Book Gives Kids Glimpse into WWII 

By Kristin Boza  Francoise Johnson didn’t waste a single moment of the pandemic lockdown.   Johnson, born in France and a Chicago resident since 1965, spent her career working as a writer and translator for the City […]

BAC Hosts Virtual Gala ‘Under the Big Top’ 

BAC Hosts Virtual Gala ‘Under the Big Top’  The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host a virtual fundraising gala Sat., Apr. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Set to the theme Under the Big Top, the gala will include a virtual auction and a performance by CircEsteem, a Chicago-based nonprofit that […]

CPS Education Goals Prioritize Diversity 

  By Tina Jenkins Bell  BAPA School Liaison  Diversity is a multifaceted term, according to Dr. Carole Rene’ Collins-Ayanlaja. It is the practice of including or involving people from a range […]

Performance Benefits Area Theatre Groups 

  The pandemic forced live theatre venues to go dark for a year, resulting in serious loss of revenue.  The Lauryn family is producing online performances of “Chapatti” to benefit Beverly Theatre Guild, Stray Dog Theatre, Gaelic Park Players, and Curtain Call […]

School Update 

  By Tina Jenkins Bell  BAPA School Liaison   I have the pleasure of living in close proximity to Christ the King and Kellogg Schools. One day as I left my home to travel […]