The Golden Sunshine Double in Tennis

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Tennis

Cynthia Ann Miller has served the Hinsdale, IL, region as a real estate attorney since 1991. In addition to Hinsdale, IL, she maintains offices in Downers Grove and Naperville. When she is not overseeing real estate transactions on behalf of her clients Cynthia Miller enjoys staying active through tennis.

Beyond the four major tournaments in New York, Paris, London, and Melbourne, two of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments are held in Palm Springs, California, and Miami, Florida, every year in March and April. As joint men and women’s tournaments played over the course of two weeks, both Indian Wells and Miami have been referred to as “the fifth major.” Winning the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments back-to-back is a rare feat on both the ATP and WTA professional tours and has come to be known as the Golden Sunshine Double.

The Golden Sunshine Double has been achieved 10 times on the men’s tour and just three times on the women’s. American Jim Courier won both events in 1991 and became the first player to accomplish the double. The following year Courier’s countryman Michael Chang repeated the feat. In 1994, both Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf enjoyed victories at Indian Wells and Miami. Graf, the first female and non-American to win both tournaments, repeated the double in 1996, becoming one of only three players to do so.

The first non-American male player to win the Golden Sunshine Double was Marcelo Rios in 1998. Andre Agassi, a winner of six Miami titles, won his only Indian Wells title in 2001 to join the Golden Sunshine Double club. The ATP and WTA saw joint double winners once again in 2005, with Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer taking home the trophies. Federer’s second double in 2006 was the most recent until Novak Djokovic scored a hat trick of doubles in 2011, 2014, and 2015.

Illinois State Bar Association Sponsors Annual Conference

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Illinois State Bar Association
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An attorney at her own law office in Hinsdale, IL, Cynthia Ann Miller represents buyers and sellers working in commercial and residential real estate. Establishing her practice in1992, she oversees offices located in Downers Grove, Naperville, and Hinsdale, all in IL. To help her stay compliant, Cynthia Miller maintains membership with numerous professional organizations, one of which includes the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Founded in 1877, the ISBA is a voluntary organization that helps Illinois lawyers by proposing legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts. Since its inception, the organization has amassed more than 30,000 members.

Each year the ISBA hosts a conference where members convene, share ideas, and listen to keynote speakers. The 2016 event, scheduled for June 16 through 18 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, is entitled Annual: Redone. This annual meeting is the organization’s 140th. Typically the event includes an awards luncheon, day camps for kids, and a networking breakfast. In addition, attendees have an opportunity to partake in a dinner and president’s installation. The 2015 meeting included a breakfast symposium conducted by J. Brick Van Der Snick who discussed how to identify and prevent employee theft.

Harissa – A Spicy, Versatile North African Sauce

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Harissa
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Cynthia Ann Miller is a respected Hinsdale, IL, attorney, who represents clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Her activities as attorney extend to litigation related to foreclosures and declaratory judgements. Passionate about food, Cynthia Ann Miller has experience attending culinary school and is an avid traveler who has visited parts of the Middle East.

A varied cuisine reflecting a multitude of ethnic traditions, North African cooking has a distinct flavor profile that includes harissa, a chili pepper paste made of hot and sweet peppers. Combined with coriander, garlic, and cumin, the sauce typically accompanies stews, couscous, and flat breads.

Harissa also works as a rub and can be combined with yogurt to marinate chicken and other meats. A simple vegetable mix of squash and onions also benefits from harissa, with the addition of olive oil. Roasted together in the oven, the chicken and vegetables can be served with couscous and yogurt for a flavorful, healthful combination.