District 97 is feeling the heat from a few Oak Park parents upset about their kids sitting in what they describe as boiling hot classrooms in the last few days. Today's (Sept. 10) heat topped nearly 100 degrees.
In a recent talk withOak Parkand River Forest High School Principal Nate Rouse about security matters at the campus, he explained the portal-to-portal, or nexus, concept schools utilize—that is, what a student does from the time he or she lives home to the school and back.
Among this week's list of "things I learned at the Oak Park Village Board meeting," this is one of my favorites so far: Citizen Involvement Commission members wear red sashes. It's an odd, unique little thing that caught my attention.
The legendary Oak Park record store, Val's halla celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The shop hit its share of struggles during that notable year, but thanks to the dedication of owner Val Camilletti and her loyal fan base, the store kept its doors open.