Linda Hillman sets a lovely table. Usually it's for family or guests in her Oak Park home, but these days she's moved the table?#34;literally?#34;to Terra Incognito Studios & Gallery for the exhibit she curated, "Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Staging Great Meals with Pottery."
With close-cropped hair, slim glasses, a black T-shirt and jeans, Laurie Beasley looks agelessly artsy, though the proprietor of Oak Park's Ridge Art willingly divulges her age. She's 60. Could turning a passion into a profession have youthful benefits?
In villages blessed with historic houses, owners dedicated to their revival and neighbors happy to shell out a few bucks to see the results, housewalks are a slam dunk in Oak Park and River Forest. Pleasant Home Foundation is joining the parade, but with a few twists.
I attended the Peace Fair organized by the Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice. I love my brothers and sisters in the anti-war movement, but I disagree with some assumptions about peace and politics.
West Suburban Hospital CEO Jay Kreuzer addressed a group of concerned neighbors last week, the first step in a community outreach effort related to the hospital's plan to build a new Emergency Department.