi march.

Chandelier Style: Michelle Obama, wearing Loree Rodkin earrings on election night.

‘Wait, Those Are My Earrings’ on Michelle Obama

The Skokie-bred Loree Rodkin is the unlikely jewelry designer behind the chandelier earrings that first lady Michelle Obama wore on election night and to the inaugural balls.

Trendsetters: Ikram Goldman has helped new first lady and style icon Michelle Obama to define her look.

The First Lady of Fashion’s Quiet Muse

An Israeli-born boutique owner known for putting together edgy outfits in unexpected ways is quietly dressing one of the most famous women in the world, first lady Michelle Obama.