Residents who applied for federal disaster aid following the flooding in April can expect a visit soon from a FEMA inspector. Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the storms may register for assistance online at www.fema.gov or www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by telephone at 800.621.3362.
Tye Johnson's fifth grade class from Beye Elementary School conducted a fundraiser earlier this year that raised more than $1000 in support of the fight against human trafficking. Based on the success of this initiative, the students will be conducting another fundraiser to benefit the same cause. The event, which is titled "Catching Dreams for Canvass," will be held at the Both Sides Art Gallery in Pilsen on Saturday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Anne Slanina, a doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and Oak Park native, was inducted into the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the 10th Annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education held recently at Yale University.
The Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society's Children's Clinic held an open house on Thursday, May 9, at 320 Lake Street in Oak Park to unveil it renovated facilities and to initiate a campaign for its Mary Anderson Nursing Fund.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, which owns and operates the Home and Studio, 2014 is designated as the Legacy Year.
With her engineering design for a new ballet pointe shoe that can reduce dancers' foot injuries, Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Noelani Ho recently placed first in the Chicago Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
Come to Lake Theatre to experience the real life story of a marketing campaign that sparked a revolution. Join the First Tuesday Film Club on June 4 at 12 noon and 7 PM at 1022 Lake Street in Oak Park for a special presentation of Spanish language film "No."
On May 17, Nicor Gas representatives will present the West Cook YMCA with a large check for $25,000, in recognition of over 500 Oak Park residents who participated in Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program as part of the Community Challenge.
The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association Awarded two scholarships at its annual Award Luncheon on May 6. The Scholarship Committee presented four-year renewable scholarships to Oak Park and River Forest High School Seniors Margaret Blaha and Shourouk Abdalla at the association's Oak Park headquarters. OPRFHS Superintendent Dr. Steven Isoye, Head Dean Peter Nixon, counselor Carolyn Ojikutu and assistants Sharon Martinek and Kim Asbury were also present.