OSF HealthCare Unveils New Vaccination Scheduling Tool

Eligible patients can now self-schedule COVID- 19 vaccine appointments. At OSF HealthCare, we believe vaccinations against COVID-19 are the best shot to help end the pandemic and that access to vaccines is imperative. Anyone age 16 and older can now self-schedule a COVID-19 vaccination at osfhealthcare.org/vaccine. After signing up, a confirmation code is generated, and […]

BAPA Welcomes New Board Members

By Kristin Boza We’re thrilled to introduce the new members of BAPA’s Board of Directors. This diverse group of area residents represent a wide variety of backgrounds. Through their experiences, the Board is poised to continue BAPA’s work as a leader in all aspects of Beverly/Morgan Park. Maggie O’Reilly Maggie O’Reilly is the owner of […]

BAPA Initiates Volunteer Tutor Corps to Assist Area Students

By Tina Jenkins Bell, BAPA School Liaison Last spring, the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA), along with volunteer Eileen Klees, began to work out the details for forming the Volunteer Tutor Corps. The Volunteer Tutor Corps is a free program for helping area remote learners in need of reinforcement or homework assistance and also a […]

Business Spotlight: A Hopping Place for Families

By Brittany Wiley Michelle Bryant-Smith and her husband Maurice Smith opened Little Hoppers Play Café, 2670 W 111th St., in August.  It’s an interactive and creative boutique style play space for kids age seven and under and a café for families. The idea for the Play Café was birthed out of Bryant-Smith’s frustration as a […]

Beauty and Community: BAPA Hosts the Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk

It almost seems ironic that the blessings of a warm and rainy spring and the need to be productive during the isolation of a global pandemic were a winning combination for Beverly/Morgan Park’s gardens. Inspired by the exceptional beauty of our community and the need for our close-knit community to come together safely, BAPA is […]

Village Viewpoint – September 2020

By Gary Jenkins, BAPA Safety Liaison I have lived in the Beverly/Morgan Park community for the past sixteen plus years. My wife Sharon and I moved here from the 6500 block of Sangamon Street.  I am originally from New York City, so Englewood was my first taste of Chicago. Most of Englewood then, as it […]

New Neighbors: Megan Wright and Nate Otto

By Kristin Boza Dance and art are passions of new neighbors Megan Wright and Nate Otto. Wright grew up in Beverly/Morgan Park and built a dance and art career on the foundation she learned at the Beverly Arts Center. Otto, who grew up between Deerfield and Michigan, is a talented artist seeking to leave his […]

Don’t Wait to Get Medical Care

It’s been reported in publications from the LA Times to the Washington Post: As many as one third of Americans are delaying medical care because they are afraid of being exposed to the coronavirus. The result it that people could become seriously ill or even die not from the virus, but from leaving critical medical […]

Please Support BAPA’s Work in Our Community

CANCELLED The pandemic forced the cancellation of BAPA’s major fundraising events – Home Tour, Ridge Run & Memorial Day Parade, and Beverly Hills Cycling Classic Bikes & Brews – eliminating funding sources vital to our operations. ACCOMPLISHED Restrictions inspired BAPA to invest our scarce resources into free programs to meet the changing needs of our […]