The Oak Park resident, with a slew of movie, television and theater credits, currently stars as Ethel Mertz, running around the Broadway Playhouse stage in Chicago, trying to keep Lucy out of mischief in the acclaimed production of I Love Lucy.
Ivory Porter has returned to greater independence thanks to a federal program that provides subsidies for non-elderly disabled individuals who live in skilled nursing facilities but want to return to the community.
If there are obstacles in Harvey Finkelstein's life, they are swept aside when his hands work a broom. Parts of Oak Park are a little tidier thanks to Finkelstein, 59, who asks local business owners for odd jobs like sweeping, taking out garbage or cleaning bathrooms.
Maeve Ryan was a little apprehensive in her sixth-grade science class last month. The 11-year-old had a three-pound Falcon perched on her arm. Ryan became an assistant, of sorts, when falconer Craig Hendee visited Percy Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave., to talk about restoring birds of prey back to their natural habitat.