Best of Beverly/Morgan Park: House Portraits 

By Kristin Boza  If you’re looking for a unique gift, commissioning a painting of a home is a special way to memorialize a childhood home, a first home, or even to bring some beautiful art to your interior space.  The three local artists featured here have many artistic specialties, and home portraits is one of them.   McCarthy Fine Art & Design  Tim McCarthy says he feels […]

New Neighbors: Jen Sabella and Ali Jakobson 

  By Kristin Boza  Jen Sabella and Ali Jakobson lived all over the city before settling in Beverly/Morgan Park. Sabella grew up in Mt. Greenwood and attended Mother McAuley High School, and Jakobson grew up in western Michigan. The couple met 13 years ago and have called Humboldt Park, West Town, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, and Irving Park […]

Mercy Home Hero Dominic Loverde 

By Kristin Boza  Beverly/Morgan Park native Dominic Loverde is one of this year’s Mercy Home Heroes, a dedicated group of athletes who run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon while raising critical funds to support the children of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. The Mercy Home Walsh Campus for girls located at 116th and Longwood Drive.   More than 1,400 people […]

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 […]

Never Stop Dancing: Doris Humphries Going Strong at 97

  By Kristin Boza  Doris Humphries is best known around the neighborhood as the 97-year-old tap, Latin dance, and ballroom dance teacher at the Dance Gallery, 10628 S. Western. Her classes focus on the more mature dancer, and she welcomes beginners through advanced dancers. Although she was recently sidelined from her teaching job due to brain surgery, she hopes to […]

New Neighbors: Won Kim and Kendall Hugel 

By Kristin Boza  Mature trees, delicious food, close-knit community — those were only some of the must-haves on the list when new neighbors Won Kim and Kendall Hugel were house hunting last year.   The couple moved to Beverly/Morgan Park in October from a condo just east of Wrigley Field in Lakeview. Both Kim and Hugel have ties to the community and were familiar with […]

New Neighbors: The Heimach-Snipes Family 

By Kristin Boza  The surname Heimach-Snipes, the subject of this New Neighbor feature, likely looks familiar. Ben Heimach-Snipes is the pastor at Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, and his wife Abbi is also a Presbyterian pastor finishing up an interim position at the Presbyterian Church of LaPorte in Indiana. The family, along with two-year-old Esther, moved to Beverly/Morgan Park in […]

Neighbor Who Make Big Impacts 

  By Kristin Boza  Our community has a rich history of making a big impact in the lives of our neighbors. While there are many heroes of all types living in Beverly/Morgan Park, the stories of the following three people have made positive effects in a variety of ways through helping others.     Sister Pat Mahoney  22nd District CAPS […]

Lucy Riles: Adventurer, Actor and Author  

By Kristin Boza  When Lucy Bansley Riles was growing up in Beverly/Morgan Park, she was enthralled with the theatre stage. As the youngest of 12 kids in the Bansley home, this graduate of Christ the King and Mother McAuley learned to find attention in any way she could grab it, which eventually turned into a career in entertainment.   Riles and […]

New Neighbor: Andrew Lindstad 

By Kristin Boza  Andrew Lindstad moved from Logan Square to Beverly/Morgan Park last December to be closer to his passion: His job. Linstad is the Director of Development and Marketing at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., a position he’s held since June 2019. Working in the arts and being a performing artist are important to Linstad.   Lindstad enjoys his time on […]