Three years ago the boiler at Euclid Methodist Church gave out. The congregation turned what most churches would call a financial crisis into an opportunity to put their money where their ecological convictions were.
The new production at 16th Street Theater, Do-Gooder, is a perfect example of what this intrepid company does best: It's an edgy, urban drama with a fascinating social message yet it never comes across as preachy or didactic.
Did you unearth a forgotten treasure hiding in the basement? Find Grandma's favorite necklace tucked away in the attic? Maybe you still aren't quite sure exactly what it is you got such a great deal on at that summer estate sale?
An amazing variety of books are written and published by Oak Park and River Forest authors. As winter settles in and you look for books to keep you company, consider reading some of these titles produced by your neighbors.
In local government, "speed" may be a relative term, but a recent initiative in River Forest proves that when it comes to recognizing architectural and historical significance, it is possible to get relatively quick results.