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Irwin Mandel, financial and legal senior vice president of the Chicago Bulls, will speak on “Professional Sports as a Business Today” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Admission is free.

This event is co-sponsored by the Evanston Public Library and SAM Group of Illinois, a nonsectarian, social organization of senior active men involved in diverse activities. SAM events are planned and implemented by the members. Most meetings and group activities are held in Evanston, the northern suburbs and Chicago.

Activities include outdoor and indoor recreation; discussion groups on books, music, investing and public policy; classes; and attending cultural and sports events. More information is available at or