Dominican University will host a Black World Music Festival, featuring cultural performances from African-American, African, and Caribbean musicians and dancers, on Saturday, October 5 from 6-11 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium on Dominican's Main Campus, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest.
The 8th annual Wright Ride on Sunday, August 18, 2013 attracted cyclists from all over the Chicagoland area and beyond. Presented by the Oak Park Cycle Club, Visit Oak Park, and the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, this year's event was much anticipated, due to no 2012 event, and the expressed desire for the Wright Ride's return in 2013.
Legislation introduced by State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) which protects the privacy of students who have HIV was signed into law today by Governor Pat Quinn. Previously, if a student was infected with HIV, the Illinois Department of Public Health or a local health department was required to report the student's HIV status to the school's principal, who in turn could notify others at the school. The new law repeals this requirement.
Marking 10 years in the current Main Library building and 110 years as a public library in Oak Park, Oak Park Public Library will celebrate at all its locations this October, hosting an Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, and a community Art Show on Sunday, Oct 6.
St. Giles School today launched a new bullying prevention program that will be incorporated into the school curriculum this year. Throughout the school, about 500 students from kindergarten to 8th grade gathered in small groups to create posters about the new program that will hang in each classroom all year.