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.
Davis suggested — very cautiously as it was just an idea —about whether a top structure could be built on the school's parking garage that could house both D97 and Park District administrative offices.
Public taxing bodies normally don't ever hold their meetings at the home of a sitting member of that body. But what about an unelected, quasi public body like District 97's volunteer Facilities Advisory Committee?