They packed the place Thursday night at The Children's Clinic over on Lake Street. There were two reasons for the first open house in seven years at the medical clinic sponsored by the OPRF Infant Welfare Society. The first was to show off the newly renovated space. The second was to start replenishing the funds the group had just spent on the spruce up.
At Monday's meeting of the Oak Park village board the topic was changing the village's liquor ordinance to avoid a conflict with incoming President-elect Anan Abu-Taleb whose family holds an Oak Park liquor license for its Maya del Sol restaurant.
River Forest Village President-elect Cathy Adduci, in a thank you e-mail to supporters Thursday afternoon, said she had personally been out picking up her lawn signs and asked for an e-mail related to any she had missed.
In his final blog post, Roger Ebert covered a lot of ground as he explained to readers what he would focus on even as new health issues led him to pull back from other duties. Ebert, of course, died very quickly after that post and his funeral was Monday in Chicago.
OK, here's the trade-off for this year's grads at Dominican University: Invite only a couple of people to your college graduation and enjoy the culmination of your four year odyssey in the cozy confines of the Lund Auditorium right on the leafy campus. Or invite six people to see you make the march but do it in the less welcoming UIC Forum arena in the concrete splendor of the Circle Campus.
In her Sun-Times column Wednesday, Lynn Sweet reported on the ways that Sen. Mark Kirk (R.-IL) has changed his thinking in the wake of the serious stroke he suffered a little more than one year ago. The most telling change in approach was his announcement Tuesday that he now supported marriage for gays and lesbians.