A Promise Kept: Meet Mary Rose Jeffry  

By B.C. Robinson  Once upon a time in a faraway land called Upper State New York, an eight-year-old girl named Mary Rose dreamt of great adventures. She fantasized about traveling […]

Maggie Cosme Park  

Join friends and family for an all-ages concert of world beat jazz and rumba, celebrating 20 years of Rocambu Jazz in Chicago at the Chicago Park District Night Out In […]

There’s a New Editor in Town! 

By: Sebastiana Smith  Long-time Editor of The Villager Grace Kuikman has retired and is passing the baton to Olivia DeSmit.   DeSmit moved to the area with her husband, Tim Lux, […]

The Old Water Tower by Louise Barwick, 1893. Located, in the artist’s own words, “200 feet north of 103rd Street between Hoyne and Seeley,” the water tower was constructed circa 1888 as part of a much-needed water system that included a windmill. The then modern achievement became redundant when the area was annexed to Chicago in 1890, when water and other utilities began being supplied by the City.  

By Linda Lamberty,   Historian Ridge Historical Society   Leading into the upcoming art-centric exhibit, “Louise Barwick’s Lost Ridge” at the Ridge Historical Society, here is a brief sketch of the history […]

Mr. Tony’s Back to School Jam 

By Tina Jenkins Bell  BAPA School Liaison  Barber shop to offer free haircuts, school supplies and food.   Tony Moore, master barber and owner of Mr. Tony & Co. VIP, a […]