Upcoming Events

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Itasca Community Library
November 10, 7p.m.
500 W. Irving Park Road

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
St. Charles Public Library
November 15, two sessions 1:00p.m. and 2:30p.m.
One S. Sixth Avenue
St. Charles
Sears Homes of Chicagoland
JCC Chicago
December 1, 1:00p.m.
Vernon Township Community Service Building
2900 North Main Street
Buffalo Grove
Free! Lunch is at 12:30p.m., presentation is at 1p.m. To register

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Indian Prairie Public Library
January 24, 2023  7:00p.m.
401 Plainfield Road
Details to come!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Tinley Park Public Library
March 1, 2023  2:00p.m.
7851 Timber Dr
Tinley Park
Details to come!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Homer Township Public Library
March 17, 2023  1:00p.m.
14320 W 151st St
Homer Glen
Details to come!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Evergreen Park Public Library
March 25, 2023  10:00a.m.
9400 S. Troy Ave.
Evergreen Park

Sears Homes of Chicagoland Bus Tour
Covenant Living at Windsor Park
April 6, 2023  1:30p.m.
124 Windsor Park Dr
Carol Stream
Private event

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Lake Villa District Library
May 17, 2023  11:30a.m.
140 N. Munn Road
Details to come!

The Ready to Assemble Dream: Sears Homes
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
September 12, 2023  7:00p.m.
500 N. Dunton St.
Arlington Heights
Details to come!

Invite Lara to speak to your group!
If you'd like me to speak to your group, organization, or class, please email your request to me at Lara@sears-homes.com.

I often run walking tours and bus tours of various communities, so please check back here often for information on upcoming events.

Previous Speaking Engagements
  • Oakton Community College, Skokie
  • McHenry County College, Crystal Lake
  • Waubonsee Community College, Aurora
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society
  • Downers Grove Historical Society
  • Highland Park Historical Society
  • Bartlett History Museum
  • Clarendon Hills Historical Society
  • Broadview Public Library
  • Homewood Public Library
  • Rotary Club of Lombard
  • The Little White School Museum, Oswego
  • Northwest Chicago Historical Society
  • Wheeling Township, Arlington Heights
  • Historical Society of Island Lake
  • Palos Park Public Library
  • Lombard Historical Society
  • St. Olaf Chicago Alumni Group
  • Allied Arts, Arlington Heights
  • Sun City, Huntley
  • Bernard Weinger JCC, Northbrook
  • Friendship Village of Schaumburg
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, McHenry

Quotes from Past Participants

Here's what people have said about my presentations:
  • "Your talk was spectacular. I've been to some Sears talks before, but none of them hold a candle to yours. "
  • "Many thanks for, once again, presenting an outstanding program on Sears Homes of ChicagolandIt’s obvious you are well versed on the subject and that you have a passion to share your love of these homes."
  • "I just wanted to say thank you once again for your willingness to come and share your knowledge and passion with us.  The evaluations were excellent - they all loved it!  They wrote how professional you are, and what a good presentation you gave.  They loved the walking tour and learning what to look for to determine a Sears Home...  they loved it all."
  • "Your lecture was wonderful. You are to be commended on all your research."
  • "What a great program!  Both my husband and I really enjoyed it."
  • "We enjoyed your presentation; you have done a lot of research and it shows."