In her native Norway, Oak Park resident Berit Engen, began what would be a lifelong craft of fine arts weaving. She continued her craft even after coming to live in the United States at the age of 30. Her most recent project has been a six year journey of interpreting Jewish texts, history and modern Jewish life through her art.
Large crowds, people whizzing by with luggage, the occasionally crying child are all pretty typical sights at an airport. A band playing songs of jubilee, however, is an unusual encounter near baggage claim.
The House and Senate could not come to a resolution over funding for the Affordable Care Act before Oct. 1. That means a government shutdown resulting in furloughed civilian government employees and some really peeved World War II vets.
Ceoria Coates is determined to do a lot of things. "I'm determined to tread water before I croak, you know?" said the 87 year-old actress over the phone after returning from her swimming lesson at the YMCA.
Not every kid has parents who call her away from homework to watch their favorite show. And not every kid grows up to become a two-time Emmy-nominated director. Gail Mancuso, who grew up in Melrose Park and lives part of the year in River Forest, is up for an Emmy this Sunday, Sept. 22, for her work on the Modern Family episode, "Arrested."
Welcome week at Dominican University is a big deal. The weekend before classes begin, the parking lots and dormitory hallways on the school's main campus are overflowing with staff, resident assistants, orientation leaders, student "muscle movers" in bright orange T-shirts and parents.