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.
On Saturday Morning Around 9:00 am Governor Quinn stopped in to dine at Chicago's Home Of Chicken & Waffles Oak Park Location. As he sat down to place his order his security sat on the opposite side of the room just across from his booth. I stopped to ask him what made him stop in to dine with us.
CAST, the performing arts program at Percy Julian Middle School gave camp parents the chance to get a sneak peek at the progress of the varied performances. The performing arts summer camp for 3rd through 8th grade students will feature 4 separate performances this year.
Our very own Lourdes Nicholls nabbed three Best of mentions from Chicago Reader. Her photos of her boys at Millennium Park and of Lincoln Park were honored in this year's Your Best of Chicago, as imagined on Instagram.
It's hard to dispute that cycling in Oak Park has gained popularity. However, certain groups are missing out on this healthy, eco-friendly, exciting trend as a result of issues with balance and stability. For seniors, cycling is often seen as a beloved pastime, not as a means of independence, mobility and exercise.
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest is pleased to announce that Hephzibah Children's Association is the recipient of Community Bank's Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals.
Wednesday Journal's very own Dawn Ferencak was named "Newspaper Sales Rep of the Year" yesterday at the annual Illinois Press Association Convention in Springfield Illinois. "Dawn is wonderful," says Marc Stopeck, Wednesday Journal's Advertising Manager, "She's smart, professional and has a great work ethic. Her clients love her. She absolutely deserved this honor."