3D printing is no longer an idea of the future. And thanks to inventors Maxwell Bogue and Peter Dilworth of WobbleWorks LLC and 3Doodler co-founder David Cowen, 3D printing is a tangible item of the present and in the hands of an Oak Park 14-year-old.
The family of Rachel Smylie, a former Oak Park and River Forest High School student who died April 7 in a single car crash while in Namibia, have established the Rachel G. Smylie Memorial Scholarship in memory of Rachel's love of Africa.
Six or seven times a year, Dr. Ben Stark, a biology professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, drops everything and goes into his "adopted" fourth-grade classroom at Beye Elementary School in Oak Park.
Rachel Smylie died in a single-car crash, April 7, in Namibia. According to a source, she was traveling with four students in a rented vehicle at the time of the accident. The other four students, though their conditions are unknown at this time, reportedly survived the crash.
After six years at the Animal Care League, the feline foster care coordinator, Jill Lebovitz, 49, is leaving the non-profit to explore other job options. Whatever those new endeavors will be, they will involve animals — her "true passion."
The founder of Oak Park and River Forest High School's Spoken Word program is hoping to replicate his work in other school districts through a teacher-training initiative he has developed with Concordia University.
After seven years serving as executive director of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, Sophia Lloyd is saying goodbye to Oak Park and hello to Toledo, Ohio come June 1, as she becomes the director of Job and Family Services in Lucas County, Ohio.
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.