The Park District spent at least $1,300 to remove graffiti from the side of Ridgeland Common Saturday, after taggers used pink and black spray paint to deface the side of the new pool building sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. Oct. 11.
Graffiti artists bombed the Park District's Ridgeland pool building Saturday, Oct. 11. Security systems detected persons jumping from the Union Pacific tracks to the roof earlier in the year. The Park District is working with the railroad to put up fencing to prevent trespassing.
Oak Park resident Eddie C. Campbell, a seminal blues guitarist and singer who played with Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, will received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Music Awards during a ceremony Sunday at the Copernicus Center.
Grace Lutheran School boys basketball coach William Thompson, featured on the front page of the Jan. 29 edition of the Wednesday Journal, recently won his 900th coaching victory of a grade-school career that has lasted 43 years.