Al Capone and Gangster History

Chicago in the 1920's was a city of political corruption and gang warfare, and the embodiment of the failure of Prohibition. Three of its key figures happen to be buried near each other in an old Catholic cemetery outside of Chicago. This cemetery just happens to be right near my house. I will admit that … Continue reading Al Capone and Gangster History


Open House Chicago 2013

October marked a second successful Open House Chicago event by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, where historic sites and businesses opened their doors to the public for one grand weekend. I mentioned it in a post last year, at their inaugural event ( My personal affinity to Tribune Tower led me to visit there again. Instead … Continue reading Open House Chicago 2013

Haunted Halloween Bash to benefit local food pantry

Looking for something exciting to do on Halloween? Interested in some live music, food, a costume contest and more? The boys of local alternative rock group ‘Feedback’ are hosting a Haunted Halloween Bash at the Yorkfield Civic Center starting at 5pm on Saturday, October 31st, and all are welcome! There will be a $3 cover … Continue reading Haunted Halloween Bash to benefit local food pantry

Church Group Finds Adventure in Colorado On July 12, Grace Bible Church of Elmhurst sent 53 individuals to Fraser, Colorado for a week of adventure and intense spiritual conversation. For the week long trip, the students spent their days enjoying the breathtaking Colorado landscape at Timberline Lodge. According to their website, “Timberline Lodge serves within the body of Christ, ministering … Continue reading Church Group Finds Adventure in Colorado

My First Printed Article: Italian Meetup Since March of this year, the Oak Brook Italian Language Group has met once a month at the Panera Bread by the Oak Brook Shopping Center to share in their common love of Italian. Attendance at these meetings has steadily grown, doubling from five to ten at their meeting just this past week. As … Continue reading My First Printed Article: Italian Meetup