As their first-year numbers rolled in, Ana Garcia Doyle, and her spouse Jim Doyle, say they are starting to enjoy the energy savings related to the "greening up" of their 94-year-old American Four Square home in Oak Park.
Perhaps it was the cabin fever or the review of potential houses for my daughter or the new residential commission for a family in Riverside or all of the above that got me thinking what makes a house a home.
Three years ago the boiler at Euclid Methodist Church gave out. The congregation turned what most churches would call a financial crisis into an opportunity to put their money where their ecological convictions were.
The new production at 16th Street Theater, Do-Gooder, is a perfect example of what this intrepid company does best: It's an edgy, urban drama with a fascinating social message yet it never comes across as preachy or didactic.
Did you unearth a forgotten treasure hiding in the basement? Find Grandma's favorite necklace tucked away in the attic? Maybe you still aren't quite sure exactly what it is you got such a great deal on at that summer estate sale?