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Yosuf Ahmed recognized for saving life at marathon

YosufNAPERVILLE,IL–Yousuf Ahmed, a third year medical student at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, was honored with a certificate at the Fire Chief Citizen Awards in Naperville. He had come to the rescue of a of a runner who went into cardiac arrest about six miles into the inaugural Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, according to a report published by the medical school’s website.

“I was surprised and deeply honored that the Naperville Fire Department presented us with the Fire Chief’s Citizen Award,” said Ahmed, a Navy reservist. “I simply felt like I was doing my duty and performed what was expected of me. I was very happy to meet the downed athlete, his family, and the other members of the team who helped save his life.”

Hospital recognizes physicians for years of service

MICHIGAN CITY, IN–Physicians at Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City recently were honored for their years of service.

At an annual awards ceremony, Dr. Mizra Raheem was recognized for 35 years on staff. Dr. Suhayl Nasr were recognized for 25 years.

Dr. Jamil Ahmed was honored for 15 years on staff.

Ameer Abdullah named MVP at Nebraska

Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah led the list of honorees as the Nebraska football team gathered for its annual end of the season banquet Sunday afternoon at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.

Abdullah was named the overall Team Most Valuable Player and earned the prestigious Lifter of the Year Award for the second straight year. The 5-9, 190-pound Abdullah is the second player in the past three years to win the Lifter of the Year Award in back-to-back seasons after Rex Burkhead won the award in 2010 and 2011.

Abdullah was also named a 2013 team captain.

MCC buys new space in Skokie

SKOKIE,IL–The Muslim Community Centre has bought a new space in Skokie to meet the growing needs of its full time school. The group was the highest bidder among two others with a winning bid of $2.2 million.

The new building will be used to house the high school which is scheduled to open in fall after renovations.

The building had earlier also been a school. The city staff were sentimental about selling it off.

“I was pretty sentimental about selling this off. But times change, and from my perspective, this is a great outcome. It’s still going to be a school, which makes sense, and at least it’s not a strip shopping mall like it could have been,” one official told the Skokie Review.


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