Looking over the columns I've contributed to Wednesday Journal over the past years, I was surprised at the scant attention I've given to one of my favorite foods: that ever so delectable and versatile category of shellfish known as shrimp. This (unintentional) neglect became even more surprising when I stumbled upon the little known fact that shrimp stands second only to tuna as America's favorite seafood.
A 72-year-old play by Noel Coward might seem an odd choice for Circle Theatre, that live-wire troupe known for its hip, cutting edge productions. After all, aren't Coward's comedies light and bubbly, like champagne?
In October 1972, the "women's editor" of a local paper trumpeted the first ASID Showcase House. "Imagine if you can," she wrote, "a dozen outstanding interior designers [combining] their talents to redecorate a single home."
An 18-year-old Concordia student is being held in Cook County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond after being charged with the alleged Aug. 25 Criminal Sexual Assault of an 18-year-old female Concordia student.
When House of Heat started in Kenneth and Lois King's basement and garage 50 years ago, Lois King took on extra work. An early high school grad who came to Chicago to work as a secretary for the FBI, Lois became an answering service, short-order cook, bookkeeper, secretary, treasurer, to name a few of her jobs. In the early days, she would help cut sheet metal used for ductwork down in the family basement.
It took awhile?#34;between 15 and 40 years depending on the estimate?#34;but last Wednesday Oak Park's village government and park district agreed in principle to a formal transfer of village owned land long managed by the park district.