Ms. Prevenas has a background in Plaintiff injury law as a senior litigation paralegal for over fifteen (15) years. She currently holds the valuable position as the Client Liaison for Whiteside & Goldberg, Ltd. and has been associated with the firm since 2011. Upon learning about the defective and hazardous off-gassing window and door products, Ms. Prevenas stepped in as one of the top community activists whose goal remains to obtain answers and ultimately a resolution for the community. She holds the cause dear to her heart as her nephews suffer severe and permanent respiratory issues due to long term exposure of the off-gassing windows. Presently she is in the process of choosing and applying for duel Law School/ Business School programs to obtain her Juris Doctorate in Law and Masters in Business Administration. Ms. Prevenas is certified in management, organizational leadership and supervision which allows her to lead the community with poise. Her activism shines through her participation as a member of the Woman’s Bar Association of Illinois, Rotary International and she continues to give back to the youth through donation of over four (4) collective feet of her hair to the Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) cancer charity. Ms. Prevenas possess a solid work ethic, knowledge, strategic leadership, litigation experience with a distinct mindset of uninterrupted passion in fighting for her nephews, the community, and positive change which makes her invaluable to the organization. Ms. Prevenas can be reached at anne@
Mrs. Zidarich is a resident of the Midway community and owns one of the 21,000 residences that received the off-gassing sound insulating windows from the Residential Sound Insulation Program. Mrs. Zidarich and her family have been exposed to the off-gassing windows for a significant and lengthy period of time and continues to be at risk on a daily basis because of the off-gassing. Mrs. Zidarich is the utmost advocate and is at the forefront of said off-gassing window issues on this issue and has been the furthermost essential part of this organization due to her perseverance, dedication and commitment. She has a substantially impressive background in manufacturing and sales with detailed and vast comprehension in quality control, quality assurance, and up to date industry manufacturing standards. Mrs. Zidarich has twenty (20+) years in the Teflon and metal hose industry which provides her the experience, the profound knowledge and understanding of chemicals and a multitude of thermoplastics. Her expressed knowledge of chemical components, problem solving, exceptional advocacy, know-how and most importantly her ability to obtain results for the community has makes her instrumental to the organization. Mrs. Zidarich can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
A top official from the Chicago Department of Aviation came to West Lawn Park earlier this week to reiterate her agency’s plan to address the concerns of hundreds of Midway-area homeowners with defective windows and doors provided through CDA’s Residential Sound Insulation Program.
But in the question and answer session that followed her assurances, things fell apart. Angry homeowner after homeowner gave her an earful—to the point where she left the podium and refused to respond to or even listen to Bob “Kooch” Kuczera, who she said was acting rudely as he allegedly did in January, at a different public meeting.
“I’m not here to be beat up again, Mr. Kuczera,” said CDA Deputy Commissioner Nancy Kiernan, a moment after Kuczera accused her of rolling her eyes as he started to speak. “It has to be civil engagement.”