Many possibly walked away from the 14th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Chicago, Sunday morning with wet clothes and chattering teeth. But Longfellow Elementary School fifth grader Lucas Stowe walked away from North Avenue Beach with an autograph from his hero--Jimmy Fallon.
Candidates squared off Tuesday at Oak Park Public Library in the hotly contested race for 1st District Cook County Commissioner, defending their political records and giving their visions on topics ranging from the state of public health to overcrowding at the county jail.
Three Oak Park and River Forest High School students, inspired by Emery Lehman's journey to the 2014 Winter Olympics, decided to apply their musical talent and have produced a tribute song to Lehman called "The Olympian."
Frank Lipo, executive director of the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest, received the 2013 Community Service Award from the Park District of Oak Park for the years of historical information he has provided on parks and facilities for a number of programs and projects.
While some banks advised customers to keep a close watch on their bank account activity shortly after the major Target security breach in December 2013, Community Bank of Oak Park and River Forest helped customers recover by issuing 250 new debit cards and account numbers to affected individuals.