Nazareth Academy junior Daniel D’Onofrio of Clarendon Hills is a modern-day Renaissance man — honors student, athlete, artist and traveler. He’s best known as the artist whose work was chosen for the new Veterans Memorial in LaGrange Park.
Arts & Entertainment
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart.
In recent years, Lancaster has also reinvented herself as a novelist, most recently with the sibling rivalry of “Twisted Sisters” and time-traveling delirium of “Here I Go Again.”
Below is an excerpt of our wide-ranging conversation, which included musings on regret, “Twilight,” her bucket list and why she’ll never write a sex scene.
You can listen to the entire interview on our podcast “The Big Questions,” available on iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Oct. 23 10:07 a.m. |
Robert K. Elder
In honor of the new season of “The Walking Dead,” we asked Evanston resident Jay Bonansinga, author of a best-selling series of novels based on the show, to share his views on all things zombie.
Oct. 21 10:21 a.m. |
Pioneer Press Staff
Members from six churches in Hinsdale, Burr Ridge and Clarendon Hills came together Sunday for the annual Crop Walk. Between 40 and 50 people participated in the event, which began with lunch, a rally and then the 5k walk.
Oct. 20 9:22 a.m. |
Cole Heider, 11, found out only a few years ago that he has some natural ability as an artist. And the Clarendon Hills Middle School sixth-grader is now part of a rather elite group that will have artwork included in a 2014 Illinois Art Education Association Student Art Show.
Oct. 9 9:40 a.m. |
Open since Labor Day, Chef Paul Virant's Vistro aims to become an anchor in Hinsdale by offering approachable, family-friendly fare at affordable prices.
Paul Lambert of Hinsdale will run in his eighth marathon Oct. 12 when he lines up to start the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. He follows a 15-week training program that builds up to a 22-mile run three weeks before the marathon.
Oct. 7 6 a.m. |
"The Loop Alliance brings all the stakeholders from the Loop together to make it a better place for businesses, for visitors (and) residents."
She was honored for her accomplishments at Buffalo Grove High School, where she worked for 12 years before accepting the position at St. Isaac.
Sept. 29 12:37 p.m. |