Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolteacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and a host of life's other treasures too numerous to list. She was born on the far southwest side of Chicago in a great neighborhood when it was a great time to be young.
It's that time of year again — block parties. The 600 block of Beloit Avenue has always had a famous one and this year was even more spectacular. The date was changed because a prominent family on the block is moving — to Peru!
The exciting artwork on the Circle Bridge is one of the best ideas ever to hit Forest Park. Several people have said they want to park their cars on the street and slowly walk over the bridge and study the art. Congratulations to Sally Cody and the committee that thought up this one.
Looking ahead to April: Waiting for Godot will be on stage at Dominican on April 6, 7, 8 and 9. This puzzling, unforgettable, thought-provoking tragicomedy should be seen at least once. What's it all about? Performance times are: Thursday preview, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets are $17; students $5.