The four-character play at Circle Theatre, The Shape of Things, by Neil LaBute, is Pygmalion in reverse. It's about a powerful young woman who changes an awkward, insecure nerd into a good-looking hunk.
I couldn't be more surprised. Every year, for as long as I can remember, cravings for such harbingers of spring as asparagus and Vidalia onions emerge and seem to dominate my every thought at almost every meal.
Susan Keill of Morristown, N.J. and Franklin McClelland of Chicago were married on Aug. 28 at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, N.J. A 1993 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, the groom is the son of Molly and Geoffrey McClelland of River Forest.
On Feb. 12, Hephzibah Children's Association held its annual fundraiser, the Heart of Gold Ball, at Chicago's Soldier Field. The event honors those who strive to make a profound difference by helping Hephzibah build futures for the children the agency counsels, teaches, cares for and loves, and celebrates the resilience of the children who are making it.
John Schiess and Oak Park Development Group are poised to bring another mixed-use development to the Planned Development process in Oak Park, this time with a six-story condo, retail and parking building at 827 Madison St.
Area police arrested four young men in relation to armed and unarmed robberies last week. Two 17 year old Bellwood residents, Marcus Jones and Michael L. Stewart, were arrested by Forest Park police that same day for allegedly taking park in a robbery in that town.
Leading up to his election as Oak Park village president last week, Trustee David Pope ran on a platform of leadership free of "raw politics." In the coming weeks, however, one of Pope's first priorities will be reaching a key political compromise with the new village board?#34;appointing a new trustee to fill his now-vacant seat.
In Appreciation/Deputy Chief Edward Buckney Edward L. Buckney, the African American Chicago police commander who became Oak Park's first outside deputy police chief during a time of festering racial tension in the police department, has died. Buckney, 76, passed away Friday, April 1 in Chicago of complications from Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease.