I've come to hate the "Holidays." I don't like shopping, baking, or cooking. My desire to socialize drops with the temperature. My job gets more stressful, my kids get more demanding, and I see a definite increase in stupid behavior (my own).
Joel Schumacher's retelling of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera is less magnificent than its on-stage counterpart. Many elements of the stage production that thrive because of their simplicity are overindulged in the film.
Anna Chlumsky had a very normal childhood. K to eight at Grace Lutheran School in River Forest. High school at Walther Lutheran. She was a teenage nerd, she admits, "home watching Star Wars again and studying for AP tests."
The Oak Park Post Office, in conjunction with Toys for Tots, collected over 200 toys and also raised over $250 from contributions by employees of the Oak Park Main, South Station and River Forest post offices.
Dorothy Ross, 85, taught in Chicago Public Schools for 25 years Harold Huebner, 86, attorney, served in WWII, American Legion member Bernadette Weldon, 49, Children's Memorial Hospital Guild volunteer Marien E. Totzke, 56, volunteer at West Suburban Hospital