RACIST SCUM: Breathes there an Oak Parker with soul so dead, who never to himself has said, "I love diversity?" Of course not. Nonetheless, there are racists among us who joined white flight out of Austin, making that neighborhood slide into rack and ruin.
So much of color is emotional," says Sandy Meade, owner of Meade Design: Creating the Perfect Color. Meade is an interior designer who specializes in finding just the right hue for a client's project, whether it's one room, an entire house, a condo entryway or a storefront.
'Mache, mache!' I learned that Haitian-Creole phrase during my first volunteer mission to the island nation, and since then it's been bouncing around in my brain, becoming a mantra for the experience I had there, one that continues to both haunt and inspire me.
"It looks like it's going to rain, so it's a perfect night for listening to some stories," said nurse/author Elizabeth Berg at a Celebration of the Nursing Profession hosted by RUSH Oak Park Hospital on May 23.
The board of directors of The Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park has announced the promotion of Amy Brinkman to the position of club manager. Brinkman, who was a marketing director and national sales executive for a number of large Chicago-based companies and a PR consultant for a variety of organizations, has been the club's events coordinator since June 2004.
Many of us learned to make collages in kindergarten, then left the art formâ€"along with our white paste and curved scissorsâ€"behind. But River Forest artist Bernadette Freeman has continued to create provocative pieces from scraps of paper.
Circle Theatre is known for resurrecting musicals that flopped on Broadway. It's been thrilling to witness director Kevin Bellie and company stretch themselves, mounting shows we'd never get a chance to see otherwise.
At approximately 10 a.m. on May 31, a man wearing a hood and sun glasses walked into the currency exchange at Roosevelt Road and Oak Park Avenue with a walkie-talkie and a 3-inch-round bundle that appeared to be dynamite. He attempted to push the package under the security partition, but it wouldn't fit.
Frustrated over the hiring and training of new employees since the disappearance of many dental assistance training schools, Jayne Siou used to say at least once a year, "I wish someone would open a dental assistants' school."