A new state law will change how state school report cards are presented to the public. Along with reporting standardized test results, report cards will now be required to include information on students’ overall progress and their school environment.
Two Oak Parkers, including Police Chief Rick Tanksley, have been named recipients of the Outstanding Community Leadership Award from Concordia University, according to a statement sent Monday from the River Forest school.
Students from Hatch Elementary School and Brooks Middle School joined the governor, as well as former players from the Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls, for the launch of the "Walk Across Illinois Challenge."
Dominican University received a $229,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will allow creation of a program to help students become dietitians, according to a statement from the university.
Within the next couple of months, bond court will no longer be held on the weekends at the county's five suburban courthouses, according to a statement last week from the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
An Oak Park public defender argued against River Forester (and Cook County State's Attorney) Anita Alvarez earlier this month before the U.S. Supreme Court about who is considered a witness under the Sixth Amendment, the Chicago Tribune recently reported.