For the last 20 or so third Sundays in October, Doug Deuchler, 67, has played a famous — or infamous — corporeal version of the deceased for an afternoon at Forest Home Cemetery, to help set a Halloween mood.
After years of being based in downtown Chicago, Tiffany Stained Glass has returned to the western suburbs, setting up shop on Desplaines Avenue in Forest Park. The former site of Riggs Auto Shop has now been converted to the ultimate stained glass studio, and owners Pat and Bob Nugent couldn't be happier to be back where it all began.
I arrived at Maya del Sol at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday evening. The Latin-inspired restaurant has presence on the street which is the first thing, as designers, that we want to establish: a first impression.
You don't often hear the composer/librettist team of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan mentioned in the same sentence with Oak Park's famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, but on Oct. 12 and 13 the three late geniuses will be brought together when the operetta Trial By Jury is staged at Unity Temple.