Peter Palivos is a dedicated business owner and attorney with a passion for philanthropic endeavors.
Born on February 23, 1958, Peter Palivos was raised in Uptown Chicago, by his greek immigrant parents, Angelo and Bessie Palivos. Peter Palivos began working in his father’s shoe repair store at the early age 7. Growing up, watching his father’s ambition, Peter quickly understood the value in American work ethic.
Upon graduating high school, Palivos attended The University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studied Political Science and History. In 1980, Peter received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Trinity College in Deerfield. It was at Trinity College that he was recognized for both his academic and athletic excellence in soccer, first being selected for the All-Illinois team by the National Soccer Coaches Association, and the All-Midwest teams of both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes and the National Christian College Athletic Association. He was also selected for the All-American team of the NCCAA.
While a sports career was within reach, Palivos opted instead to attend law school, graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1983. While in law school, he was awarded with the school’s Bar & Gavel Award for his school spirit and assistance to his fellow students.
Peter Palivos began his legal career as an associate at the firm of Rittenberg, Krichiver, and Buffen, Ltd. in Chicago. In 1985, he became the youngest associate in the law firm’s history to be offered full partnership. That same year, he formed the law firm of Peter A. Palivos & Associates, later known as the Northwest Suburban Law Offices. He has served on several business boards, including the board of directors of the Broadway Bank of Chicago and the Peoples’ Bank of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
The current political climate makes conversations about issues like gun control more intense and heated than ever. Navigating such a sensitive topic can be done in a way that is productive if approached carefully. Both sides can learn from opposing views while remaining respectful of feelings and personal beliefs.
It is estimated that more than 200,000 enlisted members and officers leave the military each year. Quite a few of them aren’t even close to being prepared for that change, even if they go through a program designed to help with the transition. The choices regarding where to go to get help are often outdated, confusing, and useless.
The 2020 election saw a pair of presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate. Throughout all the questions asked and topics covered, none of the three moderators brought up the issue of gun control. This is reflective of a broader trend. Gun control advocates at many levels of government have decided to not address their desires to curtail people’s rights to bear arms in such a turbulent and hectic year.