Motivated by a request from the Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball Association (OPYB/S), at its monthly board meeting last week the Park District of Oak Park considered the installation of a temporary batting cage at Ridgeland Common that will be available for use by OPYB/S members as well as the general community when the park's fields reopen after extensive renovations in April of next year.
A man posing as an Oak Park resident named Richard Kullman and claiming to be a member of a group called Residents for Sanity in Oak Park's Parks met last week with Park District Executive Director Jan Arnold to urge officials to reconsider the upcoming renovation of Ridgeland Common fields. But the name was an alias. His real name is Les Golden.
A flurry of local sledding enthusiasts and dog owners have expressed opposition to the long-planned renovation that will soon begin at Ridgeland Common, but the Park District of Oak Park says alternatives to these popular features are or will remain available in the village.
If you listen to sports radio on occasion — or any type of local radio for that matter — then chances are you've heard the annoying commercial where a rather snarky gentleman tries to convince listeners to refinance their mortgage by crudely insisting, "It's the biggest no-brainer in the history of the world!"
It's not difficult for the Fenwick boys water polo team to forget last season and the loss by one point to Lyons Township that ended the program's eight-straight state title reign, but there aren't many players back this season from that squad.