Jacob Weindling, a 16-year-old Oak Park resident, like most people his age accesses much of his news and entertainment online. Recently, a comment Jacob posted on the Phillip Defranco Show, a YouTube broadcast, was selected to receive a prize. But here was the catch; he could choose to receive $500 for himself, or $1,000 to be donated to a charity of his choice.
The Council of Development Finance Agencies recently announced Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) as the winner of the 2012 CDFA Excellence in Tax Increment Finance Award for the corporation's work on the Berwyn Gateway Plaza, a six-retailer urban infill redevelopment project at the intersection of Cermak Road and Harlem Avenue in Berwyn.
The Summer Celebration for the Oak Park Festival Theatre is happening on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. It will include performances by Oona Tramps (vaudeville inspired shorts), Festival Theatre's Artistic Director Jack Hickey and BOYGIRLBOYGIRL (brilliant writer/performers most of whom are former Neo Futurists).
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"The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy," a 1940s radio show, starring Frank Morgan, will be recreated (live stage radio reading), along with another old time radio gem, "Easy Aces," Tuesday, July 31st 7PM at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan & Randolph), Claudia Cassidy Theater.
The Mustang team, Hole in the Wall, with head coaches TJ Nolan and Art Pedraza, won 1st place. They were undefeated during the playoffs and were in 2nd place during the regular season, with 14 games won and 2 games lost.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman today announced that Daniel Martin and Mary Rowland have been selected by the district judges of the Northern District of Illinois to be United States Magistrate Judges, filling two upcoming vacancies. The two vacancies were created earlier this year when Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow and Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan each announced that they plan to retire on October 1, 2012.
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and the James A. Gates Scholarship selection committee are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Chu has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 James A. Gates Oak Park District 97 Teacher Scholarship. This award is made annually to a teacher who aspires to positively affect the futures of their students, embodies a worthy role model for their colleagues, and enhances the quality and the reputation of Oak Park School District 97.
We are so excited about how the space is coming together and are busily preparing for our celebration on Saturday! We'll cut the ribbon at 9am and start a new chapter for Geppetto's Toy Box. We'll kick off the day with a ribbon cutting and then celebrate with Zoku lemonade pops (we had a big lemon to squeeze.) while the kids help us "christen" the new store by painting their handprint in the foyer.