Deb Quantock McCarey is a freelance writer who has worked with Wednesday Journal Inc. since 1995, writing features and special sections for all its publications. An avid urban gardener and growing naturalist, she is also a local "green" advocate and community volunteer. As a WJ gardening blogger, Deb is also the host of Deb's Big Backyard, which runs on oakpark.com and airs on Oak Park public cable, Channel 6. In partnership with her spouse, Kevin J. McCarey, she is also a writer/producer for Lyman Street Productions and Print at www.lymanstreetproductions.com, a small business in Oak Park that produces and provides web content.
On what was the weathered concrete wall of the viaduct at Lake Street and Austin Boulevard in Oak Park a bricolage/mosaic mural reads, "You Are the Answer … to Peace, Unity and Education," accompanied by universal imagery.
Friday afternoon into evening, July 31, they came by the hundreds to Dreschler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home on Marion Street. And Saturday morning, Aug. 1, the scene repeated at St. Luke Catholic Church at Lake and Lathrop in River Forest as a packed sanctuary said its final goodbyes to Margaret and John O'Neill.
Fed by a steady stream of sustainably-minded customers, the eagerly anticipated arrival of Oak Park's first member-owned-and-driven grocery store, Sugar Beet Food Co-op at 812 Madison St., created plenty of buzz during its "soft" opening last Friday.
Loving couple John O'Neill, a leading real estate broker and insurance agent for many decades in Oak Park and River Forest, and his beloved wife, Margaret T. O'Neill, 80, died of natural causes in their River Forest home on July 29 and July 30, respectively.
Inside Sales Support / Order Entry Small, established hospitality furnishings sales agency in Oak Park (one block from Green Line) seeking an individual to provide Inside Sales Support and Order Entry assistance in a casual fast paced environment....