Back in 2011, a pair of peacocks (peahens, actually; they were females) escaped from Brookfield Zoo and were seen around Brookfield and Riverside for a week before returning home. Well, one of the peahens is back on the prowl and this time made it all the way to Oak Park.
In the first real test of Village President Anan Abu-Taleb's commitment to making meetings move more briskly — and with the Stanley Cup on the line — Anan, a self-professed hockey fan, maneuvered the proceedings so those with an interest could watch the climactic, titanic struggle in Beantown.
Seemed as if half of Oak Park crammed into the Illinois Supreme Court chamber at 160 N. LaSalle St. last Friday morning to see the installation of Pam Meyerson as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, 11th Subcircuit.
The library and Park District of Oak Park have teamed to provide a wireless system supporting hundreds of simultaneous users and offering direct connections to the Internet from anywhere in the park. Guests can access WiFi in the park by connecting to the "scovillepark" wireless network.
Perusing the names of OPRF High School's graduates is always interesting. It is certainly an indication of our increasing diversity. Some get pretty involved. Celina Elise Sha Qing Madden, for instance, and Elias Aziz El-Metennani. Names are getting more complicated, with plenty of hyphens, including hyphenated middle names, which we'd never noticed before. But some are succinct, like Tito M. Tate.
The Irving School community is really, really happy to see that blacktop playground surface at their school head to the scrap heap. That'll happen this summer as Irving and other District 97 schools receive new playgrounds.