After reading your May 25 editorial in support of the Tax Swap Bill now pending before the Illinois General Assembly ("Best chance to fix schools"), I have to admit that I am still confused as to why this paper supports this bill.
Raymond Kinzie, 74, LaSalle Bank executive, hospital board member Lauretta J. Boale, 81, member at St. Edmund John G. Cadwell, 50, attorney, father of two Ned A. Ochiltree Jr., 85,former resident of River Forest
A farmhouse in the middle of Forest Park? That's exactly what owners Amanda Walker and Carol Brown have created at 1101 Lathrop Ave.â€"and their extensive renovation of the house recently earned them a Forest Park Pride Award.
Oak Parker Stephen Kelley is a preservation architect and structural engineer, so inspecting a building is standard operating procedure for him. That's why, last week, he was planning to take a look at the Tribune Tower's exteriorâ€"by rappelling down the facade, holding disaster at bay with two ropes.
It all started during a night out after a Village Players Theatre play rehearsal last summer, when four female actors realized they shared the same gripe. They all wanted to play meatier women characters.
You may think Ernest Hemingway's Birthplace, restored and operated by the Hemingway Foundation, is a finished project, but actually it's a work in progress. Photos of three paintings done by Hemingway's maternal grandmother, Caroline Hancock Hall?#34;enlarged to their original dimensions and framed by Paul Hamer of Frame Warehouse?#34;have just been added to the home's collection.
It's taken awhile, but it seems that spring has finally sprung. And as I sit here writing this column, I can assert that it's a picture perfect day: sunny, blue skied and crystal clear, with just a hint of breeze and certainly unlike any other day I've been able to recall for some time. I'm struck by an awesome, invigorating feeling of hope and promise, as I look forward to the days ahead. Much is new.
A luncheon honoring volunteers at West Suburban Medical Center was held on April 13 at Oak Park Country Club. Each year the board of trustees celebrates the dedicated men and women who contribute so much time and effort to the hospital.