River Forest's Dominican University has received the 2012 Community Change Maker award from PASO, a Spanish acronym which translates as the West Suburban Action Project, in recognition of the university's support for undocumented students.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official blessing of the new Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care. "Loyola bariatric specialists including surgeons, physicians, psychologists, nutritionists and exercise physiologists offer patients tailored surgical and non-surgical treatment for weight-related health conditions," said Bipan Chand, MD, director of the new center.
Elizabeth Diskin of Oak Park won an August writing contest sponsored by Midlife Collage. In her short story, "The Long and Winding Road" Elizabeth cycles 100 miles for charity through the California wine country.
West Suburban Medical Center recently announced it has partnered with Associated Physicians of Rehabilitation to oversee West Suburban's Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Center. Rahul Sharma, M.D., Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation has been named to the position of Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Center at West Suburban Medical Center.
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest welcomed Abdel Barry, a visitor from Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, on Friday, August 3rd. Bernard Headly II met with Abdel (age 15) and gave him a tour of the bank, including a look at the large vault. Abdel is visiting Oak Park & Chicago for three weeks to learn about American culture.
District 97 is seeking dedicated individuals from the community who are interested in taking an active role in shaping the future of our schools by applying to serve in a voluntary capacity on our Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC).
Jacob Weindling, a 16-year-old Oak Park resident, like most people his age accesses much of his news and entertainment online. Recently, a comment Jacob posted on the Phillip Defranco Show, a YouTube broadcast, was selected to receive a prize. But here was the catch; he could choose to receive $500 for himself, or $1,000 to be donated to a charity of his choice.