CHICAGO: 2 Rogers Park Beaches Devastated During Weekend Storm

Late last year, crews for the city worked to protect the Rogers Park shoreline from a rising Lake Michigan while preserving some of the last remaining beachfront at two neighborhood parks. 

But after a major storm last weekend devastated lakefront areas throughout Chicago, city officials have determined that the beaches at Rogers and Howard park are no longer salvageable. They will instead be replaced with rocks, with a dream of someday restoring the beaches, but that could take years.

Back home. May just goof off today.

I’m back to catch up with house stuff here. I was trying to help family the best I could, often feeling helpless in doing so. But that’s just part of life. We all have those times. I just got back to be alone with the cats for the next ten or so days.

Although I’m going to take care fo a lot of previously planned winter house-related chores and fix-ups, I think I will do little to nothing today.

Terry Jones, Co-Founder of Monty Python, Dies at 77

Terry Jones, co-founder of Monty Python, died Wednesday. Jones died after a long struggle with dementia. He was 77 years old.

Jones was instrumental in creating the wacky, absurdist style of comedy that Monty Python made famous in the 1970s and directed two of the English comedy group’s most successful films, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” In the latter, Jones played Mandy Cohen, mother of the titular Brian, and appeared before a crowd to deliver probably his most famous line in a comically squawky voice, “He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!”

103-year-old WWII veteran finally gets the recognition he deserves

At 103, Peter Fantasia has spent his life thinking of himself as an ordinary American. But one terrifying night in France in 1944, when the young Army medic crouched down in a foxhole as German artillery shells fell around him, he proved to be anything but ordinary.