Wheaton Agency Celebrates 20 Years

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Byline: Sarah Mawhorr

Pape & Associates, a Wheaton counseling agency, turns 20 this year.

Founded in 1981 by Pat Pape, the operation has grown from one part-time associate working with Pape to a thriving practice with 10 associates seeing clients in Wheaton, Schaumburg and Geneva.

The services offered by the practice include individual and group psychotherapy, family and couples counseling, divorce mediation, as well as alcohol and drug dependency assessment and treatment.

Pape & Associates also provides employee assistance programs for employers on contract.

The anniversary celebration is especially sweet for Pape after surviving as an independent business, despite all the consolidation in the healthcare field prompted by managed care, according to a statement from Pape.

Pape & Associates is celebrating the milestone with a Nov. 2 open house from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at main office, 618 S. West St., in Wheaton. The number there is (630) 668-8710.

The practice also has an office at 2040 E. Algonquin Road in Schaumburg and at 825 W. State St. in Geneva.

A donation: Oak Brook-based CenterPoint Properties Trust recently announced a donation of $2.4 million to Elwood School District 203.

The donation is part of a $50 million capital assistance package that CenterPoint, a real estate investment trust, is providing to Elwood and other communities near a 2,032-acre industrial park that CenterPoint is developing on the site of the former Joliet Arsenal.

The CenterPoint Intermodal Center will take 12 years to build and is expected to generate up to $27 million in annual property tax revenue and create 8,000 to 12,000 permanent jobs. …