Three Oak Parkers, Jacob, Judy and John Friesen were taken to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis., on Christmas Day after their car went off the road and rolled into a ditch around 11:45 a.m. in Winona County, Minn.
Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old River Forest native, Fenwick grad, and State Department foreign service officer who was killed last April in Afghanistan while bringing books to a local school, was recently named one the most notable deaths of 2013 by the Washington Post.
Adam Wilson, an Oak Park resident, says he was recruited by the North Pole's equivalent of the Secret Service to create a spy camera that gets the evidence that kids have always wanted; that Santa and his helpers are real.
Charlie Gottlieb and Ross Hamann, owners of The Gaming Goat in Oak Park, are passionate about the same thing: games. Not video games, which are most often associated with gamers. Their store at 440 S. Ridgeland specializes in selling board games, card games and miniatures.
Bakary Tandia and Biram Abeid, natives of Mauritania, visited Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School Monday to talk about slavery and other social justice issues facing the people of Mauritania including the strict caste system to which the country still adheres.