The most common problem parents face is motivating their child whether it takes the form of homework struggles, battles over messy rooms or cajoling toddlers to share or demanding teens to show respect.
It looks more like a silver chip 'n' dip than a sports trophy. But this silver-plated, clamshell-shaped keepsake, purchased at a yard sale and donated to the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest, tells a story about a basketball team that made an unexpected run at the Illinois state title.
Coached by Harry Kinert, who had taken the Freeport High School team to the state championship in 1951, the 1955-56 OPRF Huskies team gained a reputation for overcoming adversity. An undersized team plagued with injuries throughout the year, they finished the regular season with a mediocre record of 8-6 and a fourth place finish in the Suburban League. But the team caught fire in the post-season tournament, using speed and accurate shooting to play their way past much taller teams to reach the Sweet 16 round.
Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage. With a cast and crew of almost 100 kids, a huge team of seamstresses, a 16-foot dragon and the most amazing vocals and choreography this side of the swamp, BRAVO presents a performance the entire family will enjoy.
Late last week, a company called Uncle Milty's announced plans to launch a restaurant in Oak Park that will specialize in seafood spermatozoa; they currently have three locations, two in Japan and one in Cleveland. Uncle Milty's is looking for an appropriate space in Oak Park right now.