The library and Park District of Oak Park have teamed to provide a wireless system supporting hundreds of simultaneous users and offering direct connections to the Internet from anywhere in the park. Guests can access WiFi in the park by connecting to the "scovillepark" wireless network.
Perusing the names of OPRF High School's graduates is always interesting. It is certainly an indication of our increasing diversity. Some get pretty involved. Celina Elise Sha Qing Madden, for instance, and Elias Aziz El-Metennani. Names are getting more complicated, with plenty of hyphens, including hyphenated middle names, which we'd never noticed before. But some are succinct, like Tito M. Tate.
The Irving School community is really, really happy to see that blacktop playground surface at their school head to the scrap heap. That'll happen this summer as Irving and other District 97 schools receive new playgrounds.
Jan Pate, executive director of the West Cook YMCA on Marion Street, was offering a tour Thursday and talking up the improvements gradually being made to the 1950s-era structure. She said she had been describing the Y to people recently as being "a vintage building."