Truth be told, I always figured my friend Steve Loranz would stay in the city. It was where he seemed to belong: in a lightless loft alongside the Lake Street el tracks or a bulky brick condo somewhere on the North Side, his living room window overlooking cars and people and neighborhood commotion.
The Avon lady has been around since 1886. The first Tupperware home party was held in 1948. I went to a Mary Kay cosmetics party as a teenager (1979?), hoping to transform my awkwardly adolescent face. Even the blue eye shadow couldn't do it.
Ascension students are contributing money during Lent to build a religious education center/library in Sung-an, the Philippines, hometown of parish secretary Rose Daylo Hegarty, at left. Above is the architect's drawing of the one-room building.
I have it on good authority that one of the items our soldiers overseas most often request in their care packages from home is beef jerky. This information comes from an unimpeachable source, namely my daughter Anna, whose boyfriend, Shaun, is bravely serving our country as an Army sergeant in far away Afghanistan. So I've been busy lately. Making beef jerky.
Taxman Corp. finalized the purchase of the Oak Leaves building, 1136-1142 Lake St., last week from Marc Realty, saying it planned to operate the building as an investment property rather than redevelop it.
Two men in black ski masks forced their way into a home on the 900 block of Mapleton Avenue March 16 at approximately 4:50 p.m. The pair reportedly entered the victim's home after attacking the owner's mother as she exited the back door to walk the dog. The perpetrators forced the family into the basement, threatening to strike one of the family members, then made off with an estimated $2,000.
It's Holy Week for Christians and a good time to dispense a little wisdom, which you can find if you're looking. I inject a little wisdom into each day with one of those "thought-a-day" calendars. Last year it was the Dalai Lama. This year, it's Zen, which one wise man defined as "The religion before religion" whatever that means ... which is the point ... in Zen.