Who'd have guessed that the late, great River Forester, Paul Harvey, would be the hit of this year's Super Bowl ads? A couple of years ago, it was Oak Park native (and nonagenarian) Betty White in the year's big commercial (playing football, no less) so Harvey is continuing our strong local connection.
Ellie Alldredge-Bell educated Oak Park students for 33 years, spanning her longtime career at Holmes, Hatch and Lincoln schools. Now she's turned her longtime passion for teaching and knack for writing into a new profession as an author.
It's been a tough time for green ash lovers, since the arrival of the emerald ash borer. The village has been taking ash trees down by the dozen because all are doomed by this voracious, invasive predator.